Sharing with Jen and company how I prepped for Baby #4...
OK, and now we'll move on with the other practical ways...
I worked double-time over the past few weeks by doubling some recipes and stocking the the freezer. I assembled and froze some crockpot meals as well. I have always done this before a new baby arrives and that was motivation in itself to have freezer meals on hand!
In addition to stocking the freezer, I stocked the linen closets in anticipation of post-partum-hood. I don't like HAVING to run to the store all crazy with a newborn if I don't have to because we are out of anything. So I did the same thing that I did when Ellen was born and have a small stock pile (I use that term very loosely) of shampoo, toothpaste, qtips, toilet paper, soap, diapers, wipes, rubbing alcohol, etc. If Y2K hits, we are prepared.
Ellen is well-adjusted to her big girl room and bed. The transition couldn't have been any easier. She's been VERY excited about her big girl bed. I wish I could add that she's potty-trained, too, but let's not be too crazy!
My hospital bag was mostly packed and ready to go. I also made a list of last-minute things to grab, which came in handy at 3 AM. And of course there was an overnight bag ready for the kids in case we needed to grab that one, too.
The kids' Easter baskets are d-o-n-e. I didn't want to have to send Ryan to the store on Holy Saturday on a chocolate-bunny-goose chase, so I was the first to buy bunnies when they were on display after Valentine's Day. Our jelly beans and other goodies are also in hiding, as well as a few other treats.
(Hope my post-partum brain forgets where I hid these until Easter...)
I'm sporting a "mom-haircut"...by accident. There was some miscommunication between the hairdresser and me...but in the end it doesn't take me long to manage my hair because there's a lot less of it! So that's practical...at least that's what I'm telling myself!
Have a great weekend!