Ok, let's just get down to business...I HAVE BABY FEVER! For real this time - its not puppy fever like last time! I want to have a baby!
Allow me to preface this post by saying that ALL weekend long, I was around babies. My sister, her friend Toi, myself and some others had a garage sale at Sister's house this weekend, so I was at Sister's house most of the week helping to get things ready. Well everytime I'm at Sister's house, I get to play with my babies, include Ethan who is only 5 months old. Then, Toi, is expecting...(like only 7 days from now expecting)...her third, and first girl. So this garage sale was filled with old baby things, and Toi's baby boy things...and there was just baby stuff all around. Then, to make matters worse, my cousin Krystal came in town with her hubs Matthew to go to the races yesterday. They also have a 5 month old, Michelle. Now, Michelle is a HIGH MAINTENANCE BABY...like, "you need to hold me all the time or I will scream" kind of high maintenance. Well, Krystal had asked me awhile back if I would watch Michelle while they went to the races, and of course I accepted. Although it was kind-of a rough day, I loved having a baby in my house...I loved it!!!!
To make matters worse, my "girlfriends circle" consists of 6...myself, Sarah, Michelle, Jessica, Mary and Jill. Sarah is the only one NOT married, and the others...either pregnant (3 of them) or trying to get pregnant (1 of them). So when I talk to my girlfriends, what is the topic of choice...BABIES!!!!!
So now, I officially have baby-fever. Those of you who have known me for awhile know that I LOVE and ADORE babies...I have longed to be a mother since before I can remember. And now, being surrounded by babies, doesn't help. Now Brant and I have discussed the topic of growing our family and basically decided that we would begin trying beginning of next year. By our calculations, if we got pregnant in January or February, we would have been married a little over 2 years when the baby actually arrived...a great plan in our minds. But let me let you in on a little secret...I DON'T THINK I WANT TO WAIT THAT LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So this morning, I actually asked Brant: "Would you think I was crazy if I told you I had baby fever really bad?" His answer: "yes.....very, very yes!!!" So ladies, I ask you to pray for me, not necessarily for patience, (because I know what can happen when you pray for patience) but for contentment. Pray that I will be content with waiting, as planned, or until the Father would bless me with a child. Pray that His will is done in our lives as we explore the new world of being married and beginning a family. Pray that in all things, we will glorify Him and follow the path He has set before us.