Tuesday, December 21, 2010

oh yeah, just remembered

This is why I'm having a baby right now. Why Jonas and Gwen will only be 16 months apart. Why I'm itchy and tired.

Because I want my kids to have siblings.

That's the best thing my parents ever did for me. John and I are 1 year apart, which is insanity, yes, but we were such good friends growing up. And then Lauren came less than 2 years after me. I always had a buddy. It was such a great way to grow up. I want to give that to my kids.

I'm not going to be able to keep up with this timing. A break is definitely going to be in order. But I just need to remember that all this is an investment for the benefit of my kids. The price of getting a person is pregnancy, birth, delivery, and the needy newborn, toddler, kid phases. And people are worth it!

Even worth not being able to sleep, heartburn, waking up because of fetal hiccups, insane itching at 5 in the morning, etc. All worth it. :)


The Dad said...

You are amazing. I am so proud of you.

Grannypam said...

My first two were 16 months apart. I worried excessively while pregnant about how I was going to ever be able to handle that. (Growing up I hated to babysit!) Then, one day I had a vision of having dinner in a very controlled manner. One in a high chair and the other in a baby car seat type thing. Then I realized that I could make it work, and I was much calmer. And it did work. It was fun......busy and crazy but doable.

Linda M. H. said...

Anna, you are amazing. What a great attitude! Remember you have two grandmas standing by to help at anytime!

Anna said...

Thanks for all the comments and support you guys! I really am so luck to have so many people around who care and help.