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Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Goals

It's so hard to believe that August has officially come to a close & that this is the month that we'll be welcoming our baby boy into the world!
I keep going back and forth somewhere between panic and excitement, but I know that this is going to be the most thrilling journey of our lives, so I'm looking forward to a new normal.

Let's see what I accomplished from last month. . .
August's Goals:
Reach 1,100 on Instagram
I really didn't feel inspired to "work" much on Instagram this month, this last trimester of pregnancy has really, really drained me & we've honestly just been so busy I haven't had time to make beautiful photos that I feel like are "worthy" of being shared there.
I'm also focusing on real relationships on Instagram and not just gaining followers for the sake of numbers, so that's why I'm really into slow growth and having it being engaged growth-so I'm thrilled with this milestone!

Complete Baby Upchurch's Nursery
This is just a sneaky-peek of his nursery (& honestly there are a few surprise things I pulled out of this picture 🙈 because I want them to be revealed after our newborn lifestyle shoot!) but we are completely done with it!
I do have to do some last minute tidying things up & there are a few things in there that after his arrival will be moved into our living room and into our bedroom, but for the most part-we're 100% ready for his arrival.

Add Baby Upchurch to Our Insurance
Can I consider this "done"?
I'll say half-done, because apparently technically this can't be done until he's born but I did check in on what needed to be done about it.

Pack my Hospital Bag
I really procrastinated this, but it's finally done!
There are a few things like toiletries and phone chargers/camera that will need to be added as we head out the door or brought by family members, but anything that can be packed ahead of time is done. I even have some snacks packed up!

Enjoy 2 Date Nights Before Baby
 Honestly, we've been able to spend a good amount of time together this month (although a lot of them weren't technically "date nights"!)
We had a lot of fun together at the Alabama Farmer's Federation Commodity Conference, which included some riverfront walks and dining at delicious restaurants together, we went out with some friends, we took a Sunday afternoon date-day to get Chris' hair cut and to do some shopping, and of course we had our town's first Cattlemen's Rodeo last weekend which was a blast!
Spending all of this time together before our little guy gets here has been such a treat and I hope we are one of those couple's that still manages to make time for each other after we start building our family. ❤
Finish All Baby Shower/Gift Thank-You Notes
This is done, done, and done!
I've done really well getting all thank-you's out for gifts that are mailed directly to us as they come in (and keeping up with them on a spreadsheet, just in case!) but the shower gift thank-you's have been daunting just because of the long list.
As of Thursday, I crossed this off of my to-do list and it felt SO good!

Repaint Our Front Door Hangers
I'm so incredibly blessed to have a sister & mom who live close by and have time to come help me clean my house and get things done around here because if not...let's just say, my husband wouldn't be happy!
My middle sis came over & helped me do a lot of cleaning and we spent a few minutes breaking out the paint brushes & touching up our front door hangers.
We still need to add some ribbon, so I've got to get to the store ASAP to pick some up, but other than that they look great and are ready for visitors!
September's Goals:
Try to Keep Our Home as Clean as Possible Before Baby Comes
I'm trying to keep in a good cleaning routine & not let things pile up since we could have this little guy any day now. I want to be able to enjoy my time with him next month and not be worried about our house being a wreck!

Write the First Letter to Our Baby Boy
One of our friend's gifted me a journal to share letters to our sweet boy & I've yet to sit down and write anything. I think I need to write at least once before his arrival so I need to sit down and do that!

Spend Time with Forrest
I don't ever want Forrest to feel neglected or like we love the baby more than we love him (say whatever you want, but Forrest is my first baby and anyone who has seen us together knows I love him like a real child!)
I just don't want him to feel sad or left out and resent his little brother, so we're going to shower him with as much affection as possible!

Spend Time Together
It doesn't matter if it's just eating breakfast together in the morning or heading to our favorite dive in town for a milkshake at the end of the day, I just want to soak up as much time with my number one guy before there are three of us!

I'm guilty of trying to pack in too many things right now & so this should've been number one-I need to try to rest up before the big day!

I think that about covers what our September is going to look like-basically a lot of cuddling & surviving, but we're looking forward to it.
If you have any tips/tricks/advice for me in the upcoming days, I would love for you to leave me a comment below!

Until next time. . .


  1. Love this!
    Mónica Sors

  2. awww I love the beautiful photo over his crib. sending positive vibes your way for the big day!


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