Please let me know if your info needs to be updated!
I'm actually not all that concerned about TTC or that my DH wants to as I'm glad I dont have to twist his arm to agree to a 2nd baby, its more about the timing which at this point is varying between only a few months.
This thread really took off the last few days since I've been without my computer for nearly a week- ugh, misery :(
I can only seem to remember a few of the posts that want to reply to-
Homeschooling- It has certainly come a long way since I remember first learning that people homeschooled their children. Many of the stereotypes have greatly diminished. I coach several kids that come from homeschooling families and while I don't necessarily agree with all of their reasons for doing so, their kids are much better socialized (don't know if that makes any sense) than kids I knew (10+) years ago. They have much better curriculum and co-ops to choose from nowadays. I have toyed with idea of eventually homeschooling William, but don't think I could do it even having been an elementary school teacher. I like the idea that we can take a family vacation in the off season, but mostly that I won't have to hold William back a year to enter public school because he misses cutoff- we shall see what happens.I give you both credit for taking on all the work that goes into making the program combinations you like work.
Katie- So great to hear that you have found some one you are enjoying spending time with and that Z seems to like as well. Good luck with finding a babysitter so you can go out without baby in tow.
Sleep woes- I am certainly in for it with #2. William has been sleeping through the night since 7 months and teething never bothered him- apparently very little pain and no fever to let us know he was teething. I wish you all luck with getting your LO's to sleep well.
Birthdays- you all make me look like an awful mom as I didn't plan anything more than a small family get together for his 1st bday; I'm talking 10 people. We didn't have any sort of party for his second birthday- just cake and presents from us. I don't see spending all the time and money on a party he won't remember and since we don't have any family close by with kids William's age or friends with kids at all there aren't any kids to invite. Maybe his 4th/5th bday once he's in school.
So I can't remember anyone else I wanted to respond to- sorry this baby brain is worse the second time around.
AFM- William is nearly completely out of diapers. There is no way of keeping him dry overnight as he drinks so much milk through out the day and he sleeps so soundly that I don't think he'd wake up, so we haven't crossed the overnight training yet. William is so not a toddler anymore- he sings the alphabet only missing 'n' and 'x' and can tell me all the letters in his name(not in order) and knows which is which. And with the time he spends at gymnastics with me, he does forward rolls and donkey kicks every where. He amazes me everyday. I sure hope the smart genes and personality didn't get used up on William and that there is something left for number 2 in August.
Elyse- Don't blame you about the overnight pt.
Ruby- I totally hear what you're saying. I am sure you remember as everyone else that it took me awhile to convince my DH to even want a 2nd child. I remember when David was very little he kept saying he never wanted another. Of course David's lack of sleep right now isn't helping my case but he hasnt' said anything lately about not wanting a second. I think he has realized I'm not going to back down on this since we agreed to two before we got married. Plus with all our friends having #2 now I think he's realizing maybe it wouldn't be so bad. So we just have to decide on an actual time. I'm hoping September but we'll see what his job status and everything else come July/August and I'll probably sit down with him at that point and see what he thinks.
I hope your wait goes by quickly too.
David was up again last night at 4am but as soon as I gave him motrin he was out within 5 minutes. He keeps saying his tooth isn't hurting but I know it is because he doesn't get up at night like this every night unless i'ts teething. He also said he was afraid of the trains so maybe there is a 4:00 train going through that is waking him up. I'm not sure. I was able to get him back to his room. he cried for a few minutes but once I calmed him down I sat with him and went back to my bedroom and I looked about 5 minutes later and he was out.
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Ella - good luck TTC!!
Emmy - HAHAHAHA! Oh that video is soooooo cute!! And thanks for the comment