Checking in

a look at my planner, i'm trying to keep track of every thing. all the things.

a look at my planner, i'm trying to keep track of every thing. all the things.

Monday was a set back this week. After a draining Sunday that had us behind on housework, I didn't get my morning routine of making the bed, putting away the clean dishes, plus washing the dirty dishes that I normally do during the week. Then we had a Prenatal class at the hospital and didn't get home till after 9:30pm; and we were exhausted and emotionally drained.

So, I tried to get things back on track Tuesday. The morning went well enough except I had a total A.D.D. morning and ended up almost 20 minutes late to work. Pregnancy brain is weird. I actually got all my tasks and chores done and had a really productive evening. I even baked some cookies just because.

Today, I woke up late. However, I got all my morning chores done, lunches made, and dinner started in the crockpot. I did not have time to meditate or journal this morning. That really bummed me out but I'm hoping I'll have time to get those things in sometime later today. I'm not SUPER hopeful, just a little hopeful. The morning is really the only time I have just to myself, so we'll see if I can break away this evening for some reflection.



  • Get organized. Nope.
  • Clean out the crib space. I have done nothing for this project yet. FML.

Getting Ready for Baby - Cleaning/Organizing Challenge


Ok. I'm getting scarily close to my third trimester and we have a pile of baby stuff in the front room that needs to find a home. Not to mention we need to get a crib and some other furniture pieces in so I can feel like the baby won't be forced to sleep in a drawer or something and I can kinda chill out. I guess the nesting phase is starting to kick in.

So, I decided to break down what needs to get done into some manageable tasks that I will be working on from now until probably mid-April and I wanted to document it and share my process or rather an attempt at controlling the chaos that is having your first child here on the blog. I'm calling it a challenge just so I push myself to get things done instead of pushing them off for ever.

I'll still be doing my weekly goal check-ins on Wednesday, but I'm just going to throw them on the tail end of these posts if I have one to share. If I haven't finished a goal, I'll still update you on it during those posts as well. This is me trying to #embracechange head on!


  • Get organized. We have some empty storage containers under our bed (to try to keep the pets from fighting under there) that I am finally getting to put to good use. I've made some labels and I want to start storing some of the smaller baby stuff in there.
  • Clean out the crib space. We will be sharing our bedroom with the Lazy Baby and I have this one spot I'm envisioning the crib going. However, right now it has literally junk in it so I need to clean that space out. Then I need to measure it to make sure the crib I want will fit. ::fingers crossed::

That's all I got for now. Once I can get these two parts taken care of, I'll figure out what I want to do for Phase #2. 

Mid-Week Check In

Ugh. Well the dishes are getting done. So is the laundry. I'm mildly panicking, or rather silently screaming on the inside at all the stuff we still need to get done. Mr. LL, who made a BIG speech about wanting to get all the holiday shopping done early this year has once again left the shopping he is responsible for (which is A LOT) to the last minute. That's stressing me out. The house still needs to be deep cleaned for Sunday. That's stressing me out. I have to bake cookies for work tonight. That's only slightly stressing me out. Ugh.