People keep asking if we are ready for another baby. Of course, they ask it while smirking, as if we’ve learned our lesson for already having one.

Well the answer is…yes!
And no, I’m not pregnant. The problem is that I really want to be, and I want another little tiny sooo bad right now! I have to keep reminding myself why it would be TOTALLY unwise to NOT try to have another tiny right now.
The fact that we are moving in 9 months! Who really wants to move while in the last trimester, having to deal with all the stress, plus having to find a new midwife?
the fact that I STILL have weight I need to lose. In all honesty, I will say I didn’t try at all to lose weight after Isa was born. THe first 25 lbs came off instantly….the rest, well, I am still holding on to them! actually, lets subtract the 8 lbs I’ve lost since this summer, which leaves me with a whopping 17 lbs!
Yeah, so starting off a pregnancy overweight is not optimal, for mommy or baby. And, now that I am actually trying to lose weight, I have decided that I want to lose another 20 on top of that 17. Can I do it? Please be praying for me, cuz now that I’m 30, my metabolism sux, and this weight loss stuff is pretty hard!
The fact that Isabela is not potty trained, nor does she sleep through the night.
I guess the diaper thing is not that big of a deal, since I have LOADS Of cloth diapers, but the sleeping through the night deal is.
So, these are my reasons, and they are pretty good ones! With these reasons in the back of my mind, you can believe that we will not be getting pregnant!
but just maybe….by next December…..the time will be right. hmmmm


For the holiday weekend, we took a weekend trip to Southern Illinois, to visit Chris’s relatives.

Chris’s dad, step-mom, and little sister came up as well, and it has been great to see them, spend time with family, and even more so, to play with all the new babies that have been born through out the year!

I’m getting really sad that we have to go back to Iowa tomorrow…we only have about 9 months left, but they seem to be passing so slowly!

hmmmm, so what have we been doing here, besides spending time with the family and squeezing cute little chubby babies?

-playing at the fair!
– attempting to get Isabela to play in the swimming pool
-shrimp boil…yummm
-taking nice, leisurely walk and lots of playing outside with tiny Isa
-having a family “photo shoot”, which as you can imagine was chaotic, loud, and super unorganized.
-dealing with a little family drama, which always seems to happen when we all get together.
-relaxing, relaxing, relaxing!
-Sunday church service in the church Chris grew up in.
-cuddles with the hubs
-watching Isa play with her cousins ( FUN!)

That pretty much about sums it up! It’s so fun to see Isabela interacting with her tiny cousins, and to see her personality emerge. I love it, and I love seeing my tiny girl socializing so well!

Tomorrow, we leave early in the am. boo. I’m not very excited to go back and jump right back into Chris’s crazy work schedule/life. The life of a housewife/stay at home mom can be very lonely, indeed, and with the start of the school year , Chris begans a very busy schedule with super long hours. ick.

9 more months…..who’s counting down with me?