The Beginning: Why I Started This Blog
“My brothers and sisters, there is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today.” That’s what President Monson (Leader of the LDS church) said during General Conference in October.
There are lots of things I’ve told myself I’ll do later… Study, clean the house, do the laundry for once. More specifically, there are things I’ve said I’ll do once we have kids or before I get pregnant…Learn how to cook, exercise, eat better.
A blog may have not been what he had in mind, but an idea for a blog came to my mind after hearing that talk. I’m going to use that statement as a guide, and I’m going to document a specific journey here.
If you couldn’t tell, this blog is about baby making… Sort of. Ok, not really. I’m not sure when I’m going to start having children (spawn, I like to call them sometimes). The date I have in mind fluctuates.
If you know me, you know I’m a planner. I like to plan trips, special occasions, career moves, everything. I like to set goals and deadlines. I wouldn’t call myself a control freak, especially not when it comes to little day to day things. But when it comes to planning my life, I can be (but hey, is it really a bad thing?).
In the talk I quoted earlier President Monson quotes a line from The Music Man saying “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”
Well folks, I don’t want empty yesterdays. I dedicate this blog to my questions, my explorations, my journey through pregnancy preparations. I’m deeply intrigued by pregnancy, labor, infants, and children. When I have a close friend experiencing these things I’ll often ask them a million questions about their experiences. It may be a while before I document any of my personal pregnancy experiences so for now I’ll write about my planning, my practicing, my thoughts, and ask you for tips along the way.
So join in, please, feel free to add your own opinions or advice. I’m open to discussions, or any other idea you may have. Most of all, I hope you enjoy reading about my journey!
Funny that you should write this…I swear we are often on the same wavelength. Its been on my mind a lot lately. We havent told many people this, but by around November or December of next year we plan to start trying. Im a little nervous and more than a little scared, but I feel like it would be the perfect time. Heavenly Father provides a way for us to keep the commandments….
Jenn, you’re going to make a great mother someday when you’re good and ready. I have no doubt! This is a great blog. 🙂
Uhh… yeah, my biological clock has been ticking lately. And it’s like… erg – my career goals aren’t finished. haha…I think we think a lot alike. And wow – what an amazing quote, “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”
Wow, Jennifer! Thanks for finding me on Twitter. I’m so excited for you. I remember back to those days. Reading your bio is like reading about me! My husband and I had been married for 4 years before we decided to try and have kids. I loved my career, I loved my dog. You know…
But motherhood is something else! It will change your life! Maybe you’ll find this post helpful.
I’ll be adding your feed to my Reader!
I love the quote from The Music Man–so true!
I think Siditty is being stalked by Mormons.
I am late finding this,
my wife and I were maried four years before having a child. We once lived in a student ward (not in Provo) where we were the ONLY couple who had no children. The proding and questioning was merciless, occassionally innapropriate, and tiring.
We waited till we were ready to be parents of biracial children (it takes preperation) and waited till God said we should.
Pay no mind what others say, if you truly believe in personal revelation, ask what HE says.
Have you read The Yummy Mummy Survival Guide by Liz Fraser?
really good book… I’ve read it and so I’m preparing myself as well to conceive even though it’ll be a few years from now.. excercising to strength back, pelvic and legs..
OMG why did I not wrote that in? Ok o should add it. I just downloaded a blank sticker template. Then used photoshop to cut and paste the characters I want. I did one row then copy/pasted across the others. Easy peasy!