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    Default Things to do in the next 7 weeks

    I'm due in 7 weeks. Here is my list of stuff to do before then...

    January
    Finish painting baby's room
    buy crib mattress
    update registry
    pack bag for hospital
    organize pantry

    February
    have baby shower
    wash baby bedding and clothes
    tour hospital
    childbirth classes
    gather tax documents and file taxes
    choose pediatrician
    get bassinet back from a friend
    buy nursing bras (still growing)

    I'm not due until March 10th but I want to have everything done by the end of February. I have to take it easy on the big things because I hurt my back last week and couldn't do anything for about 4 days.

    My baby shower is the first week in February. I may have to add other things to my list once I have my shower.

    What do you guys think?

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    You look pretty set. You may want to check Target for any gear you need. The last few week, they have had baby gear on sale including mattresses, strollers, etc.

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    Add to the list if you can: Have a romantic dinner out with hubby or go to the movies... It'll be a while before you get a chance to do so easily. Good luck!!

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    Looks like a good plan! I would suggest preparing a few meals ahead of time and freezing them. I only did a few 8x8 baked ziti's in foil pans but they sure came in handy...pop in toaster oven to cook. Doesn't sound like much but believe me any bit helped.

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Here is some of my progress.

    I've finished painting the baby's room.
    Partially stocked the pantry.
    updated my registry.
    made some burrittos and put in the freezer.

    I've also had to add items to my list.
    Oil change in van.
    Need haircut.
    Get new tags for car.
    and a few other odds and ends.

    My dh said we would have at least 2 dates between now and my due date. My church provides meals for about a week after delivery. The week after my due date is spring break and my older kids, 10, 12, and 14 will be out of town. That will help with the household duties, food prep, and more time for sleeping.

    I'm so excited and this week is going by fast.

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    Let me know how the child birth classes go....I never did them...we didnt' have to and I was glad cause neither Joe nor I really wanted to do them or felt we had the time between our conflicting work schedules. DH worked with a guy and he said where he lived at the time his wife was pregnant they made them go and if the dad couldn't make it to the classes then he had to wait outside during the delivery.

    I won't have to do hospital tour as I am having it at the same one where I had Paige. But I do need to go preregister again as our insurance info has changed since then.

    Do you know what you are going to pack in your hospital bag yet? I had a good website that listed some things to take with you (some obvious, some not to obvious....like a change of clothes for the dad when the newborn has its first accident on him...lol) I did this, but he didn't need them, but to be on the safe side I'll do that again this time too.

    Well I am off to do more purging and cleaning and throwing away of things we don't need or don't want anymore. Just think 5.5 weeks to go. Wouldn't it be something if we both actually went on 3/10....lol wanna take bets on who goes first and if we make it to or go past that date...lol

    Take care and take it easy. Hope your back is feeling better.


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    Here is my list of stuff for my hospital bag. It looks like a lot, but I'm very detailed. Let me now what you think. Also my childbirth classes start tomorrow so I'll let you know how it goes.

    Medicine (thyroid meds)
    nursing pads
    toothbrush/toothpaste
    makeup
    shampoo/conditioner
    lip balm
    hair tie
    deoderant
    lotion
    mousse
    hair dryer???
    pads
    socks
    undies/ nursing bra
    going home clothes for me and baby
    snacks/mints
    camera/batteries
    pillow
    music

    Now I just need to actually pack the bag.

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    You might also want to bring a small throw blanket, sometimes the hospital blanket is scratchy.

    Also, do you have a "baby bag"? I know at my hospital we had to bring clothes, but diapers were provided. It varies by hospital. Things to think about: paci, blanket for baby, do you have the car seat installed (for ride home)?

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    Looks like a good list. Pack light cause you'll be carrying that amount out x2 when you go home. We needed to find a push cart to haul everything out. I didn't even use half of what I packed/was recommended on various pregnancy sites.

    I don't know about other people but I spent 2 out of the 3 1/2 days I was there (csection) in the hospital gown & those nylon undies. I think I wore my slippers & nightgown for a good 1/2 hr and that was it.

    Not to be TMI but make sure you have a buttload of overnight super duper absorbency mattress-sided pads at home and if you get a c-section take the abdominal pads they give you. I think at one point I contemplated wearing a baby diaper LOL.

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