Category Archives: Baby

On life

So, this has been the busiest time of the year at the office and I’ve taken on a few part times activities. In other words, we’ve been BUSY!

What’s new?!

So, here’s to hoping that I’ll be blogging more actively from here on out! There’s a lot to do and discuss!

Oh yeah and expect a lot photo dumps soon!

Things to do before we have a baby! And an allergic reaction.

Crazy title right? Lets start with the first part…. Bottom line, besides the lack of sleep we don’t really see ourselves missing out on too much stuff when we have a child. However, I couldn’t resist making a list anyways. Mainly because I really like lists. I really REALLY like crossing things off lists 🙂

Here is my short list of the few things I really want to do before we have our baby.

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Pretty self explanatory, right? And all over the place if I do say so myself, a lot like I am all the time.

Good thing is tonight I took care of #1. The husband got tickets through his company for the Water for the People event “Wine for Us.” Wine For Us directs all proceeds to the work of Water For People in developing sustainable water/sanitation infrastructure and health education/hygiene in developing countries. As a direct grassroots intervention, water/sanitation/hygiene serve to address the issues at the heart of the global crisis in health, well being and development. It helps communities break out of the vicious disease-poverty cycle and puts them back on the path to productivity, development and prosperity.

It’s drinking for a great cause! So we arrived at the Orange County History Center around 6:30 and it was a really nice location.

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Once inside I headed right for the champagne! It was sweet and delicious. After a while though I noticed that I couldn’t stop sweating. I mean, it was really bad! Then I started itching and the next thing I new I had hives! I didn’t even make it to my second glass of wine! What a sign that drinking just isn’t for me anymore, right?? That’s okay though, I had plenty in my past 🙂

Anyways I went over to my husband and I just told him I had to get out of the party. We kicked it into high gear, got out and ran to the nearest drug store for some Benadryl. It worked pretty well and I’m starting to feel a lot better now. I’m going to focus on water for the rest of the evening and hope that this doesn’t happen again!!

I’m attaching a picture but I’m warning everyone–it’s NOT pretty!!

You’re been warned!!

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My Thoughts on Baby Planning

You always hear “you’ll never be prepared for a child.” I absolutely get that. I do. However, I believe that you can be as prepared as possible. Quite honestly, most of my friends have had children very young and out of wedlock. I honestly have no problem with that but it’s just not what I would want for my life. It’s not how I imagined raising my children.

My dream: I have my children, stay at home to raise them, live a minimalist lifestyle, when they go to school I give my all as a wife, mother and volunteer or work part-time somewhere that I find to be truly fun.

The truth is–to have that kind of lifestyle means you have to be patient and you have to, in a way, plan for it. At least to have that lifestyle and not feel financial pressure.

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The husband and I have been doing a lot of baby talking lately. We’ve talked about when we want to start trying (and with no known health issues we think this should go well), things we want to accomplish before we have a child (like a real honeymoon), how we want our child raised.

Recently, we’ve opened up on the topic of being a stay at home mom. Before that didn’t seem in our reach. Honestly, kids are expensive. Really expensive. However, once we started looking into day cares and the fact that due to my job we’ll need extended hours we started talking about deductions, less driving, cooking meals at home and how much we could save by me not working.

Things I’ll enjoy: staying at home will give me an opportunity to provide my child with the life I dream for them and I could make some money on the side having my own shop on Etsy. I used to have a shop but honestly had so many big orders that I couldn’t do them with how many hours I work (I am away from home from 8AM-7PM–that’s a LONG day!). I would love the opportunity to reopen my shop and really make some small spending money from something that I can really excel at doing.

So, for now, we’re open to debate. More baby posts will be coming in the future. I should add a rattle to my blog header lol