Tuesday, May 5, 2009

With June only a month away and approaching my 34th week of pregnancy, it is time to start checking things off the list. I was just updating it this morning and starting feeling over-whelmed at everything that needs to get done. With my husband gone for a week, I'll make it my goal to get what I can checked off the list. Unfortunately, quite a few items are contingent on people and circumstances, so we'll see what gets done and not worry about what doesn't, right? (Hmm.. easier said than done!)

Pre-Baby "To Do" List
  1. Sort through baby clothes for things a girl could wear
  2. Try to get newborn spit-up stains off clothes and wash everything
  3. Clean stroller from thrift store
  4. Clean car seat from Freecycle
  5. Decide on a middle name
  6. Buy some kind of organizer/hanging shelves for baby's clothing
  7. Make a list of things to try to buy at big, summer Kwon sale
    1. Cloth diapers
    2. Diaper pail
    3. Spit-up rags
    4. Girl accessories – shoes, bibs, hair bows
    5. Warmer layers for colder months
    6. Highchair/booster seat
    7. Car seat
    8. Buggy board for the stroller
    9. Receiving blankets (or make them?)
  8. Send wish list to parents for things from Indonesia (cinnamon, Hagelslags, tumeric)
  9. Make wish list of things for mom to pick up while she's in America (if she has time)
  10. Make a 1-month menu plan (with diabetic-friendly meals for dad)
  11. Make a grocery list to cover the menu plan and stock up the pantry
  12. Set up guest room

    It still looks like this with a few more baby things filling up the space.

    1. Buy a bed
    2. Buy sheets, pillows, comforters, etc…
    3. Buy/alter/line and hang curtains in guest room
    4. Get closet cleared out
  13. Fill out residency paperwork
  14. Apply for Pregnancy Grant
  15. Find dentist and make an appointment
  16. Make couch cover – okay, maybe I’ll get mom to work on this while she’s here.
  17. Finish baby blanket
  18. Arrange babysitters to watch De Sheng when giving birth
  19. Make schedule and explanations of De Sheng's routines for carer
  20. Fill out paperwork for helping in the nursery
  21. Buy birthday gift for De Sheng
  22. Send out update email
  23. Prepare baby announcement email
  24. Get a joint Gmail account and let people know about it
  25. Hem up living room curtains
  26. Write a few blog posts to save and publish after the baby is born
  27. ....

Comments (4)

On May 6, 2009 at 4:09 AM , Anna said...

Wow! You are going to busy! Isn't it so fun shopping for girl stuff? I love all the cute accessories.

On May 6, 2009 at 8:13 PM , Adrienne said...

Oh Staci, what a lot to do. I'll be praying you get it all done. Wish I could come help you. :) By the way, have you heard about tummy tubs? I just saw an article about them and they looked really neat. Apparently they are big in your part of the world.

On May 6, 2009 at 9:01 PM , Jia Le said...

Wow! I just looked up the tummy tubs to see what you were talking about. That's fantastic. I hate filling up a whole bathtub and using all that water and I've been hoping to buy a baby tub for this next one. I'll have to do more research on this. Thanks!

On May 10, 2009 at 4:30 PM , Kari said...

sooo....you need to decide on a middle name??? does that mean you have decided on the first name??? do tell!!! I enjoyed your blog!