There are some days where I'm ready for another baby, pronto! It seems like almost every one I know with a baby E's age or younger is pregnant with their second and I love the idea of having siblings close in age.
Then there are other days where I just treasure all of the one on one time I have with my sweet girl. She's at this amazing stage where we have so much fun together and I love the routine we have going.
I'm also terrified of the all day sickness I had with E. It lasted almost 4.5 months and I'm afraid I won't be able to take care of her if I'm as sick as I was last time.
In the end, we know that we can only plan so much and that it will be in God's perfect timing. I have been praying like crazy for Him to let us know when/if we should add another baby to the family. I have also asked that He give me peace about the whole thing. I am such a planner/worrier that I often over analyze everything. :)
In the meantime, I have a few things I'd *like* to accomplish before (God willing) getting pregnant with baby #2. (I started this list about 6 months ago so some of it has been accomplished already!)
-Complete a half marathon (If all goes well that will be crossed off this Friday!)
-Move back to the States and get settled in.
-Decorate our house and make it feel like HOME.
-Create Emerson's toddler room (I can't even believe I'm saying that considering I just finished her nursery a year ago!)
-Organize, organize, ORGANIZE- I really need to do this in every aspect of my life!
-Set up a playroom in our new home. (Ok this is contingent on whether or not we have the extra room for one.)
-Complete as many items as we can off of the Toddler Time Bucket List we created based on this one. (Look for it on the blog soon.)
-Join and get involved in a church.
-Start selling embroidery projects on the side. (Maybe just a few a week- more for fun than profit.)
-Get into a regular date night routine.
-Start the transition to a toddler bed (Sometime after E is 2, most likely.)
-Potty Train Emerson- This might make having two little ones a little bit easier.
-Spend LOTS of quality time with my sweet girl and savor every second of it. These days are flying by in the blink of an eye!
What else do I need to add to my list? Is there anything I can do now that will make the transition easier when the time comes?