- 5 years ago
I’ll be 33 weeks in a couple of days and this is what we have so far:
-Name picked out, but keeping it a secret until he is born
-Crib, dresser/changing table, bassinet, rocking chair bought but not installed
-Lots of clothes (not washed yet) and lots of diapers (not organized yet)
-Nursery is already painted, but we need to clear out all the guest room stuff from it and clean the carpet and start arranging it (we have new curtains, a rug, and lots of decor for it already)
-Car seat purchased, but not installed (that is a husband duty and he is going to go to the local highway patrol to use their car seat install/inspection service)
-We had our baby showers already, so we went through and purchased everything we didn’t receive and it is all on its way (thank goodness for online shopping). That includes the stroller, baby monitor, changing table pad, cover, etc….
What we still need to do ASAP:
-Purchase an armoire and the crib mattress and assemble EVERYTHING and install car seat
-Pack the hospital bag
-Nail down our birth plan (have only discussed it briefly)
-Look into taking a couple of classes (breastfeeding for sure and possibly infant care or an infant CPR class – I also rented a couple of DVD’s from the library on these topics too, but have not watched them)
-Get our dogs ready (need to move their kennels/beds around to make room)
And then there is the saga of switching insurance plans as of January 1st, so we have to meet with new doctors and make a quick transition into new facilities. I never had a regular doctor anyways on my old plan and they wouldn’t guarantee who would be there for the birth, so I’m not completely blindsided with this turn of events, but I just want to get in to the new hospital as soon as possible. It’s a better hospital, so that is good and it is about 5 minutes away from our house.
Emotionally I’m pretty ready, but still anxious about all of the changes and just wanting to finish everything but feeling tired and all the holiday hullabaloo doesn’t leave much time for anything (not to mention I work full time outside of the home and also part-time for myself inside of the home). I’m sure it will all get done – and if not, well then we will just take it one moment at a time! As long as baby is healthy, it’s all good 🙂