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99 Days...

I'm due in 99 days! I'm down to double digits! I'm getting a bit excited now!

I was thinking there was nothing to organise really, but there are a number of things to, I just haven't sat down and organised it in my head...

In no particular order...

  • Pay the midwife up to 36 weeks
  • Have a look at nappy stash (both cloth and paper) and determine what is needed, get bamboo prefolds from Jen (thanks Jen)
  • Looking at clothing, wraps, blankets and make sure I've got enough of everything
  • Get bassinet (thanks Pam) and highchair (thanks Mel) into the house
  • Sort out the change table (it needs a thorough scrub down too, it tends to collect dust in tight little corners)
  • Sort out the birthpool and hose and fittings (or decide if I'm just going to use the bath)
  • Contact the water people about getting hot water put on peak all day and night
  • Visit parents in Adelaide for a relaxing weekend sans kids (sorry kids, just need some time with no one asking anything of me)
  • Make sure the house is organised enough that I won't feel like its coming down around my ears in the weeks following bub's birth
  • Order nappy bag
  • Get Mei Tai (thanks Rach)

Well, that's all I can think of for now... None of it is a major undertaking so 99 days should be plenty of time to arrange all of this...

Comments

Juniper said…
I reckon 99 days sounds long enough for all that LOL! Just remember, my bamboos are *flats* not *prefolds*. Let me know if you don't want them anymore, cause I will make them into boosters for Archie.
Rachael said…
Wow! 99 days left-ish! Will not forget Mei Tai :) btw, re: hot water, you need to contact your electricity company about this I am pretty sure?? Trying to dig back into the hidden recesses of my brain from when I worked for them, we had people calling all the time that had switched their hot water onto peak for fulltime use and would ring up cranky at their bills LOL I am pretty sure electricity company or a plumber would be the go. Make sure you get them to show you/tell you how to switch is back to off peak for afterward! :)
Sif said…
Cool, thanks for that Rach, I'll have to give both a call and make sure I have all the bases covered. I was told I had to make sure this was all set in motion at least a month before bubs was due to give them time as well...
HipbubbyMama said…
Let me know if you need any help with figuring out the water sitch..since I'll be there perhaps I can help out with that. Also anything else I can do besides photography, child minding, and general support :) I say DEF go the birth pool, not just a bath :)

Oooh how exciting! Getting closer :)

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