Happy Monday Mamateurs! Now that the confetti has long(ish) settled from Ben’s big Bee-day, there have been lots of questions about if/when the hubs and I plan on having #2. (By #2 I mean baby Wright #2, not a second Birthday party for Ben [which I swore wouldn't happen, but have since been seeing entirely too many cute Birthday party themes on Pinterest].) Yes, we hope to have a second child at some point, and although I want Ben and his sib-to-be to be close (both in terms of age and relationship), I am also enjoying this special time with my little dude (and the fact that I am getting a decent amount of sleep). Oh, and then there’s the matter of my selfish little “Baby Bucket List” of things I would like to do before welcoming another little bundle of (sleepless) joy into our family.
Not that I’m planning any skydiving expeditions for the near future, but before I lose sight of my feet again, I would like to do accomplish a few things. Namely:
- Completing some renovations on our home. (This would also entail starting said renovations on our home.) Not that this can’t be done apres-#2, but we now know firsthand how much these little buggers can add up ($$$).
- Taking a vacation as a family of 3 (sorry Vader- kicked to the curb again ). We actually made it to the Cape last summer, only to get struck down by a nasty stomach bug- which, I feel, warrants a re-do. Our car was packed to the gills with just one child- so I can’t imagine this getting any easier with 2 in tow. Not to mention, I also want Ben to have a few memories of special times with just mommy and daddy (or at least lots of pics to trigger the aforementioned memories).
- Taking a short get-away with just the hubs. Nothing too over-the-top. A night or two away would do (I’m thinking Cannes??). As much as we make it a point, it is just harder these days to get “couple time”. In fact, last weekend was our first legit date night in 2012 (Hint, hint to the Mr. I’ll have to be sure and leave my computer screen up on this post for him to “stumble upon”.)
There you go- that’s it. I’m not asking for much- a couple of trips and a facelift on the house
I know I’m not the only one out there with a Baby Bucket List- lots of my friends (both without children and/or with child and prepping for another) have Baby Bucket Lists. What are some of your “to-do’s? Did anyone have a Bucket List that didn’t get accomplished?? Share your list!