Let's Flip a Coin

What a big decision to expand a family, have another baby, get pregnant AGAIN, abstain from caffeine/alcohol (and other vices) for what may seem like an eternity. After several months of debating we have decided! Last year we talked a lot about it; yes? no? maybe so? Luckily we were both on the same page "absolutely YES and absolutely NO!" ... must have been in the Book of Indecisions. In the fall Hubby even put the subject "off limits" until the New Year... guess what was my topic of discussion after our champagne toast and New Year's kiss at 12:01am? i did not feel my biological clock ticking but i continued to watch my son grow and grow and grow. It got to the point where we were going to flip a coin to decide whether or not to have another one. There are so many factors that contribute to the big decision and my biggest concern is TIME with our family. As my husband and I both have rewarding full-time careers, i cringed at the idea of bringing another miracle into our world to pay someone else to spend 50+ hours a week with them. The money is not an issue for us, although a minor consideration, it is the heart-break i have had to deal with already in raising our only son; and continue to grapple with it from time to time. We had the fortunate situation to work our schedules to keep Lil-Rev out of daycare for the 1st year of his life. Then it was off to this "facility" where he was mixed and mingled with dozens of other kids from 8a - 6p. It is still difficult for me on some days but he loves to socialize, has learned invaluable skills through his daycare experiences and i continue to remind myself about all the advantages he has from his fabulous childhood this far. Lil-Rev is 5 now and we have decided... it's baby making time! He is so independent now, we have had 5 wonderful years to dedicate to him, spoil and love him (after business hours of course) and perhaps subconsciously i had been waiting for him to be able to effectively wipe his own butt, which i imagine will be a great skill to have with a newborn around! A couple months ago my husband texted me "...BTW get your IUD removed and let's see what happens"! My response?... "FYI that IS NOT a BTW type of text!" and so it began. I felt like the nesting and excitement instantly kicked in (with a side of fright and panic shortly thereafter). Made my appointments and actually called in the day before the big IUD removal day to confirm everyone was on the same page (1st time i ever have followed up about a Dr. appointment). Click on link for post about that Doct's appointment = I Don't Appreciate Your Non-Enthuasisum


Here it is... another blog

If you know me, you may know that i have been "blogging" for years... "blogging-ish" is probably a better description. I have used blogging as a journal, for inspirational writing, as an aid to process plans and events in my life, etc. I get excited about a new idea for a blog, start it, post a couple (or not) then that's that. Well here's another one BUT the difference is that this is one that i will continually have something to add because it's about my family, my life. So i have this 5 year old little boy who is the funniest little guy i have ever met (unbiased of course)! He says the most random, hilarious things that makes my husband and i crack up everyday. As any parent out there, or caregiver who has the pleasure of spending time with children, you know what i'm talking about. The innocence of a child's brain trying to connect various pieces in their world by asking copious amounts of questions and behaving in such an immature, childish manner... gotta love them! It seems like everyday i have a "hilarious" story to tell a co-worker about what my boy did (yeah, i'm one of those moms). After we all laugh about this or that they say "you really need to write that one down". Thank goodness for Facebook, which thus far has been my "mommy journal" keeping track of all those precious, embarassing and funny moments that parenthood can bring. Through daily comedy bits from our 5 year old and pending miracles on the horizon, we wanted to share with our family and friends (and visitors too) the antics, challenges and exhilirating adventures happening in RevilleVille. With planning to expand our family, i have expanded my forum: so here it is... another blog! and a recent artpiece from my lil guy, we'll call him Lil-Rev:

One morning Lil-Rev woke up wanting to make me a "decoration". He got out his crayones, hole puncher, asked for string and then after a few minutes he had me close my eyes and presented me with this. I asked what it was and he said "it's a picture of you and me and you're wearing your Chi-Chi Covers"! Well at least we both have big smiles :D