I’m starting to get that “baby’s almost here” excited/panicky feeling. I’ll be 28 weeks tomorrow, which means that theoretically, Caleb could arrive without complications in 10 weeks. That sounds a little terrifying considering I have a lot to do before he does! I wrap up my administrative job of almost six years in two weeks, which will free me up a lot more, but in the meantime at least getting some lists down is making me feel more prepared.
Thank goodness for Wunderlist, my absolute favorite way to track to-dos and shopping lists. Yes, shameless plug here for the best free task management app out there. Give it a try! Works great in your browser, on your desktop, or on your phone.
I have the following Wunderlists started.
- Daddy’s Hospital Survival Kit
- Mommy’s Postpartum Basket (stole this lovely idea from my sister-in-law)
- Labor Playlist Songs (you knew I would…)
- Stock Up (general household things I don’t want to have to think about replenishing before the New Year)
- Freezer Meals
- Pre-Labor Prep (random things like draft our Christmas letter)
I’ll work on any leftover baby-specific needs after the shower my friend Julia is throwing for me at the end of September! Right now I’m focusing on things that will help the baby’s parents through labor and after. =)
And on this note, if you have any specific recommendations of items you loved/didn’t love having for labor and postpartum days, I am all ears! My cousin-in-law, sister-in-law, and I (who are all due with a baby within 6 weeks of each other) have been group messaging and it has been so helpful to get Shelby’s tips from her first labor!