It doesn’t seem possible that I have less than two weeks until I’m considered full term! I know that most babies from first time moms don’t arrive until 41 weeks on average. Being the serious planner that I am, however, I want to have as much as possible ready before 37 weeks arrives.
A couple of weekends ago was my baby shower, which was a huge blessing. Not only were my mom and one of my sisters able to come out for it, but we also are pretty much all set now for Baby B to arrive! Here’s an update based on my original “wants and needs” list:
-Crib and mattress-All set up and ready to go! Of course, Baby B won’t be sleeping in there at first anyway.
-Bedding and blankets-We have had plenty of blankets given to us! I also bought a pack of receiving blankets the other day, since we hadn’t “received” any…hehe! I was actually able to get a five pack for $3 that hadn’t been used. One of the blankets has a slight hole in it, so it was majorly discounted. Yay! We still don’t have any fitted sheets, but, again, we can wait on those a bit.
-Rocker or glider-My mother-in-law bought us one back in May! So far, I’m really happy with it. I love to sit in it! Here it is, along with a blanket that Aunt Anna made for Baby Baker:
-Stroller-My mom bought us the jogger we wanted, so we’re all ready to go.
-Car seat-My mom also bought us the matching car seat. It’s already installed in my car (yeah, I told you I like to be prepared).
-Clothes and supplies-I think we have a good amount of clothes to start off with now! I washed and sorted all of the clothes. I may be slightly OCD about this nesting thing.
One highlight were this really cute bomber jacket from my parents (my dad was a fighter pilot in his younger days, so this has special significance…)
-A baby gate-We got one for the top of our stairs. It’s more for our puppy than anything right now though.
-A few bottles and a pump (for the days when I need to be away from our baby briefly)-I only have a few bottles, and a friend gave me her old pump. So, I may need more later. We’ll see.
-Play pen-All ready to go!
-Swing-The swing is all set up and ready to go as well!
Some things we might want but don’t really “have-to-have”:
-Monitor-We still don’t have one, but I’m very interested in the Angelcare sound and movement monitor!
-Bouncer or walker-I bought a barely-used walker from a friend of mine.
-Extra toys (I’m sure we’ll get plenty from friends/family, and we’re not into electronic gadgets)-A friend of mine gave me a few toys, so I think we have a start.
What I’ve Added To Our List:
-Boppy Pillow-I bought one. 🙂
-Diaper Bag-I used the returns to get a diaper bag too. Just a plain one that my husband would be comfortable carrying.
-Bumpo Seat and/or high chair-We got a Bumpo and play tray at the shower. Still not sure about a high chair!
-Diaper Pail-I plan on buying one in the next few weeks, but I’m still doing my research.
-Changing Table/Dresser Combo-We bought one that hadn’t been used from someone in town. Andy’s got to fix one piece, but so far I’m loving it! We got the baskets for it at Walmart. 🙂
-Nursing pads, cover, supplies, etc.-I have a few nursing pads, a cover, and a nursing bra.
-Curtains (or fabric to make them) for the baby’s room-My mom helped me make some, as well as a matching changing pad cover, when she was here for the shower. I’ll share some pictures of the nursery soon!
So, what do you think? Any last minute ideas/suggestions?