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Pregnancy Update #16: Checking Off the To-Do List Never Felt So Good!

3 Comments 16 June 2011

Now that I’m 37 weeks, I’ve been seriously dealing with my to-do list.

The first task was actually making the list.

That in itself was a duty I’d been pushing off. Once I’d finally written everything down, I began feeling less overwhelmed with those nagging, floating thoughts.

Many of you have asked to see my to-do list. Some are just curious, and some are at a similar point during your own pregnancies. Whatever the reason, here ya go!

My 37 week, get done before baby arrives, to-do list (in no particular order):

  • Lake house ┬áparty with all family & friends
  • Mother Blessing ceremony
  • get exercise ball & baby car-seat from Melissa
  • buy new single or full bed
  • order birth supplies
  • ship out remainder of Joan of Arc bracelets
  • make better playroom for Ella downstairs
  • buy another baby gate
  • buy a new fan
  • newborn diapers from Becky
  • publish at BBH
  • email BBH helpers with details
  • one more big giveaway at BBH
  • get the house cleaned!

Not bad, eh? I’m getting there!

And for those of you who are interested in my home birth supplies list, I would be more than happy to share that as well.

  • 24 maxi pads
  • 20 blue underpads
  • 2 waterproof sheets
  • 6 4×4 gauze pads
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • rubbing alcohol
  • 2 mesh panties
  • 2 peri bottles
  • hot water bottle
  • bulb syringe
  • organic cotton nursing pads
  • 2 bendy straws
  • emergen-c
  • lasinoh
  • perineum healing wash
  • candles
  • arnica
  • epsom salts

You can find all these items and more in the custom Bring Birth Home home birth kits at the BBH Store.


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  1. Keri says:

    I think you are already nursing your daughter (after reading other posts) but for others who are using this as a guide for their own home births (or even hospital births), I would suggest getting a head of cabbage and sticking it in your fridge. Day 3 for me it was a lifesaver…engorgement was very painful and it was the only thing that soothed me. (putting cold cabbage leaves on my breasts).

  2. Brooke says:

    Are you feeling more at peace with where you are living?? I remember you where upset because you were going to have to move to an apartment. I can’t beleive you are 37 weeks already…time flys! Happy birthing day momma! I wish you a swift birth and healthy baby!

    • bringbirthhome says:

      Hey Brooke! Yes, I am feeling MUCH more at peace. Night and day difference. Thank you for your well wishes!

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