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September Goals


One of the most vivid memories of my life is of standing outside the Syracuse airport in March 2013, waiting for Dave to pick me up. We hadn’t seen each other in three years, but after talking nonstop for two months, we were finally going to see each other in person. I remember standing there in the cold and thinking over and over again, “These are the last few seconds of my life before everything changes.” Sure enough, minutes later, I knew I was looking at the man who was going to be my husband. Dave remembers thinking the exact same thought when he was waiting with his back turned before our first look on our wedding day. Now that September is here, it’s a phrase that is, once again, on repeat between us. My due date is the 24th, and while it’s hard to imagine what life is going to look like by the end of this month, what I do know is that I’m so deeply grateful for our baby boy and so glad that I get to experience this adventure with Dave by my side!

nursery-sneak-peekSneak peek of baby boy’s nursery!!

August Goals:

  • Learn a lot at our birth class and my breastfeeding class at the hospital
  • Write a birth plan
  • Find a pediatrician (we are visiting our top choice this evening, so hoping to cross this off by the end of the day)
  • Finish decorating the nursery
  • Take our maternity photos!
  • Come up with a freezer meal plan for early September
  • Write baby shower thank you notes
  • Do my best to exercise daily (No where near daily, I’m afraid–more like weekly)
  • Spend LOTS of time with Dave

September Goals:

  • Stock up on household and postpartum supplies
  • Pack our hospital bags
  • Enjoy a relaxing, long Labor Day weekend
  • Have a baby!!






  1. Victoria says:

    YAY!!! When I saw that Texas Forever sign, I sort of teared up! :) This month will likely contain the best day of your life, meeting your baby boy!!! I’m just so so so excited for you, friend!!! More nursery pics + maternity pics please!!! I’m dying in anticipation! SO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

    • Lisa says:

      Awww! It sure feels good to have it on the wall after hoarding it in my closet for a year and a half ;) I’m grateful for you and can’t wait to join the boy mama club!! :)

  2. Kelly says:

    That last goal, my absolute favorite! All the heart eye emojis!!

  3. I love, love, love your last goal!!! So thrilled for you & Dave!! xoxox

  4. Natalie says:

    I love the nursery and I am so excited for you!!!

  5. Em says:

    That little nursery sneak makes me all kinds of happy!

  6. Kyla Fetzner says:

    Oh Lisa this is such an exciting and joy-filled month! I am so excited for you and Dave to meet your sweet little boy!! I appreciate that you included a piece of V8 in the nursery. :)

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you so much, Kyla! And yes haha, I have been saving that banner for awhile now–it feels good to finally hang it up! :)

  7. Richard says:

    Awesome September goals!

  8. SO excited for y’all and for your baby boy to make his debut!! Love seeing the sneak peek of the nursery too! :) xo!

  9. Bethany Howe says:

    I’ve enjoyed so much reading your pregnancy posts, and I am VERY excited to see your nursery reveal! What an exciting month you have ahead! :)

  10. Dana says:

    I get teary eyed when I think of getting the phone call that you’re going into labor. My phone ringer will be on just in case he comes early and I’m at school!

  11. Kristina says:

    Yay! Happy September y’all – what an exciting month it will be! I can totally relate to your sister; when my sister in law was due with my niece I left my phone ringer on during classes as well and sure enough in the middle of my Statistics class my brother called to share the good news. Thankfully my professor was very understanding ;-)
    And I love the Texas forever flag – can’t wait to see the rest of the nursery!

  12. Mary says:

    Can’t wait to meet your precious boy. And his room looks perfect! I hope you guys can get some rest and relaxation time! It’s so soon!! ????????

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