First of all, welcome to my new and improved blog! I was needing a change and wanted to feel inspired again. My blog started out as a place to go a little deeper than my YouTube channel. A place where I could share my thoughts on whatever was going on in my life at the time. Somehow along the way I neglected my blog and devoted all my time and energy to YouTube. I will continue to upload regularly on my channel, but I want to give more love to this special place too! I hope you all love the new look and design, and I hope you continue to come visit me over here as well!
When do you want another baby? The question I have recently been asked A LOT! I guess since the girls are now over 1 year old, people are wondering when we will expand our family even more. I have always wanted a big family. I come from a family of 6, so it's just what I know. Back when it was just me and Andrew I wanted to have three kids. That was always the plan. However, when we found out we were having twins everything kind of shifted. All of a sudden we would have two kids right off the bat. So, when I'm looking at a timeline of our life, it's almost like they are one child. They go to preschool at the same time, high school at the same time, move away at the same time...you get what I mean. *But can I clarify something. When EVERYONE says two for the price of one...let's be clear and realize that is far from reality. Of course it's double the joys, double the laughs, etc. but I do have two little babes. So even though it shortens my timeline of having kids, it's still double everything!
But since they will grow up together, I now want to have four kids. The thought of just having one more baby doesn't seem enough to me. And now I honestly feel like Andrew and I were meant to have four babies all along. Having twins has definitely made me realize that my plan is not God's plan. And when I try to plan my life, God laughs and is thinking 'just wait'!
When I think about spacing our next child out by two years, that seems way too soon. That would mean I'd have to get pregnant pretty soon. And even though it has been a whole year with the girls, I really just started to feel like I could take a breath. I just started to work out on a regular basis again. In the past, I was going on walks with the girls and doing random exercises every now and then. But once 2018 hit, I started running 2-3 times a week and doing yoga every morning before the girls wake up. I also add in some extra butt, leg or arm workouts while the girls are playing. My body is finally looking like it did pre-babies and it makes me so happy! So right now I really want to build muscle and have a moment to feel proud of getting my body back. Getting pregnant right now means I'd have to start all over again.
I also want to dedicate more time to work. I feel really inspired and motivated with my blog and YouTube lately and I don't want to let that pass by. I feel like this is a great time to really get my life together and put more focus into everything around me. Last year was completely all about the girls, for good reason! But because of that, I didn't give my friends, my family, or my health enough love and attention. I really want to get to a place where I really WANT another baby.
And lastly, I love savoring each moment with little Junie and ViVi right now! It's amazing how quickly they change and I love being able to devote all of my time to them. They are two little lights that make each and every day so completely special and meaningful. They provide me with endless amounts of motivation to be the best mom I can be. And since there are two of them, I really want to soak in each little milestone and give them their own attention (which they love!). Because when another baby comes it will all change.
I know a lot of you are either pregnant or new moms, so I'd love to know your thoughts on this topic. Do you feel pressured to have another baby soon? Or are you ready for your next child already? I know everyone is so different and it's always interesting to hear how others feel. Anyways, that's what has been running through my mind lately and thanks for listening! I hope you all enjoy my new blog and I can't wait to keep updating it! Have a great day!