I have a million topics and ideas flowing through my mind for my blog but none of them seem like the right thing to write about right now. I feel like I need to document my progress at the task at hand and let this be my night’s notion.
Ok first off… Mission sort of successful with not talking about babies as much. My friends at work keep flaunting their adorable babies at me so I just can’t help myself!! I just cave… But I don’t say anything about ME having babies per-say, I just talk about how cute their babies are. I’m being good about not threatening to steal them anymore. I think that made people think I was crazy. I do take part in baby topics and interesting things I’m learning form you all about birth and labor and babies and random facts I had no idea about (I feel another “things they don’t tell you” post coming on). All of a sudden I had been deemed the “obsession girl,” I corrected them though, and we settled for the term “intrigued.” I’m intrigued by all things baby right now. Plus, there’s another girl I work with who I think I’ve converted to wanting a kid, and she’s kind of starting to take my spot as the “obsessed one”–Mission nearly accomplished. Although I’m not the one who is pregnant or has a baby I’m finding myself always in the middle of conversations about random labor/pregnancy/ pre-pregnancy facts ie: Eating your placenta is good for you. Interesting– Yes. But will I or anyone I know do it–Umm, no, probably not. But it make for interesting conversation right? And who else would know that (or maybe just bring it up) but me? Although I’ve backed off from bringing the conversations up, I’m finding they’re coming to me now… And get this… I’m even getting to watch this little cutie a couple days a week soon once his mommy goes back to work, thanks to my known love for kiddos. So I guess my “intriguedness” is paying off.
Anyway, another one of my friends announced her pregnancy this week. This one wasn’t on my cool list… I actually haven’t known her long enough to put her on it, so she was kicked off before even getting on *sigh.*
In other news, I’ve decided I’m going to get my IUD taken out next month. Have I mentioned that yet? I may have said that I was thinking about it, but now I’m thinking I’m going to. We’re going to the doctor in a few weeks and I’m going to set an appointment then to get it taken out. This doesn’t mean I’m turning the Baby Making Machine “ON” it just means I’m warming it up. I’m hoping by taking it out it’ll give me time to get the hormones out of my system and track my… Ya know. They say you should be able to get pregnant right away once you get it taken out but I figure this will warm both of us up to the idea more, and put us a baby step closer to being ready. Some people have told me about a couple of books to get when you get to this stage. Remind me of them and a few more again! I will be stopping by yalls Amazon linky portal thingies!
I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately… Being ready that is. I’ve been feeling pretty rock steady about my feelings on the matter lately, but I’m also praying for patients and understanding. I’ve applied for a few jobs for my husband and he has an interview for one on Monday (aren’t I awesome?) I feel like if he gets this job he’ll feel a lot better about money and whatnot… But I’m also not setting myself up for disappointment. I’m trying to be understanding and realistic.
Do you remember Pres. Monson’s talk last conference called “The Joy in the Journey”? That was part of the inspiration for this blog and I’ve been thinking about that talk a lot lately. He tells us to enjoy the messes on the floor when your kids are young because one day they’ll be all grown up.. etc etc. Well I’m thinking the same way about life now. I don’t want to spend all of my time worrying about “when” we’re taking the next step. I’m really going to try to enjoy where we’re at right now… Even if it’s just enjoying the quiet alone time we have now to cuddle and watch movies together every night… We won’t get much of that once we have kids. Enjoying the time we have picking up and going for a drive at a moments notice. Going on vacations. Out to a quiet dinner. Pigging out on junk food and staying up late talking about our future and goals we have. A lot of those things we’ll still get to do, but not as freely. I really am going to try to focus on enjoying what we do have now, and where we are, rather than taking away from what we’re experiencing NOW, because I’m too focused on the future.
Regardless of what happens in the near future, I’m so blessed to have what we have, and I’m SO excited for General Conference. I can’t help but feel like I’ll get it this time–Get something, we’ll see.