Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pregnancy To-Do List... 22 Weeks!

With every pregnancy, the moment that line appears on the stick, my brain is BUZZING with the million and 1 things I need to do before baby arrives...

Then morning sickness hits and I just get thru the days, the list collects dust and I swear I will never survive to even read the list, let alone accomplish it!!!

But *ALAS* the 2nd trimester comes, followed quickly by the 3rd and my home becomes alive with activity to make room for our new arrival.

Once again, the time has come to dust that list off and get started on the gazillion things I need to do before my new baby girl comes home!

So, I thought I would share my list with you as a way of helping to make sure I GET IT DONE!!!

1) Get into our storage space and see if I have ANYTHING left for a newborn baby girl. Probably not but its worth checking out...

2) Craft store to pick up cute girly fleece fabric for a taggie blanket to make for baby, and initial letters for all the girls... Pink and black craft paint as well...

3) Get port-a-crib back from friend and set up in our room. (baby stays with us for a while)

4) move changing table from upstairs girls closet to our bedroom. Clean it and pretty it up. Will not only be used for changing station, but also to store all of her clothes, towels, burp cloths and such since she will be with us.

5) buy matching baskets for changing table ( and fabric to line them) to hold all small items and keep it neat.

6) Move around computer desk in our room to make room for baby things...

7) re-organize living room

8) Buy everything you need for a baby girl because I gave away all of my clothes, onsies, bibs... and some of the burp cloths I have are just too old to use on a sweet new little one... Not a concern though, God always provides all we need!!!! ( Did I mention monogramming them all?)

9) Switch little girls and older girls rooms around as the little girls now need the bigger bedroom since they outnumber the big girls. This can be done at our own pace since baby will stay with us but it will require ALOT of work, cleaning, gutting and time...

10) Buy paint for both rooms and make them nice for them...

11) Get our new HS'ing year all figured out. 1 month will be taken off after baby and I don't want to have to worry about lesson planning while recovering...

12) start doubling meals and freezing so I don't have to worry about cooking for a loooong time! =)

13) FINALLY FINISH Esther study so I can start BREAKING FREE!!! Need to get into that book big time. I can't wait!! But I have been slow with Esther. I need to get crackin!

The above picture is where my very ice age old Homeschool computer is... in our bedroom. Not the most convenient place to be but it works for now. I also throw some kid overflow over this way when they want to play games on the ol' pc and have fun. I sometimes sneak in there at night when hubby is hogging our beloved MAC in the living room and use the internet. Prayerfully, this next tax season another MAC will be bought and there will be more computers for personal and school use. With 8 people in the house, 3 computers really are NOT that many!! Oh, did I mention that this has to find a new space because our new baby girl will be residing in this spot??? But at least my dovet is beautiful and matches my walls. Thats a start!!

Have a blessed day today. Thank God for another day, Thank God for your hubby, Thank God for your children and thank God that we have HIM to go to when life gets too rough.



  1. I so undertand about the list thing. I am not even pregnant. :0

    I hope you get all your list accomplished. You go mama.

    By the way, I very rarely comment but always love reading your blog.

  2. I'm in nesting mode right now too! I go and go and go until I collapse, but it sure feels good to get things done! Good luck w/ all you have to do. :)

  3. At least you have a list written down already... Me not so much!! :0 Thank you for the reminder to thank God for all today! YOU have a blessed day too! :)

  4. Praying you can get everything done!!! WHICH I bet you can due to the fact that you are SUPERMOM! :)

  5. OH! I can't wait to hear the baby's name! :) I love hearing all the baby names!

  6. Hoping you get everything accomplished!!

  7. God is so good!
    I am so excited you have a pregnancy to do list.
    Wish I could help with the fun stuff!!!!

  8. My, what a list you have there. But it's doable. Sounds like a busy and happy time in your life. Hang in there and God's blessings and my prayers for you as well! Hugs!



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