Tuesday was mostly a day for getting the house in order. We took down the tree, cleaned the kitchen top to bottom, cleaned the living room, cleaned and organized my desk, and unloaded the luggage carrier. Wednesday was laundry day. I managed to wash everything from the trip, all the baby stuff (sheets, towels, 0-3 boys and girls clothes), and towels. I washed everything except one load of sheets, and while I was working on all of that I cleaned and organized the basement. Thursday was the day for desk work - reworking the budget for the new year, balancing the check book, and paying bills. Then I put away and organized all the baby things I washed the day before, and did that last load of sheets. I still have a long to do list, including cleaning and organizing the garage. Gary has laughed at me, and said the basement and the garage has NOTHING to do with a baby, but I want everything in order.
Friday, exactly one month out from our due date, we had another busy day in town. We went up to the hospital. They were really nice and SO laid back, it was a nice change from maternity care in Florida. We don't have to do any sort of preregistration paperwork, they will get our information from the doctor's office, we just need to give them a call when we are getting ready to head in, and they will have everything ready for us. They have birthing suites that are bigger than anything we've been in, and we get to stay in there the whole time. All the nurses have training in assisting in natural births, and they were very friendly. Gary gets a rolling cot bed, instead of sleeping on those pull out chairs, and he even approved of the cafeteria when he walked through it, haha. I was pleased. Of course, then we went to Babies R Us where the day went down hill. They lost out on some serious money from us. We had some cars eats to trade in for coupons toward new car seats. The only seats narrow enough for our car to sit three across is the Diono Radian RXT, and they are expensive. Well, this year Babies R Us has changed their rules, and we can't use the coupons toward the Radian, because they don't carry it in the store only online. We also had looked at a really good deal on a glider, by using a coupon and some gift cards, only to be told the coupon and the gift cards wouldn't apply to that kind of furniture. I ended up just picking up some bottles that were on sale adding some coupons I had. Needless to say, someone else will be getting our business for the car seats. They could have had about $500 from us, only costing them about $100. They told us we would just have to pay the full amount, instead we bought the car seats elsewhere and we'll just do without a glider/rocker.