Saying that a baby changes everything is pretty obvious, just ask any parent! A recent article on Celeb Baby Laundry talked about 8 things you should do before getting pregnant. It was a pretty good list, talking about a number of important areas of your life to evaluate before you embark on the adventure of parenthood. Some of the high points:
1). Get a pre-pregnancy checkup
2). Get your finances in line
3). Talk with your partner
4). Start saving
Along the same line, I’ve come up with my own light-hearted pre-pregnancy bucket list. My list is a compilation of things my hubby and I did do before we had kids and some of it is what I wish I would have done.
1). Travel…go to as many places as you can. While traveling when you have kids is possible, it’s so much harder…lining up sitters, missing their sweet faces, etc.
2). Go on lots of dates…long gone will be the days when you can just up and go to dinner without paying out the nose for a sitter.
3). Pick up a hobby…if you don’t already have one, find something just for you. Once a baby comes, you feel like you lose part of your identity, so having a hobby that’s just for you will help you keep your sanity.
4). Strengthen your relationship…trying to keep another human being alive will consume both of you. If you go into having a baby with a strong relationship, it will be better for you both and especially for the baby.
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