Since I’m an overachiever who’s made it my goal to set up the nursery by 30 weeks pregnant (which would be late November — or, yeah, pretty much Thanksgiving), I’ve been pushing myself — and my husband — to get furniture set up, artwork hung, and finishing touches put on.
We’ve purchased everything we need decor-wise, with the exception of the bobbleheads and the light switch plate (which I really just need to go ahead and order from Wal-Mart since it’s the only place I’ve found it in stock), so now it’s just a matter of putting together the rest of the furniture, and then finish up all the fun decorative stuff. Because it’s kind of hard to hang artwork and put up wall decals when you only have the roughest sense of how big the furniture under and around it will be.
Oh, and there’s that DIY mobile I’ve decided to make. At least I have all the supplies now, thanks to a craft store trip on Sunday afternoon.
But the thrilling thing is that it’s actually starting to look like a nice, pulled-together room. I just might make our deadline yet.
Want to take a peek?
(That last photo was taken at night, hence the odd discoloration.)
Then there’s the ever-expanding to-do list outside of the nursery, like:
Choose daycareDone, scheduled, deposit paid.
- Finalize maternity leave details — I have 6 weeks paid short-term disability and received 8 weeks of paid maternity leave as a raise, so I need to somehow reconcile how that will work and whether that means they’re giving me 14 weeks, or still 12 weeks as discussed.
- Figure out how short-term disability works — when do I file the claim? How? And more importantly, when does the chunk of money come?
- Find out how much it will cost to put the baby on Mister Mister’s health insurance. I currently pay $0 for my health insurance. To add the baby, it would cost $170 per paycheck. We’re hoping it’s cheaper at Mister Mister’s job.
- Tour the hospital — this is scheduled for November.
- Register for childbirth classes — also scheduled for November.
- Make freezer meals for after birth — because cooking will not sound good for quite some time.
And the non-baby-related list of to-do items that has somehow become baby-related, like:
Buy a real bed that isn’t sitting on the floor like a dorm roomI’ve decided not to worry about this for now. Please, God find some front porch and/or patio furniture from Craigslist, please.Done!
Isn’t being pregnant a miracle? And I don’t even think I’m even technically nesting yet.
P.S. I’m planning on doing a full nursery source list once everything is totally complete and I have better pictures for you, but if you really must know where something is from, just leave me a comment!