Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Blast From the Past Tuesday... Babies


Here is a blast from the past titled "Babies" from Rachel on November 11, 2005... Thought it was a fitting blog to post today considering my situation...


Here's a little quote I had as a mantra for a while: "When you wake up one day and say, you know, I don't think I'll ever need sleep or sex again... Congratulations! You're ready to have children." (Ray Romano)


But really, I can't count the number of times I wanted to just drop the birth control pills and get pregnant. I'm so glad I didn't because now I've got Luke and we're in a situation where I can stay at home with him and not worry too much about money or anything else. I finished school.


Sometimes I wonder if it was worth it, since nobody really asks you if you've got an art degree when applying for the job of stay-at-home mom. But then Josh reminds me what an accomplishment it was, how proud I can be, and that in the future I may want to get a job where it'll come in handy. And he's right.


First, let me say that I've never been happier in my whole life. But let me also say that I didn't get a full night's sleep for well over a year. Luke woke up every single hour many many nights. I (and Josh) was lucky to get 3 solid hours of sleep. I was a zombie. A happy zombie, but a zombie nonetheless. I could not have gone to school during this time even if it had been the second grade. School is different from work in two very important ways: one, you don't get paid, but you pay out to go to school; and two, the bulk of your work is done at home after-hours when you're in school.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah, yes. i remember those day. somehow, it's different this time around, though. Noah sleeps better. he and luke entertain each other, at least a little. you'd have to get the whole scoop from Rachel, but i think we've finally gotten sort of used to having children. only took 3 years, but that's probably quick for most parents!
-sip

Jamison said...

Funny thing is that when I posted this, Rachel said in gmail that "Noah is having one of those days today" so I thought it was ironic that I chose such a day to repost a blog that was posted on the day Luke was giving Rachel fits like (according to her) Noah was today.

I have a good set of ear-plugs on my nightstand. they won't make me completely def, but should take the edge off what I am about to have to deal with in my life... Literally hours from now...

Anonymous said...

Tyler Jake Braly has arriven! 8 lbs 3 oz (correct me if i am wrong, Jamison). we are going to see him soon and will try to provide updates. mama and baby are well and catdad-e says babe-e is beautiful!
-sip

Mat Brewster said...

Awesome! Congrats mama and papa braly! Jamison I expect pix soon!

CL said...

That is awesome! Congratulations, this will be an amazing time for you guys!