Welp, let's just cut right to the chase. February was not my month for goal-achieving. Out of my 9 goals for February- I only crossed off 5 of them. So I dropped the bomb on almost half of them. Can I blame the short month? Even though it wasn't that short with the whole leap year thing? Or can we just pretend that I did in fact cross 'em all off? Maybe I'm being too ambitious at 6+ months pregnant, but I still like having monthly goals to work towards. Otherwise I might not ever get off my couch and do ANYTHING ;)
Here's what I did do in February:
✔ Made a large, extra mortgage payment. Rumor has it Sallie/Perkins will be back soon for an update.
✔ Painted the nursery. Thanks, Jared and father-in-law.
✔ Steam-cleaned the carpet. Finally! It was much needed.
✔ Wrote 14 blog posts. I wanted 15, but dang, I came close.
✔ Got a prenatal massage. I know, not a tough one to cross off- but whew! It was awesome.
✔ Worked on our registry. It's about 90% done, just a couple more items I think we need to add.
So not a total waste of a month, but there was still a lot I didn't get around to doing. Oh, well right? Move onto the next month and try again. That's my motto anyway :)
I'm trying not to be too hard on myself in this category, but it's tough. As I do get bigger (by the day it seems) I know I'll need to slow down some, but I still want to keep up with walking as much as I feel comfortable doing. Last month I averaged 7k steps a day and honestly feel pretty good about that. I think I'll aim for 7500 this month, since I know there were a few days last month I totally forgot to wear my FitBit; I think it's manageable and safe as long as I keep feeling good!
I feel like I've really gotten back in my groove in the blog world lately and it feels good. Somehow I'm finding the time/energy to actually write these dozens of posts swirling around in my head. I'll hope for another 15+ posts this month which I think should be easy. March kicks off Spring and Easter is this month which just happens to be my favorite holiday so the topics should be flowing.
Decorate for Easter.
Speaking of Easter, somehow it's the holiday I have the least decorations for and that needs to change this month. Yes, it's a pressing issue! ;) I love all the Spring/Easter colors and cuteness that I keep seeing everywhere- it's time to add a few things to our home and brighten it up because despite the fact that it might snow Thursday- Spring is on it's way, I swear!
Plan a fun date for Jared and I.
This is probably going to be a consistent goal of mine for the next few months. I'm loving this phase of life with Jared and can't get enough time with him it seems! He deals with me talking baby-baby-baby stuff probably way too much, and I want to be sure to carve out the time for just us two while our world is still right side up. Hopefully with warmer weather we'll have more options of things to do around town and we can find something unique to do together.
Host a March Madness party.
Jared and I haven't had any big parties at our house since football season ended; we actually didn't even bother with a big super bowl party this year! With the NCAA March Madness tournament starting later this month we decided we should plan at least one night of food and hoops for our circle of friends to come over for and I can't wait! There's nothing better than a house full of your favorite people- especially when food and sports are involved ;)
|I love party food!|
Baby Related Goals:
-Figure out details of maternity leave. Most of the details are already figured out, but I need to make it official with our HR department and with my boss.
-Read 2 pregnancy/baby related books. I stocked up at the library last week!
-Find a glider for the nursery. Why are gliders/chairs SO expensive??? This is the last big piece of furniture we need in the nursery and we can't seem to decide on one.
What's on your to-do list this month? Leave me a link if you post about your monthly goals, too!