Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Bucket List Hype.

Baby Baby Bucket List to be precise.

Recently, me and boyfriend have been talking more and more about having children. Not right now, as we feel too young, but in the near future. After talking about it and seeing his brother and his girlfriend with their baby, who was born in September it got me thinking. How much do you want to do now, while you still have the time and the money? Don't get me wrong, but I know babies are expensive and time consuming, but at the same time, I know they're a blessing as well. But realistically, I know that when a baby comes along, as my sister-in-law has found out, it's not always possible to do the things that you've always wanted too!

I have written a bucket list in which me and boyfriend have put together of things we'd like to achieve and do by the time we want to have children. It's a list that is full of personal things, individually and as a couple. Don't get me wrong, if I don't complete this list before we have a baby then it's not the end of the world, and I KNOW people keep saying you're only young you don't need to think about children,  but it's something that is a big deal for my boyfriend and I. It's something we both want and have done for a while. So why shouldn't we be prepared?!

I thought I'd share this, as I found this very useful, for personal reasons as well as practical!

  1. Save £1000 up in a savings account. (For a Rainy Day)
  2. Change my Job/Get a better one.
  3. Travel to Spain
  4. Travel to A Cannery Island.
  5. Open up a Baby's saving account. (For things for the baby!)  Done 2012 
  6. Build up my blog.
  7. Perfect a certain recipe   Done Jan 2013. Homemade pizza!
  8. Watch the stars with Andy.
  9. Get my driving license.
  10. Buy a car!  Done April 2013.
  11. Collect up items to put in a memory box for the baby. Part complete. Brought A Box Feb 2013
  12. Have a romantic weekend away.
  13. Visit a casino.
  14. Go on a girls weekend.
  15. Go to a Spa Done April 2013
  16. Make a ginger bread house.
  17. Got to the theatre.
  18. Go to a Man united match (Andy)
  19. Go to a Liverpool match (ME!!)
  20. Go to a Mcfly Concert.  Done in 2013 - Boyfriend got me tickets for christmas!
  21. Spend more time with my friends.
  22. Sleep in on my days off.
  23. Have breakfast in bed at least once a week
  24. Spend a full day in London sight seeing.
  25. Sort out our flat. Done Feb/March 2013. Painting completed and now fully furnished. 

In the years we've been together, we've been through alot. He's my rock.

So far this is what we've put together, I think theres some really easy things to complete, others will take time! But that's the idea, I plan to complete this within 3 years, and then maybe, we will be ready! Theres no exact answer, but this is a guide. This is personal to me, so please understand, I'm not saying this is what I HAVE to do! This is what I'd like to do, and for an 18 year old, I feel this is a mature approach :)

Hope you enjoy! xxx


  1. this is so sweet, good luck with the list (and the baby) :) xx

    1. Thank you! :) We thought hard about it and just seemed to flow! :L and thank you, maybe they'll be some posts a few years from now! xx

  2. Having a baby is wonderful. They make you laugh, they make you cry and you know from the minute that they arrive that you'll do absolutely anything for them.

    I was very young when I had Stacey (18 and a single mum). I'd never thought about the possibility of having children but I can honestly swear that she was the best thing that happened to me.

    I was told not long afterwards that I would probably not be able to have any more due to some ongoing complications but almost ten years later we're lucky enough to be awaiting the arrival of baby number two - a little boy who is due in May :)

    I know I'm really lucky and I hope that you and your boyf's wishes come true one day.

    Louise xx

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    1. Awww how sweet! I'm glad things worked out for you, and good luck with baby number 2! Your life doesn't end when you have a baby like some say, to me it's only the start! :) thank you very much, were both excited for what the future may hold! Xxx


Popular Posts