Friday, August 9, 2013

The BB (before baby) List

This weekend Eliot and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary! It is crazy how quickly time flies. It got me thinking of what I want to accomplish before we have a baby....

Life has been a little rough lately. I don't want to get into it, but the past week hasn't been very easy. Eliot is the best support I could ever ask for though, so for that I feel lucky.

In an attempt to overcome the sadness I'm feeling, I think I need to refocus my energies on the positives.... And thus make a list of some things I'd like to get done in the next couple of months!

I give you... The Before Baby List:

*finish my internship: I have exactly 8 weeks left until I finish the internship/school program I have been in for the past year. It still feels like a long way away but I know two months will fly!

*find a new job!
Once that internship is finished I'll be looking for a new j-o-b. I am pretty excited though.... I want to buy stuff!! Haha

*lose 15-20 lbs!
Before I get pregnant I want to lose some weight. I don't want to add pregnancy weight to the weight I already have to lose so it's time to hit the gym!!

*get a new camera/learn how to take good pics/edit them!
This has been a goal for awhile but I LOVE taking pics and know that once I have kids I am going to want to take pics all the time... so a good camera is a must!

*buy a house!
Eliot and I have been working for awhile on getting ourselves in a good position to buy a house. We currently rent a 1 bedroom and while we do love it, it doesn't really have long term potential. We need a nursery, duh! We live in a pretty expensive area so saving for a down payment has been tough... But we are getting there and should be in a good position to buy in the coming months! Yay!

*take a pre-baby trip abroad!
I definitely want to keep traveling when we do have a baby... But I do recognize that it will be harder to travel with a baby in tow, especially out of the country, at least for a few years! So although we currently have no plans a pre-baby trip would be wonderful! Italy? Greece? Hmmmm

Just kidding. Kind of.

Was there any goals you wanted to get accomplished before having a baby? Did you get them all done?

I'll let you know how I do :)


  1. Whoa! It's already been a year? That's crazy! Good luck with buying a home!

  2. i love the idea of a BB list :) i think i need to start working on one now! good luck with yours :) xo jillian of cornflake dreams