Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Fever..As In Baby Fever

My Drew Bug
Yesterday, my son, Drew turned 20 months. The other day I was telling Josh that I love how Drew still has some baby qualities to him. I love seeing him sleeping peacefully in his crib, and I love how when I hold him, he will sometimes wrap his little arms around me so tight and rest his head on my shoulder. Josh told me that I need to appreciate these moments while they last because they aren't going to be for much longer. He's absolutely right! Every day Drew seems to be turning more into a toddler than a baby.  Last week I told him that we had to get him dressed and ready to daycare. He looked at me said, "No, no, Mama" as he shook his little pointer finger at me.  What?? I couldn't help but laugh of course.  This baby/toddler is taking a stand! I sat him in my lap like we always do to change him and what did he do? He held his arms down as tight as he could at his sides so I couldn't take off his shirt! Again, I hear the, "Nooooo maaaamaaa."  He was serious!  Luckily, he is still part baby and a little tickling of the  inner thigh gets him squealing with laughter, he releases his arms and I'm able to get him dressed for the day. Then on Saturday he peed on the potty 6 TIMES (Yay!!) and today he walked up our front steps all by himself without crawling up the last step and he also walked down them by himself just holding on the railing.  He is testing out his independence all the time. Plus he has also started making jokes which is hilarious. Like when he says, "Dada toot and pee-you, dada." That is hilarious, because living in a house of all boys and toot jokes are just funny.
Then comes the next part of the story. My friend Kara is being induced this week to have her second baby. I'm so excited for her and her family to have this new little girl brought into their life.  I remember the anticipation of having Jacoby and Drew and how excited I was to meet them and hold them in my arms. My life changed so much the instant they arrived. I can't fathom anything different!   So when Kara had her first baby Jack, I went to see them in the hospital and that is when my baby fever set in full force and as the story goes, Drew arrived 9 months later! I'm a little curious to see how I will feel when this next baby arrives.  I also have a coworker who is pregnant with her first baby. Just seeing her belly grow there are moments that the baby fever starts to creep in again. I have also had FB friends lately who seem to be giving birth left and right and I'm like what the hell, is everyone pregnant right now??  Yes, baby fever is knocking at the door. Even today I had to go to the Walmart, I swear I saw 10 pregnant chicks shopping. It was like after I had a miscarriage, every girl I saw was either pregnant or had a newborn baby. Why does stuff like that happen?
Brothers Loving Eachother!
The true reality though, is that seeing Drew grow into this little person is as exciting if not more than having a new baby. I love seeing him learn new things, play with Jacoby, experience his "firsts." Plus the fact that he feeds himself, sleeps through the night and is somewhat potty training is awesome!!  I really do not want another baby right now. As it is, I don't feel like I have enough alone time with Jacoby and Drew. How could I add another baby into the mix??  Don't even get me started on the financial aspect too, we could never swing it! It's just been those crazy mom hormones racing through my body as I realize that Drew is not really a baby anymore and it's bringing the baby fever out. It's kind of fun to think about the what ifs and what if  we had a little girl what would she look like and if we had another boy would he look more like Jacoby or Drew or just himself?  
Buuuut, I like our little life as it is right now. My Jacoby and Drew they are really all that I need. They are what completes me and life is good.

Drew looking so grown up!

Jacoby and summer fun!


  1. There is no right or wrong, it's whatever works for you. If you are ready, go for it! If not, hold off and enjoy the two you have.

  2. Hi,

    I found your blog on the blog hop! I know how you feel BTW, once my baby turned 2, all I saw were pregnant women! My uterus was screaming for another baby. I think we all go through that as our kids grow.

    I blog over at Adventures of a Homeschool Mom Stop by and say hello. I am also following you on Twitter.

  3. Found your blog through Mom's Monday Mingle... Your boys are too cute! I know the feeling of holding a brand new baby or all the FB announcements and starting feel the baby fever. I have two boys too and I know my hubby would love a little girl (or course so would I!) but two kids just seems right for us for now. Who knows about the future??

    1. That's right! I don't want to put anything completely off the table, but for right now we are good too :)

  4. Hi, coming over via the Monday Mingle bloghop! Adorable photos!!

  5. Hi, thanks for following Frazzled Fran (http://www.frazzledfran.blogspot.com). Stopping by to return the favor. Funny you found Fran on Pinterest. She doesn't have an account, but P.O.V. (http://www.povblog.net) does.

    Have a great day.

    1. Someone I had followed on Pinterest posted a Picture of Frazzled Fran and said it was her favorite blog, so I checked it out myself and love it. Thanks for the follow back! :)


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