I have been feeling the nesting instinct a little stronger lately, so we bought a crib on Sunday afternoon. (We didn't buy the mattress yet though, so we're still fairly useless as parents.) We'll pull the rest of the major things together over the coming weeks.
I am trying to be very calm and easygoing about everything we need to finish by the time the baby arrives. Here's what I see as the absolute necessities:
- Buy the baby basics (crib/bedding, car seat, diapers, etc.) Take care of smaller details as needed.
- Have electric and heating/cooling ducts installed in kitchen/laundry rooms
- Get the washer and dryer installed and functioning
I don't even care if the laundry room is insulated or has real walls at this point -- just please, Lord, let me have a washing machine!