Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Who's ready for a sibling???

No I'm not pregnant... yet... and not expecting to be for some time but the hubbs and I have decided that we're pretty much ready to give HL a sibling. That's right friends and family members that are stalking the blog... I just said that....

We've been talking about it since before we had the boy and obviously several times since. Our original plan was to wait until HL was a year old before we started trying again, it was usually ME being the excited one and the hubbs being my anchor back to reality. He wanted the kids close together but I was the crazy one talking about jumping back in the sack (literally) when the child was 8 days old... oohh just a tad wee bit crazy. Well much to my surprise about 3 months ago the hubbs and I are eating our Subway sammy's after taking a walk with the boy and he blurts out "I think we should start trying in September"

come again???

I tried to comprehend what he said and he went on to tell me that he thinks the little dude is really awesome and he'd like another one... gotta love the simplicity of the male mind at times...

okie dokie... September... that shall be the plan

Well fast forward a month and I started thinking about things, September starting sounding eerily close, just a few months away! I panicked, I decided this was too soon and told the hubbs that we should stick with our original plan of waiting until HL is a year old in November.

Deep breath... much better plan...

Fast forward another month and whaddaya know, I changed my mind :::shocker:::: in fact this time I decided that I was ready now. I consulted the hubbs and we had a long discussion about things and we both came to the conclusion that we're TOTALLY ready now. (I can hear the madre shuddering right now... zomg no!) But now seems like the right time to start the journey again. Our main thought is that it took us 9 months to get pregnant with HL, our decision was ALWAYS to have the kids very close together, well if we wait until he's a year old to start trying and god forbid it takes us a long time again they will be more like 3 years apart instead of 1-2. Our second thought was, if we start trying now and it happens right away, then what?! And our answer to that was "AWESOME, that would be awesome!" we're both completely fine with it.

Here's the main difference this time around, we aren't "trying"... we both decided that we refuse to be "trying" this time, at least not at this point. I want to be one of those people who gets the wonderful surprise of a positive pregnancy test, I don't want to count cycle days and use ovulation testing kits, that's not NORMAL... I want to be normal, if that's at all possible.... So for now we're hoping for a happy accident.

And for those of you wondering I have not been on birth control since HL was born. I was dead set on getting Mirena and when the time came the hubbs and I decided that we weren't going to do it, we weren't going to use hormonal contraceptives considering our past fertility history and so our decision was to use natural family planning and charting to avoid for the time being. Obviously it has worked thus far...

So here we wait for a planned but unexpected surprise, quite the contradiction, but for those of you who have struggled with fertility issues you can understand. Once again we're at the mercy of the plan that God has set out for us and we will take whatever ends up coming from that!

Let the baby making process begin!!! (if it's meant to be...)

4 comments:

Accustomed Chaos said...

So exciting! I shall await the announcement! Have fun;)

Shazia said...

Love your blog and have been reading for awhile. Just wanted to say good luck! I will be looking forward to the announcement as well!

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ElleJay said...

Me & the husband have had this conversation many times! I said I want 2, maybe 3 kids (depending on if this next one is a girl or a boy) and I don't want them more than 2 years apart.
Well, that would mean starting again pretty soon. But my best friend is getting married next June and I sorta don't want to be knocked up for that! Dilemma!
So we shall see what happens.... Good luck to you :)

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