Buy or borrow basic baby gear and clothes. Print out our Nursery Basics shopping list.
Wash baby's linens and clothes. Wash just enough baby clothes for the first few days -- if Junior turns out to be a whopper, you may want to exchange some of those tiny newborn outfits!
Start setting up the nursery. How are other moms-to-be decorating the baby's room? Check out our message boards.
Do a home safety check. Get pointers in our babyproofing guide.
Stock the medicine cabinet. Find out what you need on our First Aid Kit shopping list.
Write up a birth plan. See our Birth Plans and Options checklist for help with this.
Pre-register with the hospital.
Pack for the hospital. Check out our Essential Birth & Labor checklist for what to bring.
Stock the freezer. We've got freeze-ahead recipes.
Arrange for help postpartum, (doula, relatives, friends, or baby nurse)
Choose a pediatrician. Read our article about finding a great baby doctor.
Buy or borrow a few nursing tops and nightgowns (if you're planning to breast-feed)