(Closed) Pre-Baby Bucket List

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

-buy a house.


… but that one won’t happen anytime soon, so it’s more of a dream. we’ll be in an apartment for at least two more years.

Post # 4
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love this! I have a small list of things I’d like to do before we have #2. We are actively ttc, so I would love to get PG any time, but like you, I like to have other things to plan and focus on besides ttc. Here’s my list:

– Lose 20 lbs (lost 4 so far!)

– Apply/get accepted to a two year radiology program

– Take DS to Disney World

– Go back to Mexico with Darling Husband where we honeymooned

I am currently working on the first two, and would love to do number 3 this fall. Number 4 probably won’t happen but a girl can dream. 🙂

Post # 5
855 posts
Busy bee

Disney World trip

3 month road trip across USA

The rest of our bucket list we’ll be able to do when we have kiddos 🙂

Post # 6
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We will be TTC in a couple months! We bought our house last year and that was a huge one to cross off. We are still working on:

-returning to Maui where we honeymooned (hopefully it will be a babymoon in the fall)

-saving money/paying down debt

-a couple more small projects around the house

-have a really fun summer–lots of trips to the beach, BBQing in our new backyard, and generally just enjoying the easy going life we have. 

Post # 7
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We want to check off these things from our bucket list prior to TTC. So here’s our baby bucket list:

– Visit Atlantis in the Bahamas. So I could conquer those water slides. (Check!)

– Visit Japan (going in a month)

– I want to run a half marathon (signed up for later this year)

– Darling Husband wants to finish his MBA. (it is in progress and this is the biggest reason we are waiting)

– Have x amount saved up.


Post # 8
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Darling Husband and I are starting to TTC this summer.  We want to save so more money, and I want to finish my Master’s before I get pregnant.  

Post # 9
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Go to Europe.

Save more money so I can take a longer maternity leave.

Be married for at least a year so we have time for just the two of us.

Post # 10
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@yellowshoe:  I agree! Fiance and I aren’t even married yet, but we want at least 4 years just the two of us before we TTC. We have too much we want to do! Mainly





Get a great dane

Post # 11
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@JackiBean:  yup! We want to enjoy being together just the 2 of us. Doing all the things WE want to do. A.K.A be selfish for a while!

Post # 12
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I made one of these lists about a year ago before I got pregnant.


Things that I managed to cross off the list:

*Run a half marathon

*Hold the crow pose in yoga for at least 5 seconds

*Get away with the hubby to a place without cell phone service (great vacation in Thailand this December)

*Go skinny dipping (see Thailand vacation above)


Things I did not manage to cross off the list:

*Make French macaroons with proper “feet”

*Hug a panda (a real, live one)

*Learn a proper ballroom dance

*Give up cable (this one may still happen before baby comes)

*Visit at least 1 more continent (we had planned to go to Peru which would’ve been my first trip to South America, but ended up going to Italy and Thailand, great places to visit but I had been to both Europe and Asia before)

Post # 13
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

– Finish college

– Get established/started in a full time career (I’m currently part time)

-Travel with Darling Husband to each state in the US at least once

-Have a certain amount of money saved specifically for baby

-Lose 30 lbs and keep it off





Post # 14
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t have one, since I never want children, but this is the one my mom had before she had me and everything seemed to work out well for me.

-Finish college

-buy a house

-set up a college fund ($5k at the time)

-travel to Japan, Europe and the US (she was in Taiwan at the time)

Post # 15
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

TTC’ing in May/June:

-Get married  Laughing (eloping in May/June) & switch to his insurance company

-Save X amount of money since my state only allows 6 weeks of short-term disability and I want 3 months for attachment. 

-Move into a rental house (July 2013)

-Have dog attend and complete obedience school 

-FH wants to go on a week long motorcycle trip through Canada, this includes buying some new gear

-Visit parents in NYC again (11 hour drive so can happen while preggo)

-Begin IRA fund for both of us

-Pay off all non-student loan related debt totaling around 6k

-Begin IBR for student loans for both us before we get married, so it’s lower payments for a year (Feb for me, March for him)

-Lose about 20lbs and be fit and healthy (hopefull most of this by May/June for wedding)

-Purchase newer, safer, more reliable car, since my current vehicle has 245k on it and is 17 years old…oh and the rear locks don’t work (can do while preggo)

Post # 16
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@RunningGal:  Great idea!  Sometimes it’s hard to avoid getting overwhelmed by TTC thoughts… especially in the TWW. 

– Get in better shape: We’re working on this now, Darling Husband and I have been hitting the gym a lot lately

– Take a basic photography course / a class to learn how to use all of the features of my camera

– +1 on the gardening! I recently got a book for how to grow veggies in the backyard in our climate and would LOVE to do this.

– Make a scrapbook of the wedding and catch up on organizing all of our photos

– Travel to Hong Kong / China and hit up the beach in Thailand or Malasia 

– Hike the Grand Canyon 

It felt pretty good to write all of that down!  🙂 Good luck on your bucket list! 


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