Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Great Debate

Ladies and gentlemen, this post is going to be about babies.
Note: I am not pregnant.

Since Caderyn was born just over two years ago, the great debate in our household has been:

J-Man (aka Jeff) has been very adamant about wanting to have another bambino very soon so our kids are close in age.

S-Mama (Me) has been very adamant about waiting.

We just can't seem to agree.
I go back and forth on a daily basis about wanting another kiddo or wanting to wait a little longer.
Yesterday I was convinced we were going to start trying to have another baby after the summer, but, today I'm second guessing myself.
Here are some of my thoughts:
  • Caderyn was not a planned pregnancy by Jeff or I. He was a planned pregnancy by the Higher Power and is truly a blessing. At the time, I didn't think Jeff or I were ready to be parents, but someone else did and He was right! So, my thoughts on this are, if it happens, it happens and it happens because it was meant to be, just as our little man was meant to be.
  • My delivery was atrocious. My delivery with the little man still gives me chills. There were complications that could, in my opinion, have easily been avoided if my doctor had been more of a presence in the room. I remember up to a certain point and then everything gets really fuzzy. I remember being so scared for little man when he came out and how my arms ached from wanting to hold him and hear his little cry. The thought of going through something like this again and worrying about the safety of my sweet little baby terrifies me.
    • To counter this, I have since decided that my next delivery will be with a midwife in the hospital setting. I have also decided that I would like- like being the key word here- to try and do a completely natural childbirth. I felt in my first delivery I just didn't have any control and I want to have the control and be aware of what the heck is going on. I've met with the midwife I want to use and LOVE HER. So...that's a bonus.
  • I gained 70 pounds during my pregnancy. That's right a big 7-0. I ate like it was going out of style. I've just now gotten all of that baby weight off and am immensely enjoying being fit, feeling attractive again and drinking a glass of wine or beer occasionally. That's right. I'm vain.
    • To counter this, I don't think I will eat like I did during my first pregnancy and will probably be much more active. I know for sure I don't want to gain all that weight back!
  • Our future is just so uncertain right now. With Jeff going into Officer Training and probably Flight School in the near future, I don't like the idea of being left alone, single parenting two children. It was hard enough working full-time and being a single parent with one child. I think I would probably lose my mind with two. Plus, I'm back in school trying to get a teaching degree and I really like having some flexibility with traveling. Caderyn is at an age where he travels a little better than before. I can't imagine how traveling with two will unfold. Plus, there is probably a move for the W family in the near future and I don't want to move while pregnant (did that once it wasn't fun) or have a brand new baby and move across country. Just to clarify this- if Jeff gets into flight school, we'll probably have to move to either Texas or Alabama for a year so he can get his training. Then, we're pretty sure we'll be back in Montana. I'm actually excited about the possibility of this move because it puts me close to places I've always wanted to visit like Louisiana and Georgia.
  • But, I also know I don't really want to have any kids once I'm past 30.  This gives me roughly less than 4 years to have another babe or two.
  • Some days, like yesterday, I think one child is enough. But, then there are days when I can't imagine our house without one or two more little kiddos.
So...where does that put us?
I don't know. We want to have more kids, but when we will remains up in the air.
What are YOUR thoughts on having more children???

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Scenes From a Lovely Easter Weekend

Heading to the Easter Egg Hunt

Waiting to get some eggs!

Hooray Daddy!

The madness. P.S. I yelled at a dad and made his little boy cry at this event. This dad was a dbag if you know what I mean .

Someone loved the Easter Bunny

All dressed up for church.

Collecting Easter eggs at Great-Grandma and Grandpa's

And eating and eating and eating

Lucy wanted to catch the Easter Bunny

Lucy still thinking about catching that darn Easter Bunny.

Fun weekend. Very tired.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Egg-y Breaky Heart

 Lots of colors
The artist (say it like ar-teeee-stah)

The realization that he has egg dye on his hands. GASP!

Having to look at the hideous colors on his hands is just too much to bear. Caderyn appeals to Daddy for a tubby.

We dyed eggs this year and Caderyn really got into it.
That is, until he realized his hands were dirty. Then it was over and he demanded to take a tub.
We still haven't figured out why he doesn't like his hands dirty.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Date Night

To officially celebrate Jeffy's homecoming from basic training, we went on a date!
We got all gussied up and went to our FAVORITE restaurant, Lucca's.
We ate to our heart's content, had a little ice cream treat and then rented a movie and lounged on the couch.
It was wonderful.
I'm glad he's home.

Hey guy! We're glad you're home! Now, pick up your clothes off the floor!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Phoenix Bound!

In May I'm going to take a mini-vacation to Phoenix!

This trip will be just me- no boys.
Wow, what am I going to do with myself? let me do a little show and tell!

I will work most of the day. Most of the day mind you. 

Then I will smooch these two
And get on a plane for four hours (layover in Salt Lake) before smooching these two

Then I will make them stop here

Before going home and going to bed.

I will get up and go for a hike with this gal

Grab breakfast or coffee at one of these two places

Then maybe- maybe get a pedicure before heading here
P.S. That is Scottsdale Fashion Square

Whilst at this location, I plan on perusing these stores

And perhaps buying something.
From there, my mom and I will go and have one of these


Then it will be home to go to dinner and a movie with this guy
Then to bed? Who knows?

We will get in this
Except ours is a sparkly tan color
And drive to Tuscon so I can see these guys

Perform live. Did you know this will be only the THIRD concert I have ever been to!
P.S. One of them MIGHT be my cousin. He's the cool one.
Then to bed? Who knows?

The rest of the time will be spent with the parentals. Hiking, helping out at school, cleaning or cooking something yummy for them.
I plan to enjoy the fact that I will be back in a location where the backs of my knees sweat it's so hot.

I'm excited- but I will miss my guys.
But I'm still excited!
Who wants to see a picture of me with chocolate on my chin???

You're welcome