Hey guys! I want you to meet Katie over at Perfectly Us. She is a wife to Rob (her high school sweetheart!) and a mommy to Jaqs, the cutest little dumpling of a girl who just turned one. Katie is also a DIYer! I love her wreaths and her decorating style mirrors my own style a lot. She blogs a lot about her daily life as a mommy and wife and I love keeping up with everything they're up to. Go check her out and share the love!
I'm ready, but I'm not
Isn't it funny how everyone is always ready for the next big thing?
When you're single, people want to know why. When you're dating, people want to know why you aren't engaged yet. When you do get engaged, they want to know when the wedding will be. When you get married, people want to know when you're going to have kids. And when you have that first kid, you think you're going to get a break, but nope! They want to know when you're going to have number two! Obviously.
My baby girl, Jaqs, just had her 1st birthday, so I can only imagine that I'm going to pressed for number 2 a little harder than I already was before. But here's the thing, I don't feel like I'm anywhere near ready for number 2 just yet. Naturally I miss the newborn baby snuggles and the absolute sweetness of a baby that has no opinions, *wink, wink* but I'm kind of enjoying sleeping all night right now. It took us a bit to get into the groove of a baby's schedule with napping, eating, and what-not, so I'm not quite ready to go back to the chaos of having an itty bitty. Plus, I wouldn't be able to lay on the couch with a baby on my chest for much of the day like I did last time because now I have a toddler to care for!
On top of all that, I selfishly want time with just Jaqs to do things with for a couple of years. We're just getting into the fun stuff here! Going to the park, zoo days, spending our entire summer at the kiddie pool, having lunch dates, and maybe even a family vacation in the future. I'd also be lying if I left out the fact that facing football season with TWO under 2 would be absolutely overwhelming. Whew, I'm still recovering from last year ;)
With all that said, I definitely think having children close in age would be a lot of fun, and I have tons of respect for those of you who do, but I'm not sure if I'm cut out for it. My brother is 7 years older than I am, and I think it's pretty safe to say that we both had a great childhood despite being far apart in age. Sure, he picked on me a whole lot, and I always wanted to tag along with him everywhere, but now that we're adults? The age gap doesn't seem that big...we're still very close, and I wouldn't trade it.
So to sum it up? I'm ready, but I'm not. I want more kids, God-willing, no doubt about it! If He surprised me with one tomorrow, I'd be absolutely thrilled, BUT I'm not going to press this issue just yet ;)