Pregnancy Week 21: Bucket List

Pregnancy Week 21: Bucket ListIt is funny how pregnancy can make you take a different perspective on life and family. As summer winds down and school begins, I’ve started taking a mental inventory of my “bucket list” for our family of four. After asking my boys what they would love to do this summer as a final hurrah before preschool begins again for us in October, we planned out our monthly calendar.

Pregnancy sure does bring out the planner in me. While normally I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl, this time around I find myself planning and scheduling things much more. To say I’m obsessing is an understatement. I want to have as much fun as we can in these last weeks of summer and to enjoy my boys to their full extent before my nights are a blur and my days are filled once more with nursings, taxi driving and diapers. I love that my boys are gung-ho for whatever crazy idea their mom has in mind these days, from rearranging their room to canning grape jelly.

Having a bit of fun with these guys before we get to the larger and heavier levels of pregnancy has been pretty high on my list of priorities – and as I review our summer I see lots of beach trips, a few lake ones, carnivals and fairs, many family outings, splash pads, parks, ice cream, and many wonderful times with friends. Now, as we hit September running I plan on at least one last beach trip, a cider press day and one last favorite festival. I’m hoping this time to get in the fun before the worrying over nursery items and freezer meal prepping takes over.

Pia Watzig is a stay at home mom of two little boys, with a third on the way this fall. She enjoys canning, gardening and trying to cram as much fun into summer before life becomes crazy again.

Tags: bucket list, planning, pregnancy, scheduling, second trimester

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