Posted by Aimee
on Feb 3rd, 2013 in Pregnancy
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The arrival of this baby seems like its bearing down on me, not like an impending doom sort of way, but a “holy cow, this is happening fast” kind of way! Depending on the date they schedule my C-section, I have about 8 or 9 weeks left in this pregnancy. I know the end will simultaneously drag and fly by, so I’m going to attempt to stay organized by doing some sort of baby-prep task each week.
So here is my nine-week countdown to baby and the tasks I hope to accomplish as each week ticks by.
Nine weeks and counting:
- Nine weeks left: Schedule C-section, let people know the date, arrange childcare.
- Eight weeks left: Clean and organize big Brother’s room and our bedroom.
- Seven weeks left: Sort through big Brother’s newborn clothes and find weather appropriate stuff for lil’ Brother.
- Six weeks left: Wash newborn clothes and cloth diapers and find somewhere to store them.
- Five weeks left: Impose some sort of organization on clothes and diapers for the new little guy, remind my mom she’s babysitting when we go to hospital.
- Four weeks left: Buy disposable diapers for both kids for the first few weeks when I can’t do the stairs and buy any other supplies I need for the hospital.
- Three weeks left: Compile grocery list for freezer/make-ahead meals, buy gift to big Brother from baby Bro.
- Two weeks left: Check that clothes and diapers are still actually organized, decide where this kid will sleep and prepare said sleeping surface, remind mom of time of surgery, keep up with laundry.
- One week left: Prepare freezer meals, spend some quality time with big Brother, pack hospital bag, remind Hubs to pack himself some stuff too, clean my house from top to bottom, do all laundry, see if anyone else will do that stuff for me.
- Day of: Snuggle big Brother as much as possible, cry a little that everything will be different, be happy and excited about growing our family.
Because I’m me, I won’t do any of these things in this order. I’ll end up going through the clothes randomly, washing the diapers whenever I feel like it. The only ones that I do want to do at the right time are the food prep and packing the hospital bag. With big Brother, I packed my bag way too soon, and I ended up raiding it for my favorite jammies and yoga pants, which meant on the day of his birth, I had almost none of the stuff I needed, and we flew into such a tizzy at 3 am when my water broke, I couldn’t focus on what I needed to repack. This time, I’m going to wait as long as possible to pack so I don’t do that again.
Also, at some point, we’re going to have to think up a name for this child. We can’t call him lil’ Brother for his entire life.
How do you prep for a new little one’s arrival?
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