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Pre-Baby To-Do List

Pregnancy · October 23, 2019

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We are having a baby in a month! WHAT!? Well, actually 4 weeks from tomorrow! I had someone ask me in a DM recently if I had some kind of to-do list of things I did before I had Liam. I did but I never shared it. I do a lot of self-care type things leading up to the baby and then just general stuff for both the house and Liam and the baby this time. So today I am sharing my pre-baby to-do list. I feel like this will be super helpful for those that are interested.

Pre-Baby To-Do List

  • Haircut (the day before so my hair is washed and blown out and I won’t have to worry about it there)
  • Manicure/Pedicure (2 days before- I get dip on my nails and gel on my toes so it lasts 2-4 weeks)
  • Eyebrows (the day before- Not something I do a ton but doing it now)
  • Pause gym membership (I did this last time 4 weeks before and spent the last 4 weeks walking)
  • Meal prep for Liam (I make a lot of his breakfast muffins in advance and freeze them. We will also grocery shop and have his meal plan done)
  • Have house cleaned (the day before- our housekeeper comes on Fridays anyways)
  • Grocery shop (the day before to get essentials for Liam and my mom who is staying here and things for us when we get back.)
  • Clean bottles, pacifiers, etc (they will be cleaned and sterilized and ready to go)
  • Stock up on diapers, wipes, formula (done)
  • Wash all newborn and 0-3 month baby laundry, towels, washcloths, bibs, burp cloths, blankets, swaddles, etc (done)
  • Sheets and crib skirt cleaned and on the bed (will put a fresh sheet on the morning we leave)
  • Set up sound machine and monitor (done)
  • Install car seat (done)
  • Pack hospital bag (mostly done)
  • Have bouncer, Mamaroo, Dockatot, and playmat all set up and ready to go (somewhat done)
  • Liam’s laundry (will do the day before)
  • Our laundry (day before)
  • Change our sheets (the morning of)
  • Change Liam’s sheets (morning of)
  • Have A LOT of one on one time with Liam (continuously doing this)
  • Have baby gift from Liam and Liam gift from baby ready (done)

OK friends, what am I missing? What would you add to my pre-baby to-do list?

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  • 16 thoughts on “Pre-Baby To-Do List

    1. GiGi Eats

      LMFAO I did none of this. And the second I got back home from the hospital, I was working out. I don’t see the need on having to pause anything or change anything. I saw having a baby as just another part of my life that would assimilate into it. Good luck with your newborn!!!! I wish you a happy delivery – hahaha! As happy as it can get 😉 My epidural was A MIRACLE WORKER!

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    2. Stephanie

      Oh my gosh, getting so close now! I did a lot of this before my first was born. I didn’t have a lot of time but got a call at 8am that said to go to the dr. office at 12:30 then we would go to the hospital to be induced. I sworn that 4 hours getting a lot done and ready. With my second it was an emergency cesarean because he stopped moving so I didn’t have time to plan much at all!

      My only suggestion is to charge the camera batteries a few days before and make sure to have it packed and ready.

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    3. Lori Bosworth

      Wow, you sound super organized! I’m not sure if you are missing anything because I don’t have kids, but it sounds like you have this one all squared away! How exciting!

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    4. Marjie Mare

      I remember these prebaby days. I have enjoyed them but I must say, I wish I knew about blogging then. We find so much inspiration through great posts like yours.

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    5. Marysa

      Very thorough list! It is good to be prepared so that you don’t have so much to do when the baby arrives and you can focus on your new arrival 🙂

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    6. Annemarie LeBlanc

      You are very well prepared for that big day! I wish I was as organized as you when I was still in my child-bearing years! My obstetrician however did not like me wearing nail polish especially when the day comes. She looks at the color of the nail beds to monitor for hypoxia.

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