Can you believe that baby #2 will be here in about a month? People keep asking me if I’m ready and I still don’t know what to answer. One thing I learned with my first born is that even we might WANT a lot of things; babies don’t really NEED a lot of things. Seriously, babies’ needs are: food, diaper, clothing, a place to sleep and love. That it is! However, I keep thinking I am forgetting something really important. So I decided to make a To Do list before baby is here. Since my first born was born 13 months ago I have a lot of baby stuff already. I am now in the process of getting the baby stuff out, washed and setup.
Food: I’m planning to breastfeed so I am not going to need bottles or formula. Things I need to have in hands are lanolin, breast pad, breastfeeding bra and cleaned and washed breast pump in case I decide to use it.
Diapers: I really don’t want daddy to buy diapers because we will ended up broke by the end of the month. I have been buying diapers every time I see a sale. My goal is to have a 2 month supplies of diapers for both children. I still think I might want to buy one more pack of newborn diapers and I know I need at least 200 more for Eirene. Here is what I have until now:
- 180 Newborn Size
- 300 Size 1
- 72 Size 2
- 200 Size 4 (This are for Eirene)
Clothing: I washed and put away all the clothes that belong to Eirene that I could use with this baby. I still need to wash all the new clothes, specially the newborn sizes. Also, I might need to buy an extra pack of socks, you can never have too many
A place to sleep: This baby will sleep in a bassinet next to mommy during the first 4 months. I still need to clean it.
Carseat: Daddy needs to install carseat base. Clean carseat cushions.
Bags: The hospital bag is done, but I might want to add some snacks and cash money just in case.
Childcare arrangements for baby #1: Although grandma is coming in April, I need to make a list of people I could call in case this baby decides to come in March.
Double Stroller: I still need to buy one and I haven’t really decide which one I want. Any suggestions?
Freezer Cooking: I’m planning in cooks some meals ahead of time, just in case. However grandma is coming so I am not too worry about it. 🙂
Anyone think of something I am forgetting for the baby or for me postpartum?