Babies on the brain

27 05 2009

I blame Discovery Health Channel.

Anytime there is a show about babies, I get sucked in. Case in point: my guilty pleasure to watch is “I didn’t know I was Pregnant”. I don’t know what it is about this show that captures my attention, because its basically the same story over and over again. Yet I find myself glued to the TV anytime it’s on.

Same goes for Birth Day and Deliver Me. As someone who has said repeatedly “I don’t want children” I’m addicted. Maybe its the growing part of me that says “I actually DO want to have a baby”.

I’m getting married in a year and I know for certain my future husband wants to have kids. I just can’t figure out how I will ever be ready for a baby. I can’t figure out how anyone ever is.

The other thing I notice in these shows is these new moms have a lot of help and support from family members. All of my family is in Pittsburgh, and Chris’ closest relatives are his elderly grandparents that live an hour away by train. If Chris & I remain in Chicago, we will be on our own raising a child.

I don’t normally get this personal about my relationship, but I was interested in hearing other peoples’ thoughts on the matter. Is anyone really ready for a child? I know a lot of couples don’t have the help/support of their family, so do you think that should be a deciding factor in having a child?


How’d you spend your Easter?

13 04 2009

To sum mine up: 2 planes, 2 hours in the air, 3ish hours in the aiport, 5 hours with my family, and 1 big surprise.

I don’t know about you guys, but Easter is just another excuse for my family to throw a party. Naturally, I was disappointed when I was missing yet another family function because I live here in Chicago and they all live in Pittsburgh.

I miss the food, the gossip, and the all around chaos that comes with being around my family. I missed out on Christmas because I spent it with Chris’ family. So facing another holiday away from them (and even worse: by myself ) was really depressing.

Needless to say, after spending most of friday and saturday moping Chris bought me a plane ticket so I could spend the day with my family. He tried to convince me to leave Saturday night, but I was having dinner with Jamie and I didn’t want to miss out on that. I booked the first flight out and the last flight home.

The best part: no one except my brother knew I was coming in. My mom was utterly stunned. My family was ecstatic. I have video of their reactions, it’s awesome. I can’t wait to post the video.

So how was your Easter? Did you overindulge in the festive food and candy?