Wednesday, February 14, 2007


I had to be in the office this morning at 7 AM. We didn't go to bed last night until nearly 11. Imagine my happy surprise when I opened my office door to see two dozen gorgeous red roses on my desk with a HUGE bag of my favorite candy!

I went up to tell Dusty thank you and he told me to look in Kaitlyn's room. On her nightstand he put a beautiful purple orchid to surprise her when she woke up! He stuck some monkey stickers and candy in the pot. She was so excited.

Isn't he the absolute greatest?

I had my doctor's appointment this morning and we did another u/s sound!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Children are absolutely amazing.

There is nothing more special in life than sharing a meaningful bond with a child. Knowing that a child recognizes who you are, trusts you and looks forward to seeing you.

Yesterday, I heard a story on the radio about women who are freezing their eggs and waiting until they are established in their careers before having children. These women were waiting until their very late thirties to mid forties and beyond. I wonder if they realize what it means to be a mommy?

I do not believe there is a career or a bank statement in this world worth trading children for. It is absolutely amazing to watch this person who you give birth to at a tender 7 pounds turn into a 30 pound toddler experiancing the world, knowing that every day they get bigger, older, smarter and have a greater understanding because of your role in it?

I wonder if those same women realize that there is never a right time to have a child. You will always want a bigger home, more room, more money, more security, more time, more everything.

When it comes down to it, children do not need a lot. They need love, which will come so naturally in such an abundance it'll scare you. They need to be nutured, which is something you will enjoy doing so intently that you'll deeply miss it when they no longer want your kisses or need you to feed them. They need a happy home. This does not equal a mansion on acres and acres of land, that can be just as cold as a snowy winter night, a home can be a shack for all they care as long as it is warmed with love and inviting to them.

Sure, it seems like children are expensive, but really they aren't. When they arrive you no longer feel that same desire to buy, buy, buy for yourself. Instead, you spend that money on them (except for those days when your loved ones insist you buy for you). Yes, children are work, but it's such an enjoyable work that it doesn't feel like work at all.

I am in no way saying that you should run out, find the first guy "that'll do" and have babies. But, if you are waiting for the right time, it'll never come. Instead, you'll miss out on the joys of having a child while still young enough to enjoy them.

I'm also not saying that all women should have children. There are far too many that probably shouldn't reproduce (Paris Hilton anyone?), but again, for those that know they want children but chose to freeze their eggs until the right time, please reconsider.

Then again, maybe it's the hormones talking.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Well, I'm pregnant!

It came as a complete surpise to both of us. We both want more children, and we both wanted to start trying this summer, but we were actively avoiding pregnancy.

However, it seems there were other plans for us! So, my Valentine's day is the arrow cupid struck right in my uterus!

It turns out I am about 7 1/2 weeks pregnant. We obviously do not know the sex yet, but we should know in about 12 weeks.

Thursday is our first pre-natel appointment with the pre-natel nurse. Our first doctor's appointment will be scheduled at that time. We're excited, happy and glad that Kaitlyn will be a big sister!