As of this weekend, I move into 33 weeks and counting (down).
This is according to the dates set by my obstetrician, which he set according to a ‘dating scan’. I, however, know my dates, and my due date falls pretty much a week before the ob’s dates. Thus, I am unofficially 34 weeks. And yes. I’m counting.
Now add into that equation the fact that I have six weeks of work left, and you’ve got a very busy pregnant lady with only the weekends to ‘nest’. And take OUT of that equation the fact we just booked a long weekend away in Sydney for next week, and that’s very few weekends left to do stuff.
If you’re wondering what there could be to ‘do’, behold:
This is the gathering place for all things baby, but I won’t be turning this room into a nursery per se. The benefit of hindsight means that I know the baby will be sleeping beside our bed for quite a few weeks, which is handy because that will give my mum somewhere to sleep when she comes up. However, this is ‘ground zero’ for baby stuff, acting as a dumping ground which is allowing the rest of the household function normally.
This is what I hope to do in the next six weeks:
- Assemble the change table. We never had one with Sproglette and my back is still punishing me
- Wash all the newborn and 0-3 month clothes – after 2.5 years travelling from Ukraine to Brisbane to Darwin, and then life in the tropics, some of them need rather a good bleach!
- Get on top of our filing – this will free up the drawers in this room for me to use for baby clothes and nappies etc
- Giveaway some old books. We’ve previously seen the state of my bookshelves – and I still have two boxes of books clogging up the wardrobe in this room
- Shop for hospital necessities and pack hospital bag. Just need to have that one ready to go… y’know.
And that’s the major tasks. When one only has precious weekends to do these tasks, I have the feeling we’ll manage to wash the newborn clothes and pack the hospital bag before I once again Sprog.
Oh well, the unticked items will give me a few things to focus on in those hazy baby