Tomorrow I will be 30 weeks pregnant which is honestly so crazy to me. I can't believe we get to meet our little man so soon and we cannot wait. Nesting has been in full swing for me since hitting third trimester so the other day I sat down and wrote a list and thought I would share it.
Preparing for baby boy
Most of the essentials have been purchased however we do still need to get a bassinet, cot and a chest of drawers (we will use this as his change table). I will do a full nursery tour once it's all done.
+ Wash his clothes, blankets and bassinet sheets. I have purchased a washing detergent that is sensitive and can be used on his clothing so I will use that.
+ Put clothes, nappies, wipes etc in chest of drawers and hang what needs to be hung in his cupboard
+ Nursery finished - still need cot, bassinet and chest of drawers
+ Fit car seat into car
+ Organise nappy bag
+ Set up bassinet
+ Pram has been assembled and is ready to go
Preparing for labour and birth
+ Download contractions timer app
+ Write hospital bag list
+ Pack hospital bags (I will do a dedicated hospital bag video). We need to pack my hospital bag, Brenton's bag and baby boy's bag
+ Create a labour playlist
+ Purchase items that I want to help assist with my labour (tens machine, exercise ball, labour combs)
+ Pump up exercise ball
+ Have a labour and delivery plan
+ Attend a birth course (have booked this in already)
Preparing for me and my postpartum recovery
I have basically all of my postpartum recovery things such as disposable underwear, pads, ice packs, heat packs, nipple cream, peri bottle, maternity pads and etc. However, I still need to:
+ Prep aloe pads and perineum / breast ice and heat packs
+ Bake meals and snacks to freeze (nourishing soups, curries, protein balls, lasagna) to have when we don't feel up to cooking
+ Deep clean the house so we feel clean and organised when we come home from hospital
If you're a mama and have any other recommendations, please let me know!