Getting Ready for Baby: Update

 
 

It's been almost a month since I moved on to Phase #4 and I haven't progressed much, to be honest. Here's a look at where I'm at:

PHASE #1: COMPLETE

  • Get organized. 
  • Clean out the crib space. 

PHASE #2: COMPLETE

  • Get the crib + changing table assembled. 
  • Wash all the baby clothes/blankets/etc. 

PHASE #3: COMPLETE

  • Buy a few more maternity pieces.
  • Buy a couple of nursing bras.
  • Baby showers (I don't have any photos – yet – from the one my friends threw us, but here are some photos from the one Mr. LL's family had for us)

PHASE #4:

  • Call pediatrician. I need to pick a different pediatrician. I tried to call the one closest to our house and they don't make you call a different number to talk to anybody.
  • Install the car seat. This is done and it almost cost us our marriage. Not really, but tensions were very high during the process.
  • Pack hospital bag. Ok, so I started to do this, but I can't figure out what's too much to bring or what will I regret not bringing so I haven't "finished" yet.
  • Create a healthier freezer menu plan. I'm changing this to Create freezer meals.
  • Get an exercise ball. This isn't going to happen. I've resigned myself to that reality.
  • Finish out "baby must haves" list. I'm going to get on this sometime this week.

I plan on doing some freezer cooking to have meals ready to go for after Lazy Baby arrives, but Mr. LL really is eating a lot healthier these days (and so am I by default), so I need to rework my plans. The meals I had planned weren't the healthiest (pastas, not a lot of veggies).

Also, now that we've finished up with the baby showers (unless my work throws me one), I'm ready to hunker down and buy what I have deemed a "must have" based on the numerous blog posts on the internet and in parenting magazines. If you are interested in the list I curated by combining as well as pairing down what I found, let me know in the comments. I'll be happy to share my checklist with you!

Goals - Staying Well Rested

 
 

I've been M.I.A. because I'm end the home stretch of pregnancy and it just leaves me so tired. Also, I have not adjusted to my new schedule, at all. I feel like I'm always running out of time. The days still hold the same amount of time, but my mind is passing through it differently. It's really weird.

My OB is out of town this week and so I'm trying my best to NOT go into labor. She said she doesn't think that'll be an issue, but knowing my luck, I would be the one to go into labor when it is least convenient.

Honestly, my goals for right now are to just make it to my doctor appointments on time and get plenty of rest. I still have two more weeks of work before I go on maternity leave and even though I have a desk job, I come home exhausted every single day.

My (amended) daily tasks are:

  • Make the bed EVERY DAY. 
  • Put away the clean dishes in the morning.
  • Spend 10 minutes a day on dishes.
  • Do something laundry related every day or get Mr. LL to do it.
  • Journal/Meditate

For my (amended) weekly tasks,  I'm actually putting these on hold for right now. While I still want to wipe down the bathroom and dust every week, I'm not forcing it.

Getting Ready for Baby: Phase Three

 
 

Phase #1 & #2 are done! And now I'm having a REAL hard time figuring out what to do for Phase #3. I think this one is going to be less physical or home specific, because there are some things I need to get done. Things like making appointments with doctors, buying maternity/nursing clothes for myself, stuff like that.

PHASE #1:

  • Get organized. 
  • Clean out the crib space. 

PHASE #2:

  • Get the crib + changing table assembled. 
  • Wash all the baby clothes/blankets/etc. 

PHASE #3:

  • Make appointment with pediatrician. 
  • Buy a few more maternity pieces. (I did get some maternity pants this past weekend.)
  • Buy a couple of nursing bras.
  • Baby shower(s)

As of this posting, I only have one baby shower in my calendar. My friends and D&D crew are throwing us one and I'm really looking forward to it. Don't know if my work is planning on doing one for me, they've done them for all the ladies who have been pregnant since I've been here, but I don't expect anything.