Thursday, May 19, 2011

a "to do" update

Remember our “to do” list from about a month back? Well, some progress has been made, so I thought I’d do a little update. I’ve also added some new items at the end (in red), which I figured would happen.

1. Talk to insurance company and get any and all info we need for hospital stay, adding babies to insurance, etc.

2. Take our classes! This is coming up soon, and I’m excited. We start our Childbirth class series on May 1st! This goes for 3 Sundays, and then we have breastfeeding and caring for a newborn in mid May. We have one more Childbirth class on Sunday, but then we’re done.

3. Find a pediatrician. My OB has one that she’ll have us use in the hospital on the day, but still we need one for after that. We haven’t met her yet, but we have an appointment with her on June 1st. Lots of people in our neighborhood apparently use her, and love her. AND, she’s quite near our house, which is great as well. The receptionist said there were lots of twins in her practice; so that’s good! Of course if we don’t like her, this one will get un-crossed off; but I have a good feeling.

4. Do some spring cleaning. We need to deep clean the house a few more times (or perhaps hire someone to do it towards the end) before the babies arrive. I also want to do another “purge” of things we can give away to the Salvation Army. I got some Groupons for a house cleaning service (I bought two; each one is 3 ½ hours!) so this will help a lot. We’ll do one session in the next week or so, and then another around the 3rd week of June.

5. Buy our cloth diapers and some wet bags. Yes, we do plan on cloth diapering. At the beginning, we’re going to do a mix of disposable and cloth, and slowly move towards just doing cloth as they get bigger/we get better at it.

6. Wash all newborn clothes, crib sheet and mattress pads.

7. Stock up on food, toiletries, cat food & litter.

8. Test out breast pump and make sure I have all necessary parts. Wendy SO generously gave me hers, so I just need to take a look at it and make sure I understand how it works. It works, and we have everything we need. I’ll probably buy a few extra parts, since I’ve heard sterilizing takes a long time; and it still needs to be sterilized.

9. Purchase a few last minute items like a baby monitor. Mostly we have what we need though. Got the baby monitor at my surprise work baby shower! Only a few things left to get.

10. Line up a cat sitter.

11. Pack hospital bag.

12. Make a birth plan.

13. Buy some nursing tanks and bras.

14. Put the bassinet together.

15. Attach the changing pad to the dresser.

16. Make a few meals ahead of time and freeze.

So, we’re not done, by any means, but we’re making progress! We’re going to try and knock out a few things this weekend. Does anyone have any opinions on how early is “too early” to wash the baby clothes?

Oh, how I love lists. :) It's so satisfying to cross things off of them!

Does anyone see anything missing from our list? I think I've covered everything, but you never know...

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1 comment:

  1. That's great you are meeting with your potential Pediatrician before the babies are born- I hope you like her!

    I have heard nursing moms with twins RAVE about those nursing support pillows designed for two babies. Maybe something to think about for your list? I know I loved mine (for one baby).

    I am excited for you to do a cloth diaper post sometime and see what you have in your stash and how it's working for you!