Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Almost Ready For a Count Down

S with our OPKs

S with "What to Expect
Before You're Expecting"
 I am getting more and more baby crazy the closer we get to our first insemination.  It's about 5 weeks away at this point.  S is doing everything so perfectly.  She is taking her temp, peeing on things, staying away from booze, eating right, exercising, taking prenatal vitamins, all that jazz.  I wish there was something I could be doing too.  This is the hard part I suppose of being the "other" mother, it's hard to participate in this life changing experience in any way other than just observing and supporting.  I think that this is probably similar to what some husbands feel when their wife is pregnant, but not the same I don't think.  I want to be a mother to this baby we are going to be creating soon, not just an observer.  I've been thinking a lot about the future and I think that I want to try to be at least a part time stay at home mom.  I'd like to ideally just flat out stay at home and be with the baby for the first 2-3 months and then just work part time, 2 or 3 days a week.  That way I'll be the primary care giver and not some stranger in a day care.  I think that with some careful planning and budgeting that we can afford this, but I know that it will be hard.

Yesterday, we went to Babies R Us to get a shower gift for one of my co-workers.  His wife is due on the 20th of this month and they are having a baby boy.  It was really fun to look around at all of the baby stuff.  So many cute things to buy!  As we were about to check out, I saw this little baby polo onesie.  So cute, I die.  I can't wait to have a business baby!  Had to share.  Somehow, I was able to resist buying one.  I don't know how, other than I am stronger than I realized.

Nothing much else is going on right now on the TTC front.  Just a lot of charting and waiting.  Oh, and if you haven't yet, be sure to vote on baby names in the poll on the right side of the blog!  Not that your vote will influence anything, but it is interesting to see what people think. 


  1. Yay for charting. Lol, pictures are tiny bit creepy with no faces. ;-)

  2. Oooo...poll. Fun looking at your name choices! I know a little Jude--he's the cutest thing ever! In fact, I may tell his dad about the polo onesies so they can get on that. My favorite is little boys dressed in sweater vests and loafers. :) 5 weeks is nothing! By then winter will be over, right?

  3. Yeah it does look creepy with the face blured out or covered up. S wanted to hold up the onesie too, but I told her no, that I was tired of covering up her face. I think I'll get her convinced soon that no one can google her face from work and find this blog, but she is a bit paranoid.
    Jude is at the top of our list right now for boys names. I'd love a little Jude!

  4. i would stick with the precautions on the pics. wise move considering...

    however, i've been told i'm paranoid, so maybe i'm bad in the advice department.