I then wrote a blog about all the things I wanted to try to accomplish before baby. Many of you at the time thought it was me trying to be positive in our infertility... but yep. I was secretly knowing I was pregnant.
Well, with the growing of baby I've forgotten about that list until a wonderful gift and reminder showed up at our door. My friends Laura and Nathan stopped by to deliver the wonderful makings of baby's mobile (more on that later) and a disaster kit compiled lovingly in an emergency backpack that will keep us sane until baby turns four. Because of their sweet consideration, I not only get to mark our first item off the list, but I am reminded to get back to working on this list!
51things to do before baby
Get on a Bible reading plan and keep it up!
Complete a couples devotional.
Volunteer/Be on mission.
Get into the habit of walking the dogs every day.
Buy a new video game for my husband, and force him to have a "Selfish Day".
Finish foster care profile update.
Go to the Ozarks with my mom.
Have a fun shopping trip with my sister.
Take a prenatal yoga class.
Read all books in 'to read' pile and don't buy any more until finished.
Catch up on scrapbooks.
Organize digital photos into albums or CDs.
Revamp my closet.
Host a dinner party.
Finish crocheting a baby blanket.
Get a massage.
Have a 'shopping day' to just walk around the shops slowly.
Get out of debt.
Have $1,000 emergency fund.
Write a living will.
Stick with our budget better.
Save (at least) the first 10% of Walter's check.
Sharpen up on meal planning strategies/cooking.
Have a laundry plan.
Streamline and organize housework.
Switch to organic cleaning supplies.
Utilize our Home Notebook with schedules and recipes, etc.
Bake. A lot.
Have a weekend getaway with my husband- possibly to a bed & breakfast.
Have a weekend getaway with my best friend- wherever she wants.
Take a 24-48hour trip by myself to be with my own thoughts.
Make a list of all the restaurants I've wanted to try and go.
Make my husband snickerdoodle cookies, along with one of his favorite meals.
'Just Us' photo shoot.