Week 34: You may be driving yourself—not to mention your mate—crazy making sure your house is spit-shined and the nursery is fit for a king (or queen). Keep it in perspective: All you really need is a car seat, a place for the baby to sleep, diapers and some basic clothes.
What to do now:
• Buy an infant car seat. Practice installing it until you can do it in your sleep. Or have a pro do it (go to fitpregnancy.com/carseathelp).
• Take a breastfeeding class.
• Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout your house and lower your water heater to 120° F max.
From the stressful (prenatal tests! gaining weight!) to the sheer fun (buying maternity clothes! your baby shower!), growing a baby involves a seemingly endless host of developments to expect, plan and accomplish. Our step-by-step timeline and checklist will help you navigate your pregnancy with as little stress and guesswork as possible. So grab your pencil, put your feet up and simply gestate!