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Is it Wednesday already?
The days and weeks are getting lost in this new realm of my existence I’m happy and excited to call: WORK. It’s great to spend time during the day pushing my creative energy into new projects and earning a little bit of extra income doing something that I really enjoy.
[By the way, did you subscribe to my design sites RSS Feed? You should…because I might, maybe, may just be giving away something a little later this month and you’ll miss out if you don’t subscribe. Just sayin.]
But again, the days are getting lost on me. Things are starting to slide a little bit, and I’m working hard to find a balance between maintaining a June Clever persona (ha! Who am I kidding?), a tidy house, a happy husband and an entertained almost three year old.
Which is the reason the husband and I have still been considering the idea of childcare during the week days. After Monday’s post, I spent a little bit of time on the phone with the director at our on-base Child Development Center. After talking to her, checking out their new ridiculously high and unaffordable on our income full day care rates, we decided that Preschool isn’t for little man. At least, not yet.
It turns out that our CDC has a part-day Preschool Program for kids ages 3-5 that starts in September. Granted, I’m still not 100% sure I like the idea of him being gone 5 days a week, this is much, MUCH more affordable on our income (even with just the husbands income), and it’s only half days. Plus, it’s an actual Preschool program where he’ll be learning his letters, numbers, colors, and whatever else it is that kids learn in preschool (I’m 24, remember? Preschool was a long time ago for me).
So for now, he’s on the waiting list to start there after or around his birthday in October.
Which gives him a little more time to work out these last few potty-training kinks we’ve got going on, and gives me a little bit more time to enjoy my first born baby boy being at home with me. It’s definitely going to be beneficial in so many ways for him to be in school. And, again, although going 5 days a week isn’t going to be easy on either of us, the idea that he will be done at lunch and can come home to his own bed to nap and get in some mommy time in the afternoons, is right up my alley.
I’ll be able to work hardcore in the mornings without interruption, enjoy lunch with both of my kids guys, and still get some work done during naptime after the little guy gets home. I’m thinking this might be the perfect setup for us.
Speaking of first born, and second born and trying to conceive and all that jazz (but then again, who was speaking of trying to conceive?)…
I’m waiting right now to take another pregnancy test this go around.
I debate with myself back and forth on how much to share here and when to share it, but it always comes back down to this thought:
If I didn’t have an audience, and this were a journal, would I write it down?
The answer this time: Yes.
It’s no secret that we’re trying to have another baby. And you guys have been the backbone and encouragement I’ve needed during this on again, off again roller-coaster ride that is motherhood.
So, yes. I want you to know that I’m waiting to pee on a stick.
And that, next to notifying family, you guys—my real life virtual friends—will be next in line to know what the results of that test are. It will be later on in the week before I get around to posting anything. But I’ll keep you posted.
Hope you guys are having a great week so far!
Here’s a little eye candy for you before I go…another shot from our Family Photo Shoot with Amy @ Simply B Photos. You can find some more of these pictures on my new Meet My Family page. I’ll do a big post with my favorite shots from our session later this week.