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Friday, February 8, 2008

I'm using you.

Here's what's on my mind: I just quit my little part-time job for various reasons, one of which is that I have so much to do before Bitner Jonathan Richardson arrives (no? but we could call him 'Lil Bit for short! still no? tee hee) that I was just not getting done while I was working. But, the thing is, it's called a "To Do" list, and not a "To Think About Doing Someday" list. So I thought that if I published the highlights of the "To Do" list, I could use good old public humiliation as extra incentive to get this all done. Plus writing it down makes it more real, etc. etc. So yes, I'm using you all as my personal accountability, because I think maybe I was born without any of that, anyway. Or at least I have a deficiency...

To Do Before the Baby Gets Here:

1. Finish moving in to our apartment we moved into last September!
2. Clean everything in sight. A couple of times.
3. Shop till I drop. Basically.
4. Paint bathroom and stairway.
5. Start some kind of baby book so I have a safe place for all my ultrasound pics, etc.
6. Stretch and exercise frequently.
7. Practice my hypnobirthing stuff. Every day.
8. Help my mom plan a rockin' baby shower.
9. Thank HF for my mom. Daily!
10. Decide on a baby name. Or at least whittle the list down to 3 or 4 before I head into the hospital.
11. Make a million more lists with titles like, "Things to Learn How to Do" and "Stuff I Need to Start Gardening" and "Books to Read" and "Stuff to Put in my Hospital Bag" .
12. Do some token decorating of what I like to call "The Nursery Nook" since the kid's not going to get his own room for a while.
13. Not to overshare, but--Get as much husband and wife special time as possible before baby makes 3.
14. Related to 13--Come up with some wonderful plans for our upcoming first anniversary!!
15. Look into digital video cameras so we can be those annoying parents that video tape their first child's entire life and then forget we own it when kid #2 comes along. Just kiddng.
16. Get off this blog and start doing some of the stuff on the list before it get's even longer and sends me back to bed in desperation.

Thanks for your help!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on starting your blog. That list is daunting, to say the least. I especially like #9 though. I will try to help you with the list as much as possible. I LOVE Lil Bit. tee hee.
~Marmee

Anonymous said...

I already posted a comment once but it's not there, so I'll try again. I LOVE Lil Bit. Your list is daunting, to say the least. But I especially like #9. I will try to help you as much as I can to whittle away at the list. Congratulations on the blog. I LOVE the wedding pix.
Love, Marmee

Nate and Jessica said...

I am so excited you have your own blog. So is the lil bit thing a joke or not? Because I think it's cute! I will be checking up on you to see how the list is coming...so get to work! :)

Jen said...

I love your list, and am so impressed that you're starting all of these things early. This has been my "pregnancy or procrastination" - public humiliation galore wouldn't solve the problem at this point!

And regardless of whether Bitner become officially enscribed on his birth cert or not, I think Little Bit is an adorable nickname.

gurrbonzo said...

bwahahaha. I LOVE HYPNOBIRTHING. You can do it. Insert affirmations here.