Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pregnancy Nesting 101: Master To-Do List

I will soon hit the 24 week mark of this pregnancy and already the nesting has started. I was up till midnight last night working on a to-do list I hope to accomplish before our baby boy arrives. When I was pregnant with Olivia the constant nausea and tiredness along with it being my first baby kept me from having a lot of "plans" before her birth. This pregnancy has been so easy and I am hoping the energy I have now remains till this baby arrives.

So as I have said before posting my to-do list in this blog gives me some accountability and encouragement to finish the task before me. This is just a list of random ideas and task that may or may not be a priority for me later on so please don't blame me if I leave a few undone. As this pregnancy continues I will most likely add a few more things to this list. Feel free to comment if you think of anything that helped you post-baby. I would also love to hear of any meals that our freezer friendly for my stockpile I hope to prepare.

Master To-Do List:
  1. Budget for the months of September 09-March 10
  2. Set up and Excel spreadsheet to keep up with our budget
  3. Menu plan for the month of September ( I am going to try menu planning for the month instead of just a week and see if I like it better.)
  4. Start a Price List for the best sale prices
  5. Start a stockpile for my pantry and freezer (For after the baby as well as a 3 month emergency supply)
  6. Prepare freezer meals for after the baby ( I plan to post my list of meals later... would love to here your ideas!!)
  7. Deep clean (fall cleaning) each room in the house (Living room, nursery, master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and laundry room/office)
  8. Store away all of Olivia and Eric's summer clothes (October project)
  9. Store all of Olivia and Noah's clothing in one dresser ( Right now I have the dresser and two plastic storage drawers full of clothing. I plan to simplify their winter wardrobes and use the plastic drawers for craft supplies, copy paper, etc.)
  10. Shampoo carpets
  11. Clean out coat closet ( Right now it is a junk closet )
  12. Put up some railing and a gate around the back porch for Olivia ( A outdoor play area the is safe for the fall and spring)
  13. Start purchasing Christmas gifts and birthday gifts for the months of Nov, Dec, and Jan.
  14. Read up on Bradley method of childbirth (This is something I would possibly like to do with this birth)
  15. Set up baby swing ( December project)
  16. Pack bag for hospital stay and a bag for Olivia (December project)

1 comment:

Christina Anderson said...

“ Lindsey's Sausage Cheese Muffins”

1 lb mild pork sausage
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1c. shredded cheese
2/3 c. water
3 c. bisquick

1.Preheat oven to 350 & grease muffin pan (makes 12 muffins)
2.Brown sausage & combine w/ other ingredients
3.Pour into greased muffin pan (fill ea. Cup about 2/3 full)
4.Bake @ 350 for 20-25 min.

Can prepare through cooking and then freeze for later date or ahead of time of serving

EXCELLEnt for breakfast or with something like potato or chicken soup! YUMMY and they freeze very well. I freeze them on a cookie sheet ( a flat surface of some sort) and then drop them into gallon size freezer bags to store them in the freezer. I move them over to fridge night before and warm up in oven or microwave when ready to eat. Olivia could eat these easily as well.