Remember our 25 Goals for 25 Weeks? We haven't exactly finished all of them. We have updated the post with our progress, as well as some notes on specific items. But you guys were right: "It" won't all get done . . . and that doesn't mean we need to worry.
Oh, 25-week-along Ashley. You were so ambitious!
It's crunch time. Here are the revised goals we'd like to tackle in the next couple weeks:
Finish writing my thank you notes. This is hanging over my head like WOAH. We were so fortunate to have two showers -- the last of which was three weeks ago. And I still haven't finished the thank you notes! Well, some of them are done, but I have this thing about not sending until everything is complete. Hoping to cross this off tonight!
Complete the nursery. We don't have too far to go, but we still need to hang some book slings, complete the closet, and take certain items out of boxes. Baby A will be sleeping in our room for the first couple weeks, so it isn't essential to finish. I'd just like to.
Clean our cars inside and out. This was on the original list. Mostly my car is the problem, but my car is also where we plan to use the car seat most. I want it clean for our little girl.
Finish installing the dishwasher. My dad is a tremendous help on this one. No, he's 100% the way we're getting it done. Though it's portable, he's installing a water line/electricity/etc. so we can treat it like a built-in. Thanks, dad!
Figure out my breast pumps. And other gadgets. We got several mechanical-y items that we haven't taken out of boxes or learned how to use yet. I'd rather look at those instructions now than when I'm preoccupied.
Finish packing my hospital bag. Seems like whenever I think I've finished packing, I take stuff out to use again. To help, I stocked it with some travel-sized items. I'll be sharing what I've packed in another post. I've tried my best to see what people say is a "must" versus what they actually ended up using.
Deep clean and organize the bathroom and linen closet. Our bathroom space is limited -- adding baby stuff is only making it crazier. This needs to get done. Devoting a chunk of time this weekend.
Clear out the guest room/office/exercise room. It's a mess in our third bedroom, which is where our in-laws are planning to stay for X-mas. I'd rather not clean it after the baby comes. We also need to find some sort of blow-up bed. Any suggestions?
Freeze at least 15 more meals. Sounds like a lot -- but if we make another stew, it won't be so bad. Current meal count is around 17, which is awesome. It's going to be nice to just grab and defrost for a while!
R.e.l.a.x. My maternity leave starts at 5PM on Friday. Working late into pregnancy hasn't been too difficult, but I'm having trouble sleeping and haven't been feeling the best. There are days when I lay on the floor of my office for lunch because I need more sleep, though. It will be nice to have a couple days (or weeks) to myself before going through labor and delivery. Oh, yeah. And becoming a parent for LIFE.
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