Productivity at its best

A three day weekend was just what I needed to get all of my stuff done. Thank you for the sweet comments on Peanut’s room. Hopefully she’ll like it so much she’ll love sleeping in there (wishful thinking…).

In addition to getting her room done, I was able to organize her closet, pack her hospital bag, mine (minus a few things I’m still wearing regularly), and make three frozen entrees for Josh and I. I made Josh’s mom’s lasagna with some fresh spinach from our garden, my Grandma Sutton’s chicken and broccoli casserole with some brown rice and some delicious smelling and looking chicken and black bean enchiladas. I was a cooking fool on Sunday. I think I spent a good 5 hours in there.  I feel much better knowing that at least we’ll have a few go to meals so that we aren’t worrying about cooking or eating out all the time.

Oh and did I mention we bought a car.

Here’s my new ride! I got a 2010 Nissan Altima. Quite a step up from my 1997 Honda Accord that went out in a blaze of glory at 209,000 miles. Side note: so sad, we sold it to a scrap yard for $700. Poor thing is probably in a million different pieces now.

This is the newest car I’ve ever owned. My favorite thing about it, it has a push button start and as long as I have the key with me, I can lock, unlock and start the car without having to dig them out of my purse. One less thing to worry about when trying to load up the baby and all of her stuff in the car.  Not to worry, it has a huge trunk and back seat.

I can’t even tell you all how much weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Granted there was a few crying sessions freaking out about money, I mean who plans on having to buy a new car 9 months pregnant?  I feel so much better now that I’ve checked so much off of my to-do list. 

Few things left:

-Find a pediatrician…we’re so behind on this one.

-Order a baby book. I LOVE this one with some of the extra pages, but after previously states money-freakout breakdowns, I’m going to see if I can find something a little more affordable.

-Hire cleaning people I have a LivingSocial deal for to come clean before Peanut is born.

-Finish buying some necessities including the ever expensive breast pump…ouch! Did you know that the FDA recommends not buying a used one? Of course.

-Take a deep breath and enjoy my last few weeks, or maybe just days? (wishful thinking again) alone with Josh and Lucky

3 thoughts on “Productivity at its best

  1. If you clean the pump well does it really matter? I got one from my cousin and I definitely plan on using it – I just bought fresh tubing and valves and stuff. I would think if you clean it well and replace some of the parts it should be fine!

    The new car looks sweeeet!

  2. I’d be freaking out about buying a new car at 9 months too! My mom has an Altima; they are really nice!

    You should not buy a used breast pump that has an open system. There are many brands making closed system breast pumps, where no milk is able to get into the pump. Unfortunately all medela pumps are open system, and there is the potential for health issues to arise buy getting a used one. I think the risk is relatively low, but why take a chance? Especially when it could afect your baby? Hygeia and Ameda both make double electric breast pumps that are closed system, and thus specifically designed to be safely used by more than one person. I bought a new Hygeia Enjoye, but am planning to sell it after I’m done pumping to recoup some of the cost. It’s such a daunting purchase. I really do like my Hygeia Enjoye, and there are a lot of great reviews of this pump by other mom bloggers out there. It has some extra features and an unheard of 3 year warranty!!!

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