Friday, November 4, 2011

Making Lists and Checking Them Twice – Not the Christmas Kind

Usually by this time of the year I have made a list of Christmas presents I need to buy, Christmas cards I need to send and all of the other holiday stuff that needs to be done. I haven’t even thought about those things this year.

My list currently looks more like this:
call the pediatrician
Put the car seat in the car
Wash baby clothes, sheets and blankets
Clean house REALLY good
Make gifts for the girls who hosted my shower
Finish birth mother gift
Write Thank You Notes For Baby Gifts
Hang hooks in nursery/get dresser
Pick up the following things: alcohol, Vaseline, baby Tylenol/Motrin, mylecon drops, diaper rash cream, gripe water, diapers, wipes, formula and bottles
Figure out who can take care of the dog while we are at the hospital

I spoke with our birth mom last Sunday and at her Friday appointment, the doctor told her that Jackson needed to stay where he’s at for at least 3 more weeks. After that, he can come whenever his little heart desires. That was a week ago. So we could technically have a baby in as soon as 2 weeks or it could be another month. We are preparing and getting our ducks in a row just in case he decides to make an early appearance.

I am super thankful for some friends who are throwing us a baby shower on the 12th. I am getting SO excited to celebrate our baby boy! I just wish Kathleen would give me some hints about the shower (but she won’t). I’m not very good with surprises. I’m the girl who usually snoops and finds ALL of her Christmas presents long before December 25th.

If you have any tips for me as I prepare for motherhood, please feel free to comment! I’ve been waiting a long time to be a mommy, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t freaking out just a bit! Is there anything I need to add to my mommy-to-do list?

1 comment:

  1. Get "What to Expect: The First Year". It's a baby manual. And I really recommend the AngelCare Baby Monitor. Without it, I don't think I would have gotten any sleep during the first year, worrying about breathing, etc.