March update for the 2018 52-in-52 list

I didn’t do as well as previous months this month in ticking off completed items – in fact I only completed 2 for the month. But I’ve made progress towards some of the bigger ticket items – the ones that need to be continuously worked on.

There’s 35 items remaining to go.

Let’s take a look.

Completed:

Go camping


I haven’t had time to write a post on this yet, but we went camping with the little one and some friends. We had a great time, and can’t wait to go again! It was our first trip with our new camping trailer and uh, let’s just it was a toss up between being glad we were only gone for a night, and wishing we could stay longer.

We discovered the canvas has aged and needed some waterproofing stat. It was leaking through the seams, and puddled on the ground during the overnight rains. However we all still stayed warm and dry, and that’s the main thing! It was a great trial run for us to learn about unpacking and packing, and what material we need.

We also learned about camping with a baby. Equipment wise we did really well – there wasn’t anything missing that we needed. However it was difficult to gauge what to dress the baby in overnight. When he went to bed it was warm, but due to the overnight rain it cooled things down rapidly and he got cold. I’m not sure of the exact solution yet as we don’t want to overheat him when he first goes down on the off chance it rains. As he gets older it will become a lot easier when we can just add blankets (right now he sleeps in a sleeping bag to avoid smothering risks).

Bathing Luca while out camping was a highlight – look at these awesome pics!

Since we came back Mario has already painted the canvas with some waterproofing stuff, and from what I’ve been told it’s almost solid when you try to fold it! He doesn’t know how to do things by halves that boy.

Write a list of 52 reasons why I love my husband

I completed this one just the other day actually, which you can read here. Bear in mind that since I completed that I could write an equally long list on why he’s a pain in the ass too! He’s not perfect (none of us are) but I love him.

I’m planning on writing a more in-depth article about how I feel our relationship has changed since giving birth. I think it’s something I’d love to get feedback on how other couples cope, as well as do a little analysis on my own behaviour. I’ve got a lot of room for improvement, I’ll leave it at that.

In progress

The items that I’ve managed to make some progress on during the month are:

  • Take baby for a walk in the pram in a new spot 7 times (we visited Noosa randomly one day)
  • Write a blog letter to the baby each month (see the March/5 months old post here)
  • Run 5km (I’m back training with running, and have signed up for a 5km event in August)

I’ve got a lot in store for April already, so it’s going to be another good month there. Commonwealth Games, mole scan, and my healthy eating plans to start with. Add to that working towards the bigger items again, and that list is going to come down quickly!

Let me know your thoughts!