Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Update: Bucket List

It's been about a month since I posted my "Pre-Baby Bucket List" and I thought I would give you guys the update on what I've been able to accomplish so far. I'd say I'm doing pretty well and I'm pretty proud of myself on my progress. However, I probably should've added: Get Bimmer on a waitlist at a second daycare, Call the pediatrician, and Buy new blinds for the nursery. Consider them on the list. Anything else you think I'm still missing that needs to get done before she arrives???



  • Catch up on printing hard copies of my private blog

  • Catch up on copying and saving the entries from this blog

  • Figure out how to use I-Tunes and update my I-pod

  • Save all the pics not currently saved to my external hard drive

  • Burn CDs of all the pics not currently on burnt CDs

  • Scan old family photos, post on my photo site, save to my external hard drive, and burn CD copies

  • Finish as much of Bimmer's scrapbook as possible

  • Get a crib and dresser for Bimmer's nursery

  • Unpack the new flat screen TV we got for Christmas

  • Reorganize our filing system

  • Reorganize the shelves in Puff's closet

  • Sell the nightstand, filing cabinet, and non-flat screen TV on Craigslist - FILING CABINET SOLD, TV LISTED

  • Sell the set of glass pots & pans that we never use on Craigslist

  • Have my car washed

  • Keep applying for jobs, even if I don't think they'd hire me being this pregnant

  • Vow to dust, vacuum, and change the sheets more often

  • Make a list of what to pack for the hospital

  • Convince Puff to convince the MIL that she should contribute to this child and buy us our fancy pack 'n play - SOMEONE HAS BOUGHT THIS OFF OUR REGISTRY, BUT I AM NOT SURE WHO

  • Make the final decision on whether or not we will be committing to cloth diapers - STILL NEED TO BUY THEM THOUGH & WILL NEED DISPOSABLES FOR NEWBORN SIZE

  • Keep up-to-date on my 2012 scrapbook for the year

  • Sign up for a month of free Netflix to watch Season 5 of "Dexter"

  • Organize the baby's gear and clothes, once we have furniture in the room

  • Go for at least a 20 minute walk every day when the weather is nice

  • Schedule a pre-baby pedicure

  • Continue to have as many lunch dates as possible

  • Figure out how in the heck to make a baptism happen back in The Fort - THIS IS A BUST... THE PRIEST WON'T BAPTIZE THE BABY SINCE WE WEREN'T MARRIED CATHOLIC. BOO.

  • Finish the photo gallery in the office

  • Frame the prints for above the toilet in the bathroom - THIS IS A BUST... GONNA HAVE TO HAVE THEM MATTED PROFESSIONALLY. BOO.

  • Plan and book our trip to Florida for this summer to visit my mom

  • Research baby friendly hikes/walks/sites in the area for this summer

  • Accept every invite from friends to hang out, have dinner, see a movie, etc.

  • Bake at least two new things I've never baked before - THOSE STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES WERE DIVINE!

  • Buy some cute little headbands and/or bows for Bimmer to rock

  • Decide on Bimmer's "coming home" outfit

  • Celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary in May with a swanky steak dinner

  • Plant flowers in our window boxes on the deck

  • Install a smoke detector

  • Get cable installed in our master bedroom

  • Continue to fight, every day, my depression, addictions, and demons

  • Feel the overwhelming love and support from all my friends and family who have been there every step of the way... you guys rock my world!

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