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It Keeps Growing

I've been working from home some days and working from the office others to keep with the "take it easy" request of my dr.  It's actually been working out really nicely. Because these last few weeks are always a little questionable about arrival and things, I've tried to be over diligent about keeping a to-do list so that if anything changes while carrying on this routine, everyone know where I stand on just about everything I'm doing.  It's been helpful for me to see what I really need to pay attention to and what can just wait until I get back.

In doing this, I've also made a list of things that need to be done at home and I don't know which is stressing me our more. 

Either way, the lists keep growing and I cannot make them stop.  I feel like I've scratched off 100 things, but still have about 300 things to do.

I guess this just goes back to my auto-response, lately, to the question, "Are you ready?"

Physically, I'm ready.  Mentally, I am not.

What needs done at home?
  • Buy newborn/size 1 diapers.
  • Buy a Munchkin toy (Ellie the) Elephant, like Coen's Larry the Lion.
  • Work on wall art with W and get it printed on a canvas.  Once complete, hang above changing pad.
  • Finish pendant banner and hang in nursery above rocker & crib
  • Buy projector for nursery
  • Buy new monitor
  • Set up swing in living room
  • Bring down bouncy chair from nursery
  • Bring down receiving blankets
  • Research double strollers again.  I think we've decided on this one, but I'm just not sure that it will work with our infant carrier
  • Turn Coen's car seat around in both cars
  • Install infant carrier bases
  • Hang more decor in nursery
  • Buy gift for Coen from his new sister
  • Set up pack n play in master & more bench out of our bedroom
  • Spray pain frames and hang (these will be for newborn pictures)
  • Buy record frames
  • Get initial to paint and hang with flowers by door in nursery
  • Bring up rocker from the basement
  • Find pump and start to think about how I'm going to organize bottles and pump related items in kitchen
  • Finish packing my hospital bag.
 Just in typing it out, I added about 10 things that weren't already on my list.  I can foresee the next few evenings being very busy and me running around the house with my head cut off.  It's a lot to do and most may not get done right away, but we're going to try and get most things done.  Some things don't have to be done today and could be done while I'm at the hospital, but you just never know how they'll turn out... so I just assume do them this week while I'm home.

Alright.

I can do this.

We can do this.

Just 7 more days.

Comments

Mrs. B said…
I know everyone has different opinions on this, but - it's actually quite a bit safer to keep kids rear-facing till they've reached the height/weight limits on their carseats. It might knock one thing off your list :) Good luck! How exciting!!
Jeannie said…
I can't wait to hear her name :) Hang in there mama... Only a few short days :)

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