Tuesday, October 12, 2010

8 months later...

Ok, I confess. I've been avoiding this blog like the plague. It isn't that I don't want to post stuff, it's just that I have this overwhelming desire to catch the blog up with the last eight months of our life and THAT I don't have time for. And, of course, the longer I put it off....the more there is that I'm missing! So, I'm giving myself a break and just starting with where we are right now. Maybe later I'll fill in the missing time, but probably not. :)

So where are we today? I did quit my job with Edward Jones in June to stay home full-time with Jack. That has been such a wonderful decision! I'll admit, it's scarier to live on one income and I definitely have to budget way more than I ever did before, but it's worth it. It's worth it because I get to spend all day with my little guy. We go to play groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays, singing time on Fridays, picnics with friends, fieldtrips to the park and the farm, it's great! There are so many things I've gotten to experience with him that I would have never gotten to do if I was still working. There are still some days I get online and just look at jobs because I'm a little nervous about being out of the workforce for an extended period of time. I'm still considering starting my own financial coaching business...but for now it's all about Jack!

Speaking of Jack, he's such a little character. I remember being pregnant and daydreaming about who this little person would be. Never could I have imagined just how much entertainment he'd provide. Jack is so social. He loves being around other children, especially if they're older than him. If I could just find a 5 yr old boy for him to stare at all day, I'd be in business. It's like he thinks he's the same age! We were at play group a few weeks ago and there were two 4 yr old boys playing with blocks. Jack walked up to them, sat down, started playing with their blocks and talking (in Jackanese, of course) then laughing like he told a joke. I just love his confidence and hope it stays!
Jack keeps me very, very busy. He likes to rearrange everything in the house. I constantly find things like puzzle pieces in the kitchen drawers, his socks in my mixing bowls, measuring spoons in his bedroom, remote controls in his laundry basket, etc. He has his own idea of organization, evidently.
Our next big adventure is baby #2 who will make his/her arrival at the beginning of April! We're so excited to add to our family, but I'll admit I'm a little nervous. I'm just not sure how I'll be able to get everything done, but I know we'll figure it out. It will be so much fun to see Jack as a big brother. They'll be around 20 months apart, so I hope no matter what they'll be good friends.
Well, that's all for now. I can sleep well tonight knowing I finally faced the blog. :)