Must-do prep before the baby arrives? Talk amongst yourselves.
I have a little project I'm involved with now called "getting as much possible done BEFORE the baby comes." She's due 12/16 so I'm not just doing the normal household stuff, but everything holiday-related too. I mostly feel like I have a handle on it (I've done it before, right?) but wondered what ideas your other readers might have. There are so many things to do to prepare, both big and little, that it would be easy to overlook something. There are the standards, like freezing meals ahead of time, and then there's stuff that's just nice if you think of it, like remembering to stock up on toilet paper so you don't have to run to the store as often.
Off the top of my head:
- Have at least one family sleep-in pajama day before the baby arrives. PJs till noon (at least), fancy breakfast, etc. Nothing like some warm, cozy time together before the newborn excitement begins.
- Go out to at least one movie with your spouse, as date nights will be few and far between for a little while.
- Get the holiday cards out early if you can.
I'm sure you're full of more good ideas, Parenthackers (hopefully more practical than mine!). Care to share them?