Please allow me to start by saying this- we do not plan on acquiring a baby anytime in the near future. So, just breathe people. I have stopped talking openly about this with people because I get one of these responses:
1. “Oh, just take my child for a day and you will change your mind”. Okay, first off stop trying to get free baby-sitting out of the deal, second off I don’t want your child even though it might be the cutest thing in the world- we want our own child. (Please read this with sarcasm, I’m not being mean.)
2. “You need to wait as long as possible.” Oh, thank-you for telling us what we need to do. Just because you wish you had waited doesn’t mean we need this advice- we plan on waiting, anyways.
Just because we have baby fever does not mean that I am going to suddenly be impregnated and give birth in 23 minutes. I just really love babies and children. (Hence the whole being a infant preschool teacher thing.) I get pooped and thrown up on and screamed at on a daily basis yet I still love those babies so much! We are planners. When we were dating we talked about marriage 2 years before we even got engaged. So, naturally we think it is healthy to start having the conversation about when we want to be parents and how we want to parent together in the future.
Apparently though, if we try to discuss this with others we instantly get attacked with personal experiences, regrets and advice- tons of it. I wish people would just simmer down and stop acting like I’m one of those girls on 16 and pregnant. I’m a married woman who comparatively to a lot of people my age, has made really good decisions her whole life thus far.
So now that you know that I am not pregnant nor trying to get pregnant, I can tell you about how excited I am to be a Mother one day. I had another pregnant dream last night which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with babies (it can mean that you are expecting something or something new is happening in your life…New Year, maybe?). I have always had really wild, vivid dreams and I am a definite believer that your dreams are deeply connected to who you are and speak things about your life and experiences that you might not otherwise be aware of. So, I usually try to dissect my dreams and hypothesize what my dream meant to me. This dream, like many of mine was quite comical because I was sitting down to coffee with someone (of whom I can’t remember) and that person saying how great my pregnant belly looked and until they said that I didn’t know I was pregnant. I looked down and there was a big ole baby bump and I was like “Oh, cool. I’m pregnant”. Ha!
So perhaps, I am unaware of something good and new happening in my life and I need someone else to bring me to awareness and understanding of this opportunity? Maybe.
Anyways, It was really neat to see myself pregnant in my dream. In other pregnant dreams, I usually just suddenly have a baby in my arms and we bypass the whole 9 months growing process. I want to be the best Mother possible and I am so excited to team up with my sweet husband and be apart of nurturing a human being to be a purposed-filled contributor to this world. If I am to be blessed with a child or children one day I want to plan the best I can before then, even if it’s just simply thinking and dreaming up how we want it unfold. With this being said, I already have a Pinterest board for ideas, activities and nursery decor. (Told you I was a planner.) So here are some sweet ideas and baby things..
This baby is just precious
Reminds me of my little sister and I so much
So to close, I am excited to bring the above type of joy into our lives…one day. And that is completely okay. So next time someone tells you they have the baby fever, stop for a moment and share in their excitement instead of acting like they are contagious.
That felt really good to get that off my chest.
Have a lovely Monday!