The countdown is ON.
Mine is dwindling down! I've been doing way more than I'm supposed to do being on bedrest, but DH hasnt been wanting to do ANYTHING to get ready and I was going crazy not having anything ready! We still have to paint/stain the dresser and recover the glider. We're getting DD"s toddler bed this week so atleast I can put the crib back together! (it's converted for her right now!)
I too went thru our closets and organized the hell out of them! I cleared out so much crap that we actually have room for stuff now! LOL I also went thru all my pre-pregnancy clothes and got rid of everything that I havent worn in years! (I tend to *bond* so to speak with some of my clothes! LOL)
I did finally get DH to dig out the swing, bouncer, bassinet and pnp and got all the covers/bedding washed for those! I still have to sterilize the bottles and my pump parts, but I'm not planning on using those right away so I may wait on those!
I have my hospital bag and her hospital bag packed and ready to go! (mine I still have to throw some of my daily things in, like hairbrush and make up!) I also finally got some small gDiaper liners, so I have those all prepped and stuffed as well!
Well since I am at the end of Sept and have 8 weeks left, I have just started on my "to do" list.
Ohmigosh, I started typing out everything I still have to do and got completely overwhelmed! So I deleted it all and, suffice it to say, I have a $h!tload to do!
* Wife of Eric (July 28, 2007)
* Proud Mommy of Allison Kathleen (April 14, 2007)
* Expecting another BABY GIRL on September 16, 2011
I've been wittling the list down, and at the same time it seems to keep growing.
We have almost everything bought. Clothes weren't really an issue - just a few new sleepers, some in newborn. I had almost no newborn clothes for my DS because you know 8-12lbs sounds perfectly adequate for a newborn and they look so small. Why waste my money on newborn size? Yea, well he was 7lbs6oz at birth and all of his 0-3 stuff swamped him completely. The sleeper he wore home from the hospital was ridiculously big and he was a complete gypsy the first couple weeks. Our first major trip out after his birth (OB for mastitis) he was dressed in the pink and blue striped hospital hat, a polka dotted sleeping gown, and yellow pants.
Any way, I now own newborn size. Just need to wash them and the other clothes. I also need to get the boys' dressers rearranged, get a second hanging rod for the boys' closet, and get a hanging rack to hang over their closet door.
Still to Buy: Bottles. I will be nursing, but the baby will be getting bottles from daddy after the first 2-3 weeks. I'm still debating which brand to buy - Breastflow (used with DS, didn't like how often the nipple collapsed, or the messy cleanups), MAM (BF friendly, but only available online, so I can't check one out in person), DR. Brown's wide-mouth, or possibly Vent-Aire.