I thought it was about time I start writing a monthly goals post. I shared my 2016 goals at the end of 2015, and while those are still obviously on my radar and I’m working toward them, there are smaller goals I want to accomplish each month. Some months may be more than others, but especially this month I have a good amount of things I want to get done before baby arrives. Hopefully after he gets here this month I’ll be able to keep up with it all.
Finish nursery // We are so close to having this done! I went shopping with my mom and grandma Monday to look for a rocker/glider, so we have that on order now. I also ordered art and curtains this week so those should be here this weekend. We really kicked it into high gear these last few weeks so I’m definitely feeling better about where we are with his room.
Wash baby clothes // Obviously a lot of this month will be devoted to baby’s impending arrival. I was waiting until after our showers to wash any clothes so I could take inventory of what we have. So now that those are over I can go through, organize and get everything washed and put away. As much as I hate laundry there’s just something about washing baby clothes that I love. They are just so darn tiny!
Write thank you cards // Gotta get all the thank you cards done for gifts we’ve received. Everyone has been so wonderful and we feel so blessed to have so many thoughtful, caring friends and family members in our lives!
Keep house organized // We had cleaners come in last week and do a good deep clean, so I feel so much better about bringing baby home. And the hubs is actually letting me keep the cleaners! I am pumped! Lord knows I have little time now to clean; and that’s only going to get worse when baby comes. When we get short on time we tend to let things pile up and not get put away. My goal is to make sure that we stick to the rules that helped us simplify our life and we’ll be able to maintain our organized home.
Finish planned posts // I scheduled my calendar out until mid-April, so now I just need to get to writing. I’m hoping to have at least a few posts completed and scheduled for after baby E arrives.
Freezer Meals // We didn’t do this last time, but I really want to get a few freezer meals done for the weeks after baby. K will be home for 3 weeks, but when he goes back to work it may be to a new job, so I know neither of us will want to cook in the evenings. Of course I’m checking Pinterest for simple ideas, but I’d love to hear some of your favorites! Leave me a recipe (or two) in the comments!
Pack hospital bag // This one is actually almost done. A few weeks ago I purchased all the “necessities” I’d need for my hospital bag: pads, toiletries, new bath robe, nursing tank tops, etc. I need to go through and double check that I have everything we will need and we’ll be ready.
Get special gift for Little A // I want to have a special gift for Little A from the baby when she comes to meet him at the hospital. I’ve heard this from a few friends and love the idea. The girl loves gifts and I think it would be really special for her brother to get her something. I’m all ears for ideas friends!
Date night with K // We had a date day a few weeks ago, but it was cold, windy and rainy, so we just did lunch, got him some new ski poles and looked at cars. I’d love one more dinner just the two of us and maybe a movie. Just something simple. I love spending time with my hubby and I know once baby comes it will be limited.
I think that’s about it. I hit full term at the end of this week and will be doing all the things to finalize life for baby to be here.
Have a great day love bugs!