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!