When John is off from work, there isn’t much in the cleaning department that gets done around the house. Usually, the dishes pile up in the sink over the weekend until I get around to loading the dishwasher on Monday morning. I blame it on wanting to snuggle with my love while I actually have him around. Having him home for two weeks did not bode well for my to do list.
With Baby J making her arrival in just over a month, there are so many things that I need to get done. In fact, aside from moving the changing table around in Adri’s room, I haven’t done a single thing to prepare for our new baby. With Veronica, the clothes had all been washed and separated by this point. I can’t completely blame having my husband around though. Part of it definitely has to do with third child syndrome.
+ Want: To focus more on scrapbooking for myself. If I have a chance today, I’m going to make a thank you card for the hostess of the spouses coffee last week and maybe work on that deployment scrapbook. I enjoy making the care packages for Etsy, but it’s been a while since I’ve actually done a project for myself.
+ Need: Stop spending money. Having friends in town hurt the bank account a little bit. We’ve been irresponsible adults and have avoided looking at our balances. We need to just hurry up and pay the cards off and then survive off of ramen for the next few weeks. Kidding!
+ Want: Pick up some cheap summer fun activities for the kids. This totally goes against the last bullet, I know. Veronica asked to make some sprayable sidewalk chalk, so we need some spray bottles for that. I’m thinking that we should possibly also get a kiddie pool or slip and slide so that we can enjoy our back yard.
+ Need: Go through the boxes in Adri’s room which still haven’t unpacked to sort out clothes by size and season. Get it all washed and put away. In the dresser that still hasn’t been purchased.
+ Want: More cloth diapers. My stash is pretty decent, but I want more. I’m missing a few of boyish colored diapers. I might buy them just so that I can have a complete rainbow. I wish BumGenius would come out with some new pretty colors or patterns for me to spend money on.
+ Need: Buy the few things that I need for the little one this time around, such as these muslin blankets. They’re super thin, which will be useful in Hawaii. I have a friend who uses the blankets for nursing as well as keeping the sun off of her son. I plan on doing the same. I also need to get some newborn sized diapers and that baby book that is never going to be touched.
+ Want: To cut up the receiving blankets that we currently have and turn them into reusable cloth wipes. John thinks I’m absolutely nuts, but having cloth wipes will make diaper changes and diaper laundry so much easier. Yes, I have officially become one of those insane crunchy moms.
+ Want: To welcome my newest sponsor Lydia, the pretty lady behind The Few, The Proud, and This Marine Wife. She’s a momma to three handsome little boys, as well as three angel babies. If her blog name didn’t give it away, she’s also a fellow military spouse.