A blog is for letting out your feelings and/or chronicling your life, right? Well, I got some thoughts I need to put on paper and maybe you can help me sort them out..........all 10 followers of you!
I have been sick and home 3 days out of the last week. It really made me think about my decision of being a stay at home mom. I know there are pros and cons to that decision but I really think the pros may outweigh the cons.
My mom stayed at home with me and my siblings until we were all in school full time as did my mother in law with my husband and his siblings. I think it's good for mothers to do that and have that bond with their children if they can afford it financially.
At the point my husband and I are in our lives, I do believe we can make it work. I would still work part time for extra income and for me to get some adult interaction so I don't go crazy. But still, some part of me is hesitant to make the switch. I do admit, I love working. I love money and there are things my husband and I want to get in the next year or two, such as a house. If I decide to stay at home, that may put off that plan a little longer which may not be a bad thing.
I go back and forth on this and while I wouldn't make the switch until next year (yup, 11 months from now), I don't think it's too early to start thinking and planning for it if it's the right decision. I think with the new baby coming and the boys going to preschool in the fall, it would be great for me to stay at home and bond with our new chicken nugget!
Only time will tell............
Thursday, January 12, 2012
How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 5lbs (but that may be less since I had the flu last weekend)
Maternity clothes? Just pants at this point and maybe a shirt or two
Sleep: Not so good lately. I'm just very uncomfortable.
Best moment this week: Having a repeat ultrasound and seeing that the SCH has cleared. I think that will be one of the best moments this pregnancy.
Movement: None that I am aware of. What I'm feeling is just gas, I'm sure! lol....
Food cravings: Every week, it's something different. Nothing really is consistent besides fruit.
Gender: Only 2 more months until I can find out!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Still normal
What I miss: Sleeping all night without getting up to go to the bathroom
What I am looking forward to: Our gender ultrasound!
Weekly Wisdom: No wisdom this week! Just taking it one day at a time.
Milestones: Grow baby grow!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
We had a great time celebrating with friends and family for the boys 2nd birthday. I still can't believe I have TWO 2 year olds! They are growing up so fast but I am loving every minute.
Jaxson playing with his Elmo balloons
Dipping into the frosting
Jayce dug into the cake. He loves his sweets just like me!
The end............playing with the boys and my niece, Shea!
We had such a great time. I can't wait for next year when they'll be able to tell us what they'd like for their birthday! And next year we'll be celebrating with a new baby brother/sister!