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November 2018 Moms

Last Minute Checklist

I'm trying to get everything in order so I am selfishly starting this list so maybe we can help remind each other of the last minute things we still need to do!

What's still on your to do list before baby comes?


wannaflickoneMouseMama817

Re: Last Minute Checklist

  • Mine:

    - Install carseat
    - Pack hospital bag
    - Put out big gear (swing, RnP, bouncy chair) and wash covers for them
    - Sterilize pump parts and bottles


    mockingjay1MouseMama817tessiesmom26
  • Wash RNP, set up crib, wash co sleeper, get swing from H's family, unload diapers from car

    Obviously, this list will happen even after baby is born, haha. 
    mockingjay1lurvleybunchococonutsMouseMama817tessiesmom26
  • - order pump (I couldn't do it any earlier than today) 
    - get carseat out, wipe it down along with the bases, install bases
    - put clothes, blankets, etc away in dresser (in the middle of doing this right now)
    - pack baby's hospital bag 
    - pack what I can for my hospital bag 
    - get out all the things baby lays in/on and wash the washable parts
    - DH needs to make wall shelves to put books on this week/weekend
    - some decor we ordered will hopefully be here in the next weekish so we can get it on the walls
    - get DS a big brother gift from baby
    *TW*
    Me:32 DH:32
    Dx: PCOS - on metformin
    DS born 11/2014
    TTC #2
    5 failed IUIs
    1 IUI ending in mc & d&c at 9.5w - girl with trisomy 16
    Pursuing IVF with CCRM - ODWU done - IVF set for May-June
    Surprise BFP 3/5 - Rainbow baby due 11/9/18 - Team Green


    wildrainbowMouseMama817tessiesmom26
  • most of the baby prep we’ve been doing the last week has been stuff that we know we will put off or not have time for once the babies are here—
    -get haircuts
    -wash the cars and clean their interiors
    -clip animal nails and groom them
    -make sure the food pantry is stocked. also, the bathroom closet is stocked with extra soap, tp, toothpaste, etc..
    -get out thank you cards
    wildrainbowofftoneverlandmockingjay1tessiesmom26
  • - Set up bassinet 
    - finish decorating nursery 
    - Install car seats
    - order extra car seat bases
    - Buy baby monitors 
    - Get bath stuff and medicine together for the baby 
    - Wash and put away all clothes and blankets
    - Pack hospital bag 
    - Pack diaper bag 
    - Double check on breast pump (I think my doctor puts in the order once in hospital and I use a handpump from the hospital until the other one arrives) 
    - Make some freezer meals and a little closer to time buy a bunch of easy to make stuff for DH & DS 

    tessiesmom26
  • @josie12367 Thank you for the reminder to charge the camera! I think I would have completely forgotten that. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    highsteaksjosie12367hollyevamockingjay1
  • edited October 2018
    All that’s on my list: 

    -convince DH to move around the damn car seats and install the infant seat base (for going on three weeks now...it’s fine, he can do it in the hospital parking lot if he never does it, haha)

    - FMLA paperwork to my supervisor

    - see if my OB will fill out short term disability paperwork before delivery based on EDD or if we need to wait until I deliver

    ETA: Get the baby swing out! Another thing I asked DH to do already that he didn’t do....

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    hollyeva
  • Finish the nursery
    Buy some nursing tanks
    Set up bassinets and diaper stations around the house
    Pack hospital bag

    Lactation cookies and freezer meals are a great idea!
  • What are these lactation cookies??

    For my to do's:
    - find / make sure book shelf
    - wash 0-3 month clothes
    - organize bath and medicine things
    - wash cover for mamaroo, car seat, bassinet, and play mat thingy
    - pack hospital bag 
    - first decide what to put in hospital bag
    - figure out when I change my insurance to add the baby
    - Fmla and fsa hr questions
    - pre registration for hospital

    MouseMama817mockingjay1
  • I’ve done nothing. I’m probably way too relaxed about everything bc DD1 was nine days late and I’m currently only 35+1. With my luck this one will end up being early and I’ll have nothing done still, lol. I should probably at least pack a hospital bag.
    BabyBoyH92016mockingjay1
  • Finish packing hospital bag (need toiletries! And snacks! And underwear!)
    Convince DH to pack a hospital bag for himself, and get a tdap shot
    Re-install car seat (we had guests from out of town, so needed to take it out)
    More freezer meals
    More laundry
    Write thank you notes
    Put away shower gifts
    Investigate cat groomers (for nail trimming)
    Write a birth plan
    Give friend a key for caring for dog/cat
    Choose a pediatrician 
    Realize this is actually happening 
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    susan112118lifesabeach85MouseMama817mockingjay1
  • To Do:
    -finish packing hospital bag (I have basics for baby & me, but nothing for DH)
    -get crib mattress & baby monitor (in theory this could wait; we have bassinet)
    -return a bunch of baby clothes (first try to figure out where they came from)
    -get car seat installed
    -clean apartment (we moved in 3 weeks ago, and it's just clutter upon clutter)
    -figure out how to store all these baby books without a bookshelf
    -decorate for Christmas (b/c I have no idea if I'll feel up to it after she comes)

    Ugh.  All the panic.
    Married: Nov 2010
    TTC #1 since: Aug 2016
    Dx: Unexplained
    6 failed IUIs on Letrazole & Ovidrel
    Final (#7) IUI - BFP!
    EDD: Nov 2018
    Team Pink!
    Me: 31/DH: 30

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    mockingjay1
  • Okay I am going to try this for real:

    -Finish the nursery (got the crib last night, the rug is coming today, and the dresser/changing table is coming Friday. Just need to buy the glider this weekend and hang the curtains and then that should be complete.)
    -Get a new car squared away and install the car seat in the new car.
    -Pack the baby's hospital bag
    -Double check my hospital bag and what's in it.
    -Put the pack n play together once it gets here (5-7 days)
    -Buy the things we didn't get from the shower.
    -Sterilize bottles/pump and wash and put together swing and RNP
    -Thank you cards from the shower
    -Get my hair trimmed and hopefully a mani/pedi.
    Me: 30  DH: 30
    Married 10/28/17
    TTC #1 February '18
    Team Green turned Team Blue 10/15/18
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    mockingjay1ginny_203wildrainbow
  • @iheartbooks Same. Our washing machine broke this week, and the movers are coming to pack all our stuff up in 11 days, so I feel like my hands are tied. I can't even start washing baby clothes right now. This, too, shall pass, I guess. Trying to stay calm!
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  • aly12986aly12986
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    edited October 2018
    The whole nursery. Ha. It's currently piles of clothes I need to get rid of from our daughter. 
    I started packing the hospital bag though. 
    Maternity photos this Saturday. 
    Baby Shower on the 21st. 

    Definitely cutting it close. 
    hollyeva
  • ginny_203ginny_203
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    edited October 2018
    Feeling pretty good, but you guys have reminded me about some things!

    - We have a swing with a detachable rock n play type of thing so I've been on the fence about whether we actually need the separate rock n play. Maybe put it together just in case?
    - Sterilize breast pump and bottles - do we need to do this if everything is brand new? Or is just giving it a quick hand wash ok?
    - Lactation and infant care classes are scheduled for this weekend
    - Ah, forgot - have husband pack his hospital bag and put in the car with mine

    TTC 12 months before medical intervention

    IUI #1 - 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFN

    IUI #2 - 100mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFP 1/10! CP diagnosed 1/12.

    IUI #3 - 100mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFN

    IUI #4 - New RE, 10mg Fermara CD 3-7, 37 units Follistim CD 7-9

    BFP 3/20! Beta 14DPO 104, 17DPO 250, 21DPO 1,055! 


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  • @ginny_203 I would sterilize new feeding products before the first use. You never know what gets on them in the production/packaging/shipping process. 


    offtoneverlandtessiesmom26
  • @lifesabeach85 thanks! Do any of you have any tips on the best/easiest way?

    TTC 12 months before medical intervention

    IUI #1 - 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFN

    IUI #2 - 100mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFP 1/10! CP diagnosed 1/12.

    IUI #3 - 100mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFN

    IUI #4 - New RE, 10mg Fermara CD 3-7, 37 units Follistim CD 7-9

    BFP 3/20! Beta 14DPO 104, 17DPO 250, 21DPO 1,055! 


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  • @ginny_203 - I'm a big fan of the medela microsteam bags that you stick in the microwave.
    *TW*
    Me:32 DH:32
    Dx: PCOS - on metformin
    DS born 11/2014
    TTC #2
    5 failed IUIs
    1 IUI ending in mc & d&c at 9.5w - girl with trisomy 16
    Pursuing IVF with CCRM - ODWU done - IVF set for May-June
    Surprise BFP 3/5 - Rainbow baby due 11/9/18 - Team Green


  • @ginny_203 a pot of boiling water for five minutes! And like @mockingjay1 says you can get steam sterilizer bags for the microwave 


    offtoneverland
  • @ginny_203 I got the medela steam bags same as @mockingjay1 . You can only do two bottles at a time but it's just so easy. You can use each bag 20 times so they go a long way! Link in spoiler.
     3 Boxes of Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags. 5 Bags per Box https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DXXVJRO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sPLVBb6EZRZBK
  • Thanks ladies! Dumb question, but can you use the Medela steam bags for a Spectra pump? Obvious FTM post here :) 

    TTC 12 months before medical intervention

    IUI #1 - 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFN

    IUI #2 - 100mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFP 1/10! CP diagnosed 1/12.

    IUI #3 - 100mg Clomid, Ovidrel - BFN

    IUI #4 - New RE, 10mg Fermara CD 3-7, 37 units Follistim CD 7-9

    BFP 3/20! Beta 14DPO 104, 17DPO 250, 21DPO 1,055! 


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  • One more question about this--boiling/steaming them is better than the dishwasher?  Or should it be used in addition to washing them in the dishwasher?
    Married: Nov 2010
    TTC #1 since: Aug 2016
    Dx: Unexplained
    6 failed IUIs on Letrazole & Ovidrel
    Final (#7) IUI - BFP!
    EDD: Nov 2018
    Team Pink!
    Me: 31/DH: 30

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  • ginny_203 said:
    Thanks ladies! Dumb question, but can you use the Medela steam bags for a Spectra pump? Obvious FTM post here :) 
    You can use the Medela steam bags for anything. It's literally just like a thick plastic bag with a zip lock on top, so you can sanitize any brands in it. 

    soehlerk said:
    One more question about this--boiling/steaming them is better than the dishwasher?  Or should it be used in addition to washing them in the dishwasher?
    You really just need to sanitize the parts with boiling water before the first use. After that, you can wash them in the dishwasher or hand wash them. That said, I did sanitize my pump parts frequently, but that was only because I didn't wash them after every use, so I wanted to be extra sure they were clean. 
    *TW*
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    DD1: 8/2014  <3
    TTC #2: 6/2017
    BFP 8/3/2017 | CP 8/4
    BFP 10/16/2017 | CP 10/21
    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    soehlerk
  • @soehlerk I definitely boil sterilize everything before first use. Then just use the dishwasher and the steam bags as needed. 


    offtoneverlandsoehlerk
  • @soehlerk I’ve only used the dishwasher to sanitize. 

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  • Goodness we all have so much to do! Here's my list:
    -finish hospital bag,
    - set up carseat & bases
    - clean the bathrooms
    -finish decorations in nursery
    - organize bottles & pump stuff
    - make padcicles

    I know there is more but that's all that is coming to mind for now




    tessiesmom26wildrainbowmockingjay1ftm_jen
  • @ftm_jen - haha, I know, seems silly but the midwife swore by them. Putting aloe vera gel and non-alcoholic witch hazel and lavender on a few pads then put them in the freezer. Eh, I figure it can't hurt to make them and see if I like them later. 


    highsteaksashkee05
  • @kamahina9 I've heard the same suggestions but the term was new and hilarious  :)
    kamahina9
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