Thursday, July 21, 2011

Baby To-Do List - 1 Week Left

So yeah. I didn't go into labor or anything. I actually forgot it was Thursday and it dawned on me a few minutes ago that I didn't publish this... Gotta love this pregnancy brain thing I got going...


I really and truly didn't think I would get to this post. I was -positive- that the baby would have made an appearance by now, but here we are... 2 days away from my due date... Still plugging away at this list. I have been having false labor pains off and on for the past week or so, so hopefully that means that things will get going soon...

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
  • Buy gift for Elijah from the baby
  • Wrap present from baby
  • Buy bassinet sheets
  • Buy baby tub
Progress this week:

  • We bought the newborn diapers, yay!
  • My FIL (and potentially MIL) are coming up on Saturday to mount Elijah's TV, in his room.
  • I am bound and determined the presents will get wrapped before I go to the hospital... even if I have to wrap them while in labor
  • Elijah's big present will be bought after the baby has made his arrival. Right now he hasn't showed interest in anything, for sure, except for his Ipod, but that's a whole other post, completely.
Well... If I'm still around, without a newborn in tow, I will be updating again next week... But that should be it. I believe July 29th is the last day they will let me go without inducing me, so until next week...


marie said...

I didn't think you'd get to this post either! I'll probably see you Saturday...maybe we can get those presents wrapped!!

Libbie said...

YAY Jo!!! So happy for you! I just loved peeking at your new babe on Marie's blog! So happy for you!!!

Libbie said...

I was just at Marie's & I saw the cutest little guy!!!! What a sweetie! Hope you are doing good & getting some sleep!

Scrap for Joy said...

I just realized I've been leaving all kinds of messages on Marie's blog, but didn't come here to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you, Joe and Elijah. Caleb is a tiny little cutie....God has truly blessed you.
Hope you can catch some zzzzzzs when you can.