As the day gets closer and closer that Adam and I will be welcoming William into our family, we are trying to get things ready to be as prepared as possible. We have set up the baby's room, washed clothes, set up the bassinet, ordered our cloth diapers and set up the car seat. All the "obvious" get-ready-for-baby tasks.
We have what we need to add William to our medical insurance when he's born, I have notified just about everyone at work to let them know of my impending maternity leave (like me waddling down the halls doesn't give THAT away) and everything is ready thru HR.
We have selected a pediatrician.
I have started stocking up on some things we need around the house - to eliminate any unnecessary trips to the store right after we bring baby home. I have even typed up address labels of family and friends so when we decide to send out birth announcements, we won't have to take the time to write them all out (and ordered return address labels too!).
We even went and bought a new camera to be able to capture those amazing moments with our baby boy from the moment we welcome him into our world!
We have taken the childbirth classes and breastfeeding classes. We have read the baby books.
Adam has notified his teachers that his baby is due to make sure they are prepared for a possible absence and to be able to submit work ahead of time.
We have attended a baptism class at our church to figure out what we need to do when we are ready to have him baptized.
The guest bedroom is ready for when my family comes to town for William's birth.
I've gotten our bills paid and up to date to avoid having to do that right after his birth.
I still need to pack my bag for hospital and I'd like to pre-register at hospital too. I also want to buy a few nursing bras also.
Just about every idea that comes to my head to get "ready" for baby, we've been trying to get done to be better "prepared."
With all of this.....I just kind of chuckle to myself. Like ANY of this will make a difference in trying to keep our world right side up when we are getting ready to welcome a baby into this world and into our lives and into our family. I'm sure we still won't be able to figure out which way is up! I realize that it is impossible to be prepared for such an amazing, life-changing event! We are so anxious and excited and nervous!
Anything that you did before welcoming your little one(s) to try to be more "prepared"?? Or am I really missing something BIG that I should be doing???