The other night I decided to make a list of things I need to get still, and I was shocked that the list was so small. We are truly blessed.
I had a cousin die of SIDS in 1996, so I'm slightly obsessed with making sure that everything will be safe for my boy. I've seen a couple people use this newborn rocker sleeper for their infants, and the fact that it has the baby sleep in an upright position makes it a must have for me!
I have always wanted to have a baby monitor movement sensor system for any boy child God might give me. This will ease a lot of anxiety for me, I know.
This pillow is something I think will help me during the nighttime feedings. It'll give me the convenience of staying in my warm bed (!) and help me to be awake enough to lay him back in his sleeper so that we don't do the co-sleeping thing again. Don't get me wrong, I loved the convenience of it, but I think it's best that I not do that again because of the transition issues I've had with Isabelle.
Some other things I need to get done before baby comes: (these are fun)
- Pack the diaper bag for Bobby
- Pack the diaper bag for Isabelle
- Pack my hospital bag
- Pre-register at the hospital
- Finalize plans for Isabelle during the hospital stay
- Wash bottles (hopefully not needed) and "milk-harvester" parts (HA!)
- Sew curtains and diaper stacker for Bobby's room
- Pick out a Bible verse for the wall in Bobby's room.
- Buy and paint wooden letters of Bobby's name and hang them up with cute football ribbon from Wal-mart, Joann's or Meijer.
Now for the other "not so fun" list of household chores to be done:
- Organize cupboards in kitchen
- Deep clean a few more times
- Get Isabelle's room back in order (she has no crib or dresser at the moment, but we have both being given to us in the near future)
- Make sure the house is cleaned every night before going to bed for the final 2-3 weeks.
- Make a few freezer meals for convenience.