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Friday, July 29, 2016

TGIF | Five Goals for August

Can we all agree that July went by freakishly fast? I only have two full weeks left of Summer vacation and then it's back to work. At least for a short time. And then... Baby. And honestly, I'm not ready for either of those things. Don't get me wrong - I am so excited to see my school kiddos again. As much as they drive me bonkers, I really do love my job. And obviously I am over the moon excited for Little One to arrive. But it's coming so quickly and I feel like I'm not prepared at all. I wish time would slow down, just a little. Someone remind me of this in a couple of months when I've got Little One here and growing too quickly and I'm really wishing that time would slow down.

August is officially our final month without Baby. Probably. I suppose there is always the chance that he/she could chill out in my uterus for an extra 16 days and appear in October. But let's just operate under the assumption that it won't come to that. Thus, one month left before our world becomes a little more full. And sleepless. And wonderful. I have a running list of things I want to get done before that happens, but for now I'm focusing on my top priories.
august goals
1. Get Little One's room ready; The room is painted with some decor hanging on the walls, but it's far from Baby Ready. We've been waiting for the baby shower (which is next weekend! yay!) to see what we get and what we still need before we do any major shopping. Plus my mom is getting our crib and I have some other family members who are giving us some of their stuff, it just isn't at our house yet. So my goal is that the week after the shower, my last week of Summer break, I will be getting as much ready in there as I possible can.

2. Go on dates; My husband works a bazillion hours a week and I am pregnant and tired. We spend plenty of time together, but going out on actual date nights hasn't been much of a priority lately. But we're about to have a child. And because of that, date night won't be an option like it is now. Not that we don't have a solid dozen babysitters standing by waiting for the chance to watch Little One. But I know myself - it's going to be a long while before I'm ready to be away from the baby. Even just for a few hours. And when we do finally go out, it will be an even longer while before I can really be present and not be wondering how he/she is doing and probably texting whoever is watching them a million times. And so one of my goals is definitely to have at least a few date days/nights.

3. Prep all the meals; I have already started this process, but I have a list of freezer meals that I want to have prepped and ready to go for after I have the baby. I struggle to find the motivation to cook lately as it is... throw in adorable baby snuggles or endless baby crying and I just predict that cooking isn't going to happen very often around here. Not for a while, at least. Having the ability to throw something that's already prepped into the crock pot or oven is probably the only way to keep from surviving on frozen pizza and takeout alone.

4. Sleep, rest, relax; This list is making me tired just writing it! I can assure you, in addition to trying to get all of the things done, there will also be many days of laziness, snuggling Izzy, napping and soaking up the quiet moments.

5. Get ahead on blogging; Roughly half of September is going to be finalizing anything and everything we need to do before Little One is born. The second half? Well, that's going to be craziness of a level that we can't yet imagine. So keeping up with this space is going to be a little more difficult. One of my goals for the month of August is to work on writing and scheduling some posts to go up during that crazy time.

What are your goals for August?

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