OK. So we are at T minus 8 weeks and a couple days. I am not freaked out. Not totally anyway. I constantly think about the nursery even though there really isn't too much to do. I wonder if people will get us stuff or we should just go to Target and drop a fortune. I am trying to pace myself. There is no hurry until baby is here and we know more about him/her. Specifically the him/her part. I have two nurseries in mind depending on the gender of baby. I can get some stuff, but they are not the same so for most of it I have to wait.
I need to do some planning. Just so I remember here are things I want to look into.
Make meal plans and even make some frozen meals so we can just defrost something when we are all tired and starving.
Make chore lists for the kids. Figure out what a 5 and almost 8 year old can do and make lists so they just pick something each day. I figure they can spend 5-15 minutes of their lives helping the family out a bit. Put away laundry, run the vacuum and other little helpful things.
Make a homework chart. I know neither of them will have real homework, but we like to have them practice. I'd like a space set up where all their supplies live and they can easily do this.
Make a list of things around the house that HAVE to be done before baby.
Go on some sort of vacation. Husband is working on this and I think we have something planned.
What am I forgetting? Oh yes. Coffee Bar Prep. Make sure we have tons of supplies and who is getting what, when.
I would also like a massage and to color my hair. Those are not top priorities, but would be lovely all the same.
This makes me feel better. I like to have a plan. Making a plan will make me happier. Yes. I think this will work.