(Closed) To Do Before You . . . Have Babies List. What would be on yours?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Europe was the only thing we talked about doing before kids – everywhere else i feel like we could easily take them with us.

ooo get to fighting weight before getting prego too! thats my own personal goal though.

Post # 4
1815 posts
Buzzing bee

Ohhh. I add things to my list all the time. Though we’ll probably start TTC in the fall, so who know’s how much of this we’ll be able to cross off. Money is already tight (which is the reason I’d like to put off TTC – but Darling Husband isn’t down with that).

-Get my teeth straightened

-Get a safer vehicle

-Go to Europe

-Be making more money

Getting a safer vehicle is the only thing I’m 100% sure will happen. We’re getting a new one in November.

Post # 5
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

– travel, travel, travel

– renovate the house

– build up a (bigger) nest egg

Post # 6
14344 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re going on two more big trips before TTC.  Travel is the only real thing on my list to check off since we live close to my parents and have anytime baby sitting.

Post # 7
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think Europe i spretty kid friendly as far as destinations go, maybe Asia if you have ever planned to go?

Also definitely get in all the movies you can at the theatre. Concerts that you have wanted to see is also a good one.

Post # 8
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have on my list:

Run a marathon
Get a tattoo
Try smoking weed
Go on a random roadtrip

Post # 9
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours is:

-get married : )

-buy a house

-renovate said house and get it all pretty and clean and organized

-go on 3 more trips to specific places we want to see

– have a couple romantic weekends away

-save up some extra money

-a job with good to great health insurance


Not too long. Hopefully we will be ready to TTC in 3 to 4 years.

Post # 10
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The only thing I want to do is buy a house (personal preference for environment for raising children).  DH are starting to house hunt in 2 weeks.

Other than that – there is nothing I feel I need to do before kids because having children will not prevent me from being able to attain any of my travel goals.

Post # 11
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Here’s mine:

Turn 27
Run a marathon (I’ve don halfs)
Move in to a bigger apartment
Travel more
Lose about 40lbs
Pay off at least one of my student loans
Graudate from my grad school program

Post # 12
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We already have DS, so this is written as a list of things we can’t wait to do once he is grown:

1. Take a spontaneous trip.

2. Choose travel destinations without having to consider his food, activity, lodging, etc. preferences.

3. Travel more. Right now home life stuff and saving for his future are taking precedence.

3. Go to concerts and romantic dinners as much as we can.


So yeah, from the flip side, my advice is to travel as much as possible while you are still child-free.

Post # 13
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

-travel overseas (at least once)

-buy a house

-save some monies for the babeh!

-lose at least 30lbs

-get one more tattoo

-pay off at least half of my student loans

-get hubby out of the army and land him a civilian job

-sell his sports car for a safer vehicle (as much as he hates this, he knows it’s something we need to do pre-baby!)


Post # 14
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@kate169:  Hahaha try smoking weed… I love it. Kind of curious though, what’s stopping you? Just head down to your local high school…

Mine was

– lose weight

– get my masters

Whoops! I’ll have to save those for after the baby comes. It’s okay though, my mom got her masters working full time with 3 kids, so I know I can too 🙂

Post # 15
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Besides the obvious ones like Darling Husband either getting a FT job or me getting a promotion and buying a house…

Our biggest thing is an actual freakin’ vacation!  In two years we have been together, all we have ever done is long weekends camping and stuff.

We want to do another few backpacking and weekend canoe trips.

Run a 1/2 marathon and lose a little weight.

Post # 16
2386 posts
Buzzing bee

For us:

Travel overseas together (I’ve been a bunch of countries, Darling Husband has only been to Mexico)

Pay off our student loans

Be at least close to buying a house. 

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