A few more years

August 22, 2012

There are days I'm dying to expand. Days all my thoughts are consumed with baby and what it will be like having a mini Andrew running around. Drake is no longer "mini". He's growing up too quickly and it breaks my heart. I want to grab him and hold tight erasing the last few years taking him back to the innocent toddler days. But I can't. That's what happens.


Life is crazy and ongoing. You are never promised tomorrow or promised happiness. You create your own happiness, create your memories and small moments of gratitude and moments to cherish. They come so sparingly when working and always having a million things to do. You're challenged to take two days out of your month to have a night out with friends, or a date night with your husband or even a pool day with the family. Those moments are so hard to pencil in. And with a baby?? Don't even think about it for quite some time.

This weekend we're going up to the cabin with our greatest friends, David and Holly, and we cannot wait. We've been looking forward to this get-a-way since before it was even planned. Those two keep us sane and grounded and remind us daily that life is all about enjoying it. They remind us to slow down, smell the air and hug a littttttle tighter. They are a couple we've planned out many years with.

So babies? Although they consume my heart and mind frequently, and Andrew's too, that's just not in our cards in the next few years. We're embracing life and all the random last minute nights out, all the BBQ's that last until 3AM, all the game nights that included much tooooo much alcohol and all those sweet blissful moments of freedom.

Because when we do welcome our first Little together, I will take all those nights out in exchange for  just a cuddle with the life I'm responsible for. Wouldn't any parent?


  1. I love this post! I struggle with wanting to start a family but knowing we are newlyweds and should enjoy this little bit of time together..alone :-) Thanks for posting this. It was very encouraging. I just started nannying newborn twins, hopefully that will help cure my baby bug!

  2. I think all newlyweds go through this! It's like our life is so awesome and exciting right now, our minds can't HELP but wander to that next phase of life. I too am soooo consumed with babies and getting pregnant some days, but I definitely know we still plan to wait a couple more years. We are just enjoying life as '2' and lots of friend get-togethers and parties :)

  3. you just completely summed up my thoughts on baby-making right now.

    10 points for you ;)

  4. Aw, a few more years?? I guess I can wait. Lol You will be such a gorgeous pregnant woman! Just sayin' :)

  5. How about you get prego when I move down there? I can help then :)


  6. Gave me chills!!!!

    (I totally agree with you. I'm in the same situation.)

    1. Oh, and you know what? I think we will be better parents for waiting. XO!

  7. It's so hard as a woman around our age not to sometimes caught that baby fever! But I'm with you, I definitely want to wait a little longer until I can have some more ME time.

  8. I am actually going through baby fever now!! I've been married for a year and would love to have a baby now. I've honestly wanted to have kids for a while I just needed to find my husband first. Haha. The plan is to wait about another year. It's going to be very heard, but I know I'll cherish the time with just the two of us. It's all in God's timing so I know His plan will be the best!!

  9. Are you pregnant right now? Or just wishing for a little baby? :) I think it will be great one day to have a little guy.

    Hope you have a blast at the cabin dear :)