My stepmom and dad take my brother on hikes and bike rides and every time he takes his journals to “take notes of his findings on the hike.” I don think I’ve explained the way his brain works I entirety but this kid helps life to make sense when the world is being cruel.

My stepmom and dad take my brother on hikes and bike rides and every time he takes his journals to “take notes of his findings on the hike.” I don think I’ve explained the way his brain works I entirety but this kid helps life to make sense when the world is being cruel.

I have the WEIRDEST dreams.

And today’s dream was weird but in it, Esah was like 3-4 years old and now I want to cry because how in the world is she 10?!

Now I keep thinking back to taking care of that cute little baby while mom worked all the time…

This a whole other level of tired! Why can’t I get paid this good and have a job that doesn’t interfere with my school and health?!

7:22 am and I’m headed out of work and I am dragging. For those of you who always wonder “how I do it”, I’m barely doing it today. But one more day of the week down…MAKE IT TO SATURDAY MORNING.

Happy Wednesday ya’ll.

Playing tennis today I guess I got a sunburn! My face was itchy and burning and so I looked in my phone and realized It was red and remembered I’d been outside all day. Whoops. Well this chick needs some color anyway. 

I basically won’t get to see my husband until Saturday night which really bums me out! This weekend is too crazy. But there are so many positives and I can’t wait at the same time. 

I hope everyone’s week is wonderful! xx

Playing tennis today I guess I got a sunburn! My face was itchy and burning and so I looked in my phone and realized It was red and remembered I’d been outside all day. Whoops. Well this chick needs some color anyway.

I basically won’t get to see my husband until Saturday night which really bums me out! This weekend is too crazy. But there are so many positives and I can’t wait at the same time.

I hope everyone’s week is wonderful! xx

the question "how do you want to give birth" is referring to hospital birth, midwife birth, birthing centre, home birth, water birth, etc. :)
- Anonymous

Well thank you :) I guess I answered it in there somewhere then.

What is something about your parents parenting style that you plan on doing differently? And what do you want your kids to experience that you did as a child? **** I want to know the same thing you asked me those are GREAT questions :)

(1) I’m actually just the opposite, I’d do a lot differently. My parents were teens when they had me, young and totally not prepared for me. My parents allowed to me to drink/eat anything and everything, all the junk I wanted. They used tv as a distraction (we’d stay up watching it until the late/early hours) and had little supervision online or with the tv. There was no routine and our punishments varied all the time. They did their best but I’ll be more knowledgable and more prepared.

(2) and there are a lot of experience I’d like for them to have that I did! The best one I can think of being Pine Island Resort most weekends every summer with the whole family!

You guys have me curious. I’m thinking of making a post of my parenting style before and after kids…to see how much changes, if any! That’d be neat to look back on and see what kind of mom I thought I’d be compared to the mom I become. 

My mind hasn’t changed that much..except television. Sometimes kids need a show and mom a break

Exactly, you never know. Your mind could change completely or not at all, there’s no telling until it happens. I’m ready for whatever comes (in that department). 

I’m just genuinely interested if people think they’ll stick to their guns or do what feels right when the time comes. My choices/beliefs changed on nearly 75% of things, once I became a mom. I like looking back on my opinions before, though.

There are some things I’ve always said that now I have changed, just from being around my niece, nephew and god-children. And the fact that we’re actually trying makes me think a little more into things so I know that a lot of what we think now will change. It’s funny actually because Scotty always seems so set in what he thinks and I always tell him, “Babe, you say that now but wait til the time comes…” LOL brittanynwilliams

Do you think it's a bad idea to ask parents if they've tried certain things or thought of certain things? Like not telling them that they need to breastfeed or cloth diaper but asking them if they thought about doing it and maybe asking why they haven't? I've seen a lot of parents saying that they don't need advice and stuff which I understand but is asking about stuff still considered advice?
- Anonymous

No. There is nothing wrong with that. People are sensitive. I think that everyone should be open to hearing new things. And it’s just a question, it’s not like their being pushed to do something one way or another. I respect everyone’s opinions as they are their own. :)

Are you open minded about your opinions/beliefs/choices changing once you become a mom?

Definitely. I think all new moms should be! There are always changes in certain findings as well as new research and I can’t completely say yes or no to things. I won’t have a clue what I’m doing (as much as I think I will) and I’m completely aware that once I have children and know what it’s like that a lot of what I think is right or wrong will change. 

My SIL always tells me I say I’ll stop breastfeeding at a certain age but that I’ll feel it and change my mind. She could very well be right! I’m not so ignorant that I dismiss things so quickly :) 

Hit me with suggestions and advice when the day comes because I’LL NEED THEM! 

14,16,23,38 :)

14. Have you thought of names yet?
Yes, just answered :) For a boy, Isaac Gabriel and for a girl, Rowan Annabelle. 

16. Cloth diapers or disposable?
I would LOVE to do cloth diapers because it’s so much cheaper but the idea of them totally grosses Scotty out. My nephew has cloth diapers and Scotty will not change them! LOL

23. Have you bought any baby things yet?
I buy baby stuff all the time for other people and sometimes keep it at my house for when they’re here. I sometimes want to buy things for my future baby but then think of how crazy I’d look if I did…

38. Do you breastfeed, or do you plan too?
I do plan to, but I don’t plan to do extended breastfeeding. 

12, 13 (ok, I know everyone wants a happy, healthy baby.. But do you have a preference?), 14, 45?

Oh girl, I always answer that one honestly LOL. 

12. How many kids do you want?
2, 3 tops! 

13. What genders?
I would love to have a boy first and a younger girl. I always wanted an older brother growing up! If I had 3, I’d want two boys and a girl. 

14. Have you thought of names yet?
Definitely, we have names picked out for boys and girls! If we had a boy he’d be Isaac Gabriel and if we had a girl she’d be Rowan Annabelle. 

45. What is the best thing about TTC?
Come on now, SEXY TIME 
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7, 28, 38

7. Do you approve of baby piercing? Why or why not?
I don’t have anything against others doing it but I wouldn’t. My mom pierced mine when I was 1 and again a few times over the years. I don’t wear jewelry and HATE that I have holes in my ears. I’d rather my kids choose for themselves. Also, I could barely watch my god-daughter scream through her shots, I wouldn’t want to make her get her ears pierced and then watch her scream and cry. Yikes!

28. Is there a month or a season you’d want the baby to be born in?
I would like my child to be born in the summer, if I had a choice. Mainly just because we have a big gap there and not many birthday in our family during that time. 

38. Do you breastfeed, or do you plan too?
I do plan on breastfeeding. I don’t want to breastfeed for as long as some of my friends or my SIL do but I don’t have anything against it either. Ya feel me? You do you, I’ll do me. 

@letterstoaubri replied to your post:20, 15, 5
My twin has scoliosis and had an epidural.

That’s good. Maybe it depends on the severity? I’ll have to ask when it gets to that point.