Monday, December 26, 2011

The Big Update


 This is the final update for the "70 things to do before Baby"- things I wanted to get done in the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy.  I am most proud of walking 210 miles.  We got a lot done, and actually we got a lot more done than what actually made the list.  There are a few things left (as documented below) but for the most part those things will either get done in the next week or they are things that are really beyond my control- and I am ok with that.  All in all, I consider this project a success and am already planning out my next list :)  Incidently, my list-hating, non-goal husband kind of secretly liked the list too.


Go to zoo (actually went to an aquarium, but since we did that I won't be taking them to the zoo before baby)
2. Children’s Museum
3.Buy Carseat
4. Find/Wash baby clothes 
5. Make L an ENT appt
6. Take L to ENT appt
7. Clean out van- OCT
8. Clean out van- NOV
9. Clean out van- DEC
10. Fall Yardwork
11. 210 mile Challenge- OCT (I have determined to run/walk 210 miles before baby!) (21 miles done this week!)
12. 210 mile Challenge- NOV
13. 210 mile Challenge- DEC
14. Seasonal clothes swap
15. Winter weather wear established
16. Finish and Mail Roman’s thank you notes
17. Office to our room
18. Move Boys to office
19. Berean and Baby to boys room
20. N- make vision appt
21. N- go to vision appt
22. FMLA paperwork
23. 2012 insurance selection
24. Preregister at hospital
25. Clean out garage so cars will fit 
26. Freezer meal cooking (
27. Cabinets finished and installed 
28. New countertops 
29. Backsplash (HOPEFULLY WILL BE DONE BEFORE THE NEW YEAR!)
30. Replace microwave 
31. Fix/replace CD player in van
32. Pay off lot (HOPEFULLY WILL BE DONE BEFORE THE NEW YEAR!)
33. Mattresses for boys beds
34. Take pictures of boys
35. Mail pictures to Grandparents
36. Christmas letter/pictures/birth announcements (DECIDED TO WAIT TO MAIL OUT THE CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH THE BABY ANNOUNCEMENTS- DID HAND CHRISTMAS CARDS OUT LOCALLY.  HOPE TO HAVE THESE MAILED OUT BY END OF THE YEAR!)
37. D’s birthday party
38. Christmas shopping 
39. Christmas presents for teachers 
40. Christmas decorations 
41. Study for ACLS 
42. ACLS 
43. N- fix computer (COMPUTER IS STILL MISSING, BUT NEW LAPTOP WAS PURCHASED SO WE ARE OPERATING OK RIGHT NOW.)
44. N- finish knife
45. Get ring fixed (NOAH WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS IN JANUARYl)
46. Finish cleaning kitchen
47. OCC boxes
48. Sparks Fall Frolic
49. Dentist- me
50. Paint boy’s room
51. Paint Berean’s room
52. New blinds for boys room
53. 32 week appt
54. 36 week appt (scheduled!)
55. 38 week appt
56. 40 week appt
57. Make yogurt on a routine 
58. Sign boys up for basketball
59. Basketball evaluations 
60. Swimming lesson sign ups
61. 21 day plan (HOPEFULLY WILL START THIS FOR THE NEW YEAR.)
62. Buy shoes
63. Potty train Berean (IT's GOING...APPARENTLY I CAN't CONTROL THIS ONE)
64. Christmas charitable giving with boys
65. Mystery of History Timeline
66. Bean Candles
67.Paint family room (THIS IS THE ONE THING I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT I DIDN"T GET DONE.  HOWEVER, WE REALLY NEED SOME NEW FURNITURE, SO IT MAY BE BETTER TO WAIT A  LITTLE BIT SO EVERYTHING MATCHES :)
68. Family trip to Duluth
69. Go through toy cabinets
70. Fix Oven



4 comments:

Karla said...

Great job Julie! You have done tons of stuff! I always do better with goals and lists...I should write more of them

Elise said...

Very impressive! I'd never have gotten all that done pregnant with 4 kids. Way to go!

Elise said...

Wooops... not that you were pregnant with quads, just that you were pregnant and had four other children. Not trying to start any rumors here. :-)

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