Most people have a bucket list, the list of all the things they want to do before they leave this lifetime. I’ve decided to apply the same concept to my pre-pregnancy life now. Having not been pregnant for 7 years at this point, it’s hard for me to remember what being pregnant felt like. The pregnancy amnesia has me remembering all the great stuff: the baby kicking, the ultrasounds, seeing that cute, adorable baby for the first time, the first fart-based laugh, and all the giggles and play that comes in. I have to be very deliberate about reminding me about all the not-so-fun stuff: up every two hours, breastfeeding every two hours, living in sweatpants, poopy diapers that don’t smell like baby powder, chasing after a running, romping toddler while holding a new born… all the stuff that women conveniently forget the moment they hold the precious baby they’ve waited nine months to meet.
Needless to say, I’m older and wiser this time around so I’m going to do something I didn’t do with the other three pregnancies: develop my own Pre-Pregnancy Bucket List. I have the luxury of doing that because we’re doing in vitro so the timing of pregnancy pretty much comes down to the date we choose and the number of in vitro tries it takes to produce twins (yes, I’m intent on having twins- 2 for the price of one and at $14,000 an attempt, I’ve set a firm intention for twins).
So, without further ado, here’s my Pre-Pregnancy Bucket List:
- Take a pole aerial class (or a few if I like it)- think Cirque Du Soleil
- Take up mixed martial arts and get down to a fighting weight
- Do a month of Bikram Yoga (stick with it if I like it)
- Go on a rollecoaster ride- it’s been at least five or so years since I’ve done that
- Go on a weekend getaway with my husband to Vegas, Zipline, and enjoy a Mojito (one Mojito is enough for me)
- Go to a concert (crying babies and concerts don’t mix)
- Go to an NBA or NFL game (again, crying babies and professional sports games don’t mix, not for me anyway)
- Take new headshots (I’ve done headshots pregnant; not my preference this time)
- Go for a hot air balloon ride or go sky gliding (I barely have enough balance to not topple a CVS aisle pregnant so either of these would not be allowed or wise pregnant)
- Go roller or ice skating
There you have it. I’ve got 40 weeks to get my bucket list done (end goal date: March 24, 2014).