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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby J to do list update - 08.26.10

I had originally planned on doing this update yesterday & every Wednesday after that until the baby arrives or until I finish this list off...whichever comes first (preferably finishing the list up)! But I was SO busy yesterday running around, that I did not get a chance to do it, so I'm posting it now! Know you will think I am insane, but I have added just a few things from last week, BUT I also got a bunch of stuff crossed off too! The plan is to show completed items with a strikethrough line over them as they are completed & then not show them on the following week's list, that way you easily can see everything I accomplished each week. So, here goes - this week's updates:

House Related:

  • Get gutters cleaned. 
  • Clean under the deck area; get rid of any debris in that area.
  • Buy new area rug for living room.
  • Buy new throw blanket for couches.
  • Clean out front closet.
  • Clean out & magazine & odds & ends baskets in LR.
  • Find (or make) & install valance over sliding glass door {not so sure this one will get done - depends on how much the valance I like will cost}.
  • Mop hardwoods in all areas; I usually do only a few good moppings a year - I spot clean with our steam mop in between time.
  • Scrub kitchen cabinets & pantry door.
  • Organize pantry.
  • Clean & organize Lazy Susan spice shelves. -- post on that FUN process coming soon!
  • Make room in kitchen cabinets for baby stuff
  • Clean base boards throughout house.
  • Scrub walls where Dizz grease spots are --> LOL, yes my dog leaves grease marks in the areas where he always leans against the walls! What? Your dog doesn't?! Hahahaha. Who knows WTH is up with that..my dog is a weirdo - he gets bathed/groomed like every other month...promise!
  • Buy & have the hubbs put together Billy bookcase from Ikea in basement office area.
  • Clean out basement utility storage closet.
  • Freecycle/CL any stuff hanging out in the basement that we no longer need/use.
  • Buy iPod Clock/Radio for MB.
  • Find & buy *small* entertainment system for MB TV (this is a DH added to do, lol).
  • Do the fall decorating - this is a whole 'nother post...coming soon!
  • ADDED: Steam clean Dizz grease spots where he lays on the carpet - just like on the walls for the stairs, if he lays in one spot a lot, the grease from his coat makes that spot on the carpet dirty...eww!

Baby J/Nursery Related: 

Baby J Stuff (in no particular order)- 
  • Send final updates to baby shower guest list to older sis.
  • Select package for & schedule 3/4D ultrasound, then book appointment!
  • Buy onesie from our alma mater - she MUST have one since her daddy & I went to the same school...it's where we met!
  • Make appointment to meet with & tour pediatrician's office - I think I know who her pedi will be (got referrals), we just need to make sure they take our insurance & go out to see the office/meet the Drs.
  • Do hospital tour - scheduled for September 9, 2010, woot!
  • Take childbirth class - scheduled for September 21 & 26, 2010!
  • Pre-register with hospital.
  • Gather several recipes for frozen meals (to eat after baby gets here).
  • Buy a few nursing tanks, sports bras & lounge pants.
  • Return any stuff we get duplicates of; freecycle/donate {hand-me-down} clothes we won't use.
  • Pack hospital bag. 
  • Install car seat in my SUV & get installation inspected.
  • Cook freezer meals (between 35-37 weeks).

Nursery Stuff -

  • Change out door hardware to brushed nickle (it's brass {bleh}, just like everything else in this house that we haven't already changed out yet).
  • Find new closet door pulls & change them out OR spray paint the brass ones & see if they'll work.  -- we ended up spray painting them white for now & it looks fine; we will eventually switch them out for brushed nickle when we find good looking, affordable ones.
  • Measure & put in liners in dresser/changer combo.
  • Hang curtains (on hold until we get the hardware in early Oct. :o( )
  • Put up remaining leaves/berries on tree & "blow" them around windows (also on hold until curtains are put up).
  • Hang framed "Beautiful" & "Miracle" [ReDeemed] Unique wall art.
  • Have Ashley (my little sistah's BFF) do canvas art for over the closet door. -- here is what she came up with:

Isn't it adorable?! This owl canvas wall art from Target was her inspiration! I think she did a fabulous job...and she's only 17!!
  • Buy remaining frames for photo wall - more on this lata.
  • Buy TV for bookshelf - yes, we are putting a TV in the baby's room...it's more for us than the baby & we decided we wanted one in there for late night sessions with the babe.
  • Super secret DIY lamp project - it's only a secret for a few days until I get the post on it together. ;op -- Got started on this, waiting on some material to finish it up!!
  • Make pom poms to hang over crib.
  • Wash all clothes & blankets; put away in drawers.

Financial Related:

  • Make 529 (college savings) plan choice & get/read enrollment info.
  • Look into life insurance coverage & discuss/make any necessary adjustments.
  • Find out process for changing over health & dental insurance for the baby & I to the hubb's policy - we both work for the Federal Government & it was cheaper to have separate insurance until we had a little one, then switch to the family coverage.

M'wah Related:

  • Get filling in tooth where brackets previously were (I got a cavity from when I had braces & the bracket was...boo). -- Went to the dentist yesterday & found out that I actually need a freakin' crown! This is now going to wait until after Baby J arrives. In the mean time, they put a build up material to maintain the existing tooth.
  • Change name with electric company, school loans & long-term savings bank account (no, I still haven't done the name changes on a few accounts).
  • Get physical done at PCP.
  • Finalize maternity leave plan, type it up & submit it to my supervisor & team leader; put leave requests in time tracking system.
  • Order Thank You notes for shower gifts.
  • Get hair cut & straightened before due date. LOL, for some reason I want my hair straight when the baby's born (it's more manageable that way than in its natural CURLY state), so if I have time, I'm gonna try & keep it straight for the few weeks leading up to my due date.
  • Pick out design for birth announcements (so that I can order them soon after she arrives); make address labels for envelopes.
So those are my updates - I am on track with my original goal of getting 3-5 items done a week, woot! Wish me luck this weekend tackling some more of the list. Tonight/tomorrow I'll be posting my 29 week update in addition to 5QF!! 'Till next time!


Carrie said...

Lookin' good, mama! If you get half those things done you'll be in a good place. Because once the baby comes... well, you might not get as much done. One of the hardest parts about being pregnant is wanting to do so many things but not having the energy or physical ability to do them! You might save the tasks that you can do from the couch for the end of your pregnancy. Good luck tackling your list!

Shayleah said...

Girl, you are going to be busy! ;) Good luck getting everything completed. I find having a list realy helps to stay focused and organized, so you should be good!

Jen J. said...

Thanks Ladies!! Shayleah - as you can tell, I love making lists too - they totally help me feel like I can easily go back & reference what I need to get done!

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

Nice! I love writing lists too! :)

Good luck on the nursery...I put a lot of thought and effort into our nursery. Check it out on the link below for ideas. :)