I’m 35 weeks pregnant today! I can’t believe I’m here already. As mentioned yesterday, it seems like my pregnancy has gone by so fast to get me to this point.
You know how you always think people who are further along than you seem so much further along and you just can’t wait until you are at that point?
That’s how I feel with being 35 weeks pregnant. I always thought that it seemed like near the end of pregnancy and that it would be a big milestone to be at.
35 weeks pregnant means there are only 35 more days until my due date! Wow.
Please, please, please let the rest of my pregnancy go by quickly instead of having another day like yesterday.
I know that the moms out there are probably having a good laugh from me saying the above. They are probably thinking what a naive person I am to wish that the pregnancy would go by fast. I know, I know, I’ll be wishing I took advantage of this time when my baby boy is here and I’m sleep-deprived.
But being that I don’t have a clue how tired I will be or anything else that goes along with having a baby, I’m wishing for my due date to approach rapidly so I can meet my little boy and get on with stuff.
To help with my boredom reader Liz gave me a suggestion that she did. She felt the same way and made a list of all things that she needed to do before her baby comes. I decided to copy this idea and I came out with my own list of to-do’s before baby arrives.
Please feel free to tell me the things that I don’t really need before he is here and add anything to the list that I might not have thought of just yet. I looked at a pregnancy checklist to get ideas that didn’t come to me and some of them do not seem so necessary.
Here’s my list:
1. Give a house key to our friends to take care of our dog.
2. Set up pack n play.
4. Thanks you notes from shower this weekend.
5. Nursing tanks
6. Set up car seat in car and look at car manual to see best place to put it.
7. Pack hospital bag for me, Tarzan, and baby T.
8. Register for CPR class.
9. Register for breast feeding class. (Is this necessary being that lactation consultants will be at the hospital to help?)
10. Changing pad and cover for changing table.
11. Pick out a middle name.
12. Decide if Tarzan will cut umbilical cord.
13. List of people to call after baby is born.
14. Find a pediatrician.
15. Add baby to insurance.
16. Buy 2-3 more fitted crib sheets.
17. Buy receiving blankets.
18. Buy burp cloths.
19. Buy video monitor.
20. Buy nightlight. (Is this needed?)
21. Buy dirty clothes hamper for nursery.
22. Buy bags to put dirty diapers in.
23. Buy baby hairbrush.
24. Buy bottles and nipples.
25. Buy breast pump.
26. Buy pacifiers.
27. Buy nursing bra. (I read that I only need 1 bra right now and it should be one size larger than my current bra size. Then 2 weeks after I give birth, I’ll want to buy a couple more but they will probably be a different size after the swelling goes down.)
28. Buy nursing pads.
29. Buy nipple cream. (What kind?)
30. Buy milk storage bags.
31. Buy baby nail clippers or file.
32. Buy cotton balls.
33. Buy bulb syringe. (Don’t they give this to you at the hospital?)
34. Buy medicine dropper.
35. Buy petroleum jelly.
36. Buy infant tylenol.
37. Buy antibiotic cream. (Really?)
38. Buy saline drops.
40. Baby carrier/sling. (Is this something that I would wait to purchase until baby is here so that I can decide what I like?)
41. Pick out birth announcements.
42. Get my hair cut.
You might also want to read:
- 35 weeks pregnant: Baby shower recap
- 36 weeks pregnant: Checking things off of my “to get done before baby comes” list
- 38 weeks pregnant: We finally packed the hospital bag for labor and delivery
- 34 weeks pregnant: We took our first baby-related class
- 20 weeks pregnant: Starting to freak out over baby shower, baby furniture, and other overwhelming baby-related things.