Chugging right along, I can’t believe it’s May! Hawk will be attending his first wedding (outside of the womb, har har) this Friday. Our former roommate and good friend is getting married. I am so psyched to be a guest and even more psyched that Hawk is coming along! I remember watching new families dancing together at weddings and getting so so emotional and feeling awful. I am looking forward to the wedding and getting to boogey with my boys!
Some personal stuff has been going on with Adam’s family the last few weeks- and it’s moved our plans in a new direction. We are going to need to move in the next year and we don’t want to rent ever again, so… looks like we will be buying a house sooner rather than later! I’ve chatted with a mortgage lender and a realtor (my aunt) and we have a loose plan in place for the time being. Things probably won’t start really moving until the fall. I wasn’t going to be second shooting this season so I could spend all my free time with Hawk but the best laid plans… we need the money. Adam’s mom is most likely going to be living with us in a built on addition, as the duplexes I am finding online are so gross.
Speaking of plans, last night we sat down and had a discussion about having another baby. Immediately after I gave birth to Hawk I was like NOPE, NEVER DOING THAT AGAIN. Of course, I have changed my mind. I always said one or two, and I am really wanting to have one more baby. Adam is nervous financially so we discussed that aspect of things. Right now we are going to brain on it more, but the both of us are leaning toward yes. We don’t want to wait too long, so February will be the time we start trying if we do decide to have another baby. That gives my body a year to recover. We have six embryos on ice so I’m hoping that one of those is our next baby! We’re not going to pick the sex or anything, just see what happens. If we have any left over we will be donating them to science. I really don’t ever want to do a fresh cycle of IVF ever again- I think three was enough. I know I’m lucky and that women do many many more than three.
Feeding– Doing well! I started him on rice cereal and oatmeal last week.. maybe two weeks ago? We don’t always have the time to do it with our schedules but he gets better at it every time he tries. Still breast feeding when at home. I pump twice a day at work and generally can pump 12-15 oz. My freeze stash ran out already so my mom supplements with formula, as the big guy eats about 22 oz a day.
Sleeping– He’s sleeping well! He still wakes me up one to two times a night but that’s fine with me, we both go right back to sleep afterward.
Mom, aka ME– Doing well! As long as I stay on my anti depressant I am great mood wise. I am kinda running around like a busy lady again so I gotta watch out. I’ve lost 8 pounds on Weight Watchers and try to get to yoga twice a week, the last two weeks it’s been more like once a week. The yoga has greatly improves my back.
Marriage- Great! We love hanging out with our little family of three- plus Cal!
Photography biz– Slower this season, I have 9 full weddings and already shot an elopement. I’ve been struggling to get my new office up and running. Honestly my heart isn’t in it as much as it was, but I think that’s normal for a new mom who works full time on top of running a business. 🙂
Hawk is my entire world. ❤ He will be 5 months old on June 4th!
4 thoughts on “Baby number two discussion, Hawk updates”
Buying a house is exciting! Even if it means you’ll have to be away from Hawk more than you’d like. Keep your eye on the prize!
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Honestly I keep thinking about how you want another baby already and I go between being very delighted for you to thinking you are totally insane!! Haha! It sounds like you are a much more natural mother than I am. Please share your tips!! Seriously!
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Haha! No tips here. Sometimes in the thick of a screaming fit where I can’t get him to calm down I wonder “Should we really have another?” and then I get him to calm and he’s back to his happy self and I’m like “totally.” We’ll see what plays out!
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Haha! I’m like that when we have a good few days of sleep. I’m like it will be fine!! Then there is a horror night of teething or whatever and I think never again!!