I remember waiting the three LOOONNNGGG months before I told my friends and family I was pregnant. It felt like it took forever! Now, in my seventh month, I feel like my pregnancy is flying by!
There are so many things I want to do before the baby comes in January. So, I created a “Baby Bucket” list and I am slowly chipping away at it (I am sweating as I think about it—husband will get a panicked call shortly):
•Figure out a name for “Baby Ward” on this blog
•Have an all-girls getaway weekend (Done!) Gotta have priorities!
•Prepare the nursery: Pick bedding for the nursery (Done!), which will lead to painting the nursery, which will lead to furniture purchases, which will lead to organizing all of baby’s things (In progress)
•Relaxation: Sleep in whenever I/we can (Ongoing)
•Creating the perfect nest for baby (& all of the visitors which will come over when baby is born): to include, but not limited to…building a garage, painting, landscaping, hanging pictures that have been leaning against the wall, training the dog, “Spring Cleaning” in December, hiring an electrician, making the house more energy efficient—Wait, reality check (2010)
•Naming the baby—includes online searches, conversations with family for ancestor names, thumbing through countless baby name books, running them by my husband—“no, no, no way, too much like a soap opera character, maybe, didn’t like that kid, good one) and then having to go through it all again! (Getting warmer!)
•Registering with Melissa: I know my home will be filled with LOTS of Graco products, but we don’t make EVERYTHING! I need to add onesies, Butt Paste (nice), diapers, toys—all extra complicated by not knowing the sex of the baby, but still so much fun! (Ongoing)
•Go to places that are not necessarily kid friendly: The movies, dates with my husband, shopping (Ongoing)
•Find the perfect childcare (Work in progress)
•Prepare the dog that there will be a “new boss” in our household (Getting there)
There should be pre-maternity leave to get this stuff done! Is there anything I should add to my “baby bucket list” that you did before baby arrived? I would love to hear from you!