Baby Bucket List: Things I Want to Do Before Baby

Hey honey bunnies,

 

 

 

My husband and I been married for 2 years and together for 9, so the main question we get is, “When are you going to have a baby?”. Our usual answer is, “Whenever it happens.” But, we think were pretty ready. Well, as ready as we can be.

 

 

 

I would be elated if I found out I was pregnant tomorrow but, there are a few things I would like to do first.  These are things I have placed on my Baby Bucket List, BBL for short. The baby bucket list is a list of all the things that I want to accomplish before our first chap arrives. Don’t get me wrong, if I was not able to accomplish all of these things I would still be very happy. But I’m still going to try and get my whole list accomplished. I’ll make sure to keep everybody updated on my progress.

 

 

 

So here goes my baby bucket list:

 

 

 

1. Learn to knit or crochet:

 

When I was younger, my grandmother taught me how to sew and cross stitch. As I got older, I didn’t do it as much, but I remember the relaxation I experienced while doing it and the joy I felt when admiring the finished products. I haven’t quite had the desire to start sewing or cross stitching again, but I’ve had a growing urge to learn to knit or crochet. Mainly because I think it will be cute to knit or crochet a blanket for my baby while I’m pregnant that they could enjoy and keep for life.

 

 

 

2. Lose 15 to 20 pounds and tone up:

 

In one of my darker periods, I packed on the pounds. I’ve lost a lot of it and now I’m much closer to a more healthier me. However I would feel more comfortable losing a few more pounds and toning up. Plus, when I get pregnant it will be good for the baby.

 

 

 

3. Take (and pass) the bar exam:

 

This one is pretty obvious. I did not go through law school hell just for diploma to hang on the wall.

 

 

 

4. Pay off debt not including student loans:

 

if you don’t count student loans, the amount of my debt is astonishingly low. So I’m going to put myself on a budget for few months and knockout any stupid and unnecessary bills.

 

 

 

5. Go on a family vacation:

 

Growing up, family vacations were the norm and some of the more memorable moments of my life. I’d like to get that momentum going and create new memories now that I have grown up.. Those trips definitely created some of the lasting memories of my life. While we all still go to our family reunion every year, we haven’t done a family trip in quite some time. The family reunions are fun but, my mom and I thought it’d be fun for a small family trip. My mom, my brother, his wife, her daughter, my hubby and me.Nothing big, just a weekend getaway. Yeah, I’ll keep you posted.

 

 

 

6. Go through my wardrobe and donate old clothing and shoes:

 

It is long overdue. I need to get rid of a ton of clothes and shoes. Stuff that I don’t like, can’t fit or just haven’t found a use for yet, could be put to better use by someone else. So I’m going to go through it all SERIOUSLY and donate reusable items to charity. This will excite my husband who has been begging me to get rid of some clothes and shoes. However, little does he know that this is an excuse for me to go shopping.

 

 

 

7. Go on a girl’s trip to someplace besides Vegas:

 

It is important to get away with the girls sometimes. Just kick back and have fun. For the past 2 years, all girl’s trips have been in Vegas. We have more stories than we could ever tell and I think it’s time that we take on some other places. Don’t be sad Vegas, we are not abandoning you We just want to explore other options. You understand. …

 

(Meanwhile, I’m strongly advocating for places with lots of alcohol. All-inclusive? Even better)

 

8. Participate in a mentoring program:

 

Time to give back some more.  I will try not to get on my soapbox and keep this quick. I’m blessed. I had an excellent childhood and a lot of great life experiences. Children are our greatest commodity and we have to start treating them as such. Maybe it will be a big sister program, a reading program or a sports team… who knows. Stay tuned…

 

 

 

9. Read 12 new books:

 

And I don’t mean street lit or cheap romance books. It’s a mix of non-fiction, decent fiction and enrichment books. I was an avid reader before law school and hopefully this will help me get back into that.

 

 

 

10. Run a half marathon for charity:

 

I’m getting in shape and doing volunteer work so why not throw in a half marathon? To get ready, I am doing couch to 5K.(adding the link???) (want to ask for suggestions on which half marathon to do?)

 

 

 

11. Go on a romantic vacation with my husband:

 

Unplug from the matrix and just enjoy each other. Any suggestions?

 

 

 

12. Get prepared and organized to buy a house:

 

Home ownership is very important to me. After I kick the debit (see BBL goal #4) me and the hubb’s will be ready to take our part of the American Dream. Yay us!

 

 

 

13. Blog regularly! : ‘Nuff said.

 

14. Attend one or two blogging conferences:

 

Networking and learning are always good, right?

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of my baby bucket list? Create your own list. Did you have a baby bucket list? What would you put a baby bucket list? I’d love to hear from you. Send me your top 5 BBL goals.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I’m not yet married but I’m looking to make that move within the next couple of years and have a baby shortly after. (Hey, I’m already 31!) A massive weight loss campaign is part of my Before Baby Bucket List, which I have already started working on. I want to make sure that I’m healthy as can be for the family I want to have.

    • I think you can never start planning too early, especially about something so important! Being healthy will make things easier for us and baby.

  2. I want a strategy. I’m currently talking to someone… but we seem to be moving at a swift yet steady pace. One of the important things is a strategic partnership on several levels. Not just sexual, not just romantic, not just spiritual, not just mental, not just emotional, and not just socioeconomical. 

    I want it all. I want someone who can sit with me, and we can both come of with some ideas and plans based around our individual and shared goals, and create a life together. To me, that’s what 1 & 1 is. All the rest is going to fall into place if/when I find someone who’s ready for what I’m ready for, has been there and done that, and is ready to go HAM on life like I am. 

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