Thursday, June 23, 2011

Baby To-Do List - 5 Weeks Left

Four weeks and two days to be exact... Time flies when you're having fun... If you can call all of this "fun" ;-). But anyway, between having to update every week and Joe's nagging help we got a lot accomplished this week.

Need to (in no particular order):
  • Decide on co-sleeper or bassinet
  • Find and buy a bassinet
  • Pick a name... First and middle
  • Go through, organize and wash new born clothes 
  • Go through, organize and wash 0-3 month clothes 
  • Buy Diapers  
  • Buy double stroller  
  • Buy a wipe warmer  
  • Pack hospital bag
  • Install infant car seat (probably won't be done until right after the baby is born)
  • Buy small toys/gifts for Elijah to receive when the baby gets presents
  • Wrap the small toys for Elijah (put them in gift bags is more like it)
  • Buy the big present for Elijah
  • Install TV in Elijah's room  
  • Find baby tub
Progress this week:

  • I -finally- ordered the bassinet. It is the one that Joe didn't like, but then after a few days he decided he was ok with it.
  • With Joe's help, we sorted through all the Newborn and 0-3 month baby clothes and then my mom washed them.
  • Even though this whole time I've acted like we have a name or two picked out, we actually don't. It's still a work in progress... However I think this week we have come the closest to picking out a name than ever before.
  • I bought some things to go into my hospital bag, so sometime in the next week I should be able to pack it all up and have it ready to go... for the most part.
  • We went to BJs on Friday and picked up some baby related items like baby wash/shampoo and a big two-pack of desitin. We decided to hold off on getting the diapers, cause I don't want them sitting around the house for a month. So we decided we were going to get them at the beginning of July.

I actually have a question to end this. If you have had a baby before, what is one thing (or multiple things, if that is the case) that is not on the usual list that you are glad that you packed? I haven't even packed yet and already I feel like I've forgotten things...

We are in the home stretch now... Until next week...


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're making progress...I'm sure it makes you feel more relaxed about it all.

As far as your question goes...I'm too old to remember what I packed! : )

Bad Blogger...I have topost as anonymous today!

Marie @ spunbyme

Scrap for Joy said...

It sounds as if you're pretty organized for Baby #2. Is Elijah excited? I had to chuckle at your question at the end. When I had my kids (30+) years ago, I was in the hospital almost a week. (I know, I know, I sound like Marie) Now you women go through a revolving door and come out the other side. I think when you have your second, you should be in for at least 2 nights...cause it's the last rest you are going to get for a while. Get as much rest as you can over the next 5 weeks.
Take care