As I continue my countdown towards turning the baby making machine ‘ON’ I’ve decided to up my “to do” list. Yea, some of the stuff on my bucket list I can do while pregnant or when the spawn is born, but I really want to get on as much as I can now. I feel like I’m probably able to cross a few more things off. I think I’m pretty dang good with God right now, although I really would like to have a full-month’s worth (habit forming) of nightly diligent scripture reading to feel 100% accomplished…. I’m getting there.
The food storage is coming along. I have no idea how much 3 months worth is, but I have a lot of “just add water” MREs and other crap we can use… If I get a humongous tank of water stored somewhere I’ll probably feel pretty fulfilled in that category (you know where I can get that/store that?)
I’m on and off with cooking but hubby is helping more with that lately. I joined a freezer meal group which is helping with that. I have the food in the freezer… Haven’t actually cooked the meals yet. But hey… At least they keep!
Still not forming any sort of habit of walking/running. Hubs has been taking Snoop for daily walks so it’s left me with no desire to do more, although this week I’ve already taken him twice. I plan on beginning my real tackle on that next
week month. I read it’s a good idea to have a regular exercise routein BEFORE getting knocked up, that way you can keep it up while pregnant.
If you read this post, you know I’m not eating that much better yet. My trip to New York is seeming unlikely, the dance class… Even more so. *sigh* I suck.
If that wasn’t enough, I found another great article with things I want to do starting NOW to prepare.
Here’s a few things the article says are good to check out 6 months to a year before turning your Baby Making Machin’ “On”
1. Check-ups. Gotta head to the doctor, just to make sure we’re as healthy as we feel (most of the time). We have insurance but haven’t been to the doctor in AGES. Might as well take advantage of that free annual checkup! I also need to figure out if I’m healthy, in shape enough, how my blood pressure is, and just ask questions regarding pre-knocked up procedures. I’ve been researching a family doctor, I think I’ve found one I may like.
2. SPREAD ‘EM! Ladies, you know what I mean! I just had my yearly trip to my crotch doc. And all was swell then! I think I can check this off my list now ;op
3. Talk it out. I’ll talk things through with docs… Do I have the tumor I think I have? Am I on the verge of a stroke? Heart attack? Sometimes I don’t know… Sometimes I feel like I have an ulcer, a punctured uterus… (remember I’m a hypochondriac) the docs will help me know what’s real and what’s not, and hopefully give a thumbs up. Also, it’ll be a good idea to figure out what I should and shouldn’t do relating to work, fires, pig crap, molded homes, 80 pound equipment, dead bodies… I have a crazy job people!
4. Stick me! I’ve had the chickenpox already… What other things do I need to make sure I’m immune to? Rubella? Do I really need to check for that?
5. Checking my family tree. What kind of genetic problems run in my family, anything I should be aware of? I don’t think Cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia run in my family but if they do I should be aware, maybe get tested. This can be tricky cause I mean… I’ve gotta be sneaky. It’s a little obvious to ask “so mom, what kind of birth defects run in our family?”
6. Go to the dentist! I haven’t been in about 10 months and if I need any major work and main medicine I want to get it all done BEFOREHAND. I set up appointments for both of us for next week!
Hmm, this list seems to be kind of long. Anything else I may be missing? Something you with you had thought of a year or so before turning your baby makin’ machine on? Or am I just over thinking this? Better safe than sorry right?