Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pre-Baby Bucket List

No. I'm not pregnant. And we don't really "plan" on having a baby in the near future. But if it were to happen, we would welcome a new life with open arms. But it seems that everyone these days is asking Hunter and me, "When are y'all going to have a baby?" Shout out to my dad for asking us at our wedding reception during his toast. I've got it on video. I'll have to post it one day. Seriously, he wants a grandbaby so bad, I'm pretty sure he already has his "name" picked out. Because, if you know my dad, let's face it, he isn't a Pawpaw or Grandpa. Anyway, back to the subject of this post.
I love being married and while I would LOVE a baby right now, there are times when I find myself saying, "I am so glad we don't have anyone else to worry about." Like when we are out with friends having a great time, or when it's just the two of us doing absolutely nothing and sleeping until noon on a Saturday. I guess I'm being selfish, but you know what? I can be right now. And it's not like I don't have any babies to love on. I can do that 36 hours a week with the sweet babies at work.

While we don't really know when we want to have a baby, we do know that there is a lot we want to accomplish first. My girl, Katie, over at Bower Power created a post a few months back called Pre Pregnancy Bucket List. It's a list of everything she wanted to do before having a second child. Congratulations to Katie and her family as they announced a few weeks back that they are finally expecting baby #2!

So I wanted to create a list of my own, just for fun. Whether it's months or years before we have a baby, there are lots of things I would like to get done. And of course, if I don't complete everything on my list, life will go on. So, without further it is.

Pre-Pregnancy Bucket List
1. Eat sushi
2. Paint the kitchen
3. Stencil an accent wall somewhere in my house (I just don't know where yet.)
4. Go on a big vacation. This does not include St. George Island where we will be with about 40 members of my family in July. Preferably something out of the country. Like the honeymoon we never took.
5. Start Nurse Practitioner school (hopefully in January 2013!)
6. Buy a bigger house
7. Pay off all debt not including house and student loans
8. Build up savings
9. Go skiing and actually get Hunter on the slopes with me HA!
10. Run a 5K
11. Wine tasting at a vineyard
12. Clean out the guest bedroom (if you have seen my guest bedroom, you know how big of a task this is. Maybe I should post about it so I can have some motivation)
13. Lose 15-20 pounds
14. Buy a good camera

And that's all I can think of right now. But just going back over that makes me realize there's about an 85% chance it won't all get done before we have a baby. But, like I said before, life goes on!

If you don’t have kids, do you have a pre-baby bucket list? If you do have kids, do you wish you would have made one? What would you have put on it??

1 comment:

  1. I am so going to do a post like this! I always say that before we have another baby I want a good camera, monogram machine, and free Mary kay car! ! You can for sure knock out the 5k!!