With five weeks left and a big list of items I want to get accomplished, I decided I would break them down into weekly goals and tasks to accomplish. Here is what I have so far!!!
1st week - Closets & Clothes
I actually completed this last week and I am so excited. My main goal was to get Easton's newborn and 0-3 month clothes washed and put away. I also wanted to organize his closet, and wash his sheets and blankets and changing pad cover. I decided to go ahead and get Lauren's closet ready for spring as well. I packed up anything she had outgrown, and made sure she was ready for the nicer weather!
Tiny pajamas and swaddle blankets!
Adorable and oh so small onesies, pants, and outfits.
His hanging clothes!
I've been stockpiling on diapers and wipes and so I got those all organized and ready in his closet! I feel so good about having these all ready and on hand!
2nd week - Easton's Room & Deep Clean of the House
This is the week I am currently on. My plan is to finally finish his canvas!!! And, I have a few special touches to add to his walls. My friend, Carissa, made the neatest print for his room that I cannot wait to get printed and hung!!! His nursery bedding won't be in until the last week of March (argh) but I hope to have every other little detail completed this week. I have plans to set up my "nursing station" and I want to make sure I have everything needed for his changing area. Not entirely sure what little boys need in that area, so any suggestions for things I might not have thought about would be great!
I also have plans to scrub the showers and floors, dust ceiling fans, wash windows, clean out a few drawers, etc. before doing so becomes completely impossible
3rd week - Pack the Hospital Bag(s)
This week my goal is to get my hospital bag packed and Easton's diaper bag ready to go! I need to wash my cute pajamas and the hospital gown my Meme made for me (hoping I get to actually wear it while giving birth...it is too cute!). I want to make a master list of everything I will need that I can't pack right away (toiletries, etc) so that if I should go into labor I can quickly look at my list, gather my things, and go! Do you have any suggestions for things I should take?
I am also going to get Lauren's Big Sister Bag ready. Shawn and I have been collecting little fun odds and ends for her over the past couple of months. She'll be able to use this bag in the hospital or at home to color, play with puzzles, read books, etc.
4th week - Freezer Cooking
My sweet friend Mandie set up a meal train for me for after Easton is born and several sweet friends have signed up to bring us meals for those first few days home from the hospital but I wanted to take some time and cook up a bunch of meals that will freeze well that we can eat those first couple of months. I know I will be exhausted and it will be so nice to know there are quick and easy meals ready for us if we need them!
5th week - Hair, Nails, & Relax
This will be the final week before his due date, so I plan on getting my hair done and going to get a pedicure with my friend Amber. I also hope to have all the major stuff done so that I can just chill before Easton gets here. I hope to spend a lot of quality time with Lauren and maybe go on a fun family date of three for the last time!
6th week - Easton's Birth Week
Or at least his due date week. Wonder if that boy will show up early or late? Hopefully I will be ready! :)