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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by NH Homesteader, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Mar 19, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Almost Self-Reliant

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    Let me tell you a little story. Way back in the granola years, hubby and I planned our first pregnancy. All went well. But, that little boy was a little monster. High strung, strong willed, what one might consider to be a very difficult child. So much so, that DH decided that one child was all we could handle. (Our pre marriage, and after marriage plans had always been to have 2 children). So... While I desperately wanted an other baby, that plan was nixed. I would not push for that second pregnancy b/c IMO to have an other child when DH was not on board with the game plan was not a road I was willing to travel. So... I prayed about it. I asked God to handle the issue. I asked Him to:

    A: Take away my yearning for an other baby.

    OR

    B: Change hubby's mind.

    Before a single month had passed, I was feeling all of the signs of early pregnancy. I told DH, and we did the home pregnancy test. I was shell shocked to see a positive test. Our monster child was only 15 months old. I went back, and spoke with God. "Hey, God... This is not exactly what I was looking for! Even if we did decide to get pregnant, we'd wait a reasonable length of time. Perhaps 4 years would be good, certainly not less than 3. God, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING???" God just laughed. My God has an incredible sense of humor. Yep. You could say that second pregnancy was "an accident". But, with God, there are NO ACCIDENTS! He has a plan for you, and a plan for your baby. (BTW, OUR baby #2 was the easiest baby to carry, to give birth to, and to raise... until the teen years. God blessed us in a mighty way.)

    SO, CONGRATS ON YOUR DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SURPRISE!
     
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  2. Mar 20, 2019
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Thanks everyone! DH doesn't care though, we are happy either way. Part of me wants a boy but would be easier to have another girl. And cheaper, I wouldn't have to buy much! Lol

    I had my blood drawn for my gestational diabetes screening today. Because I had it last time they check early. Awaiting results but I'm fairly confident I failed again :(

    DD1 was an easy baby but is not an easy child. Strong willed as they come and SMART! But lovely most of the time. So far DD2 is more active but more easygoing than her. DH is an ADHD redhead and I'm afraid of what his son would be like lol!!
     
  3. Mar 20, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Almost Self-Reliant

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    You need a boy. I once heard it said: God gives us girls to make us proud, and boys to keep us humble. I once had a neighbor who had 2 prim and proper little girls. When I baby sat for those girls, I was in total awe about what little ladies they were. In the mean time, my son was... well... a boy. Nothing proper about him!

    She once stood on my front step, looking down towards the garden where my son and a buddy were playing. It was high mud season. The time of the year when the water table is just below the surface of the ground. The ground freezes every night. Then, it usually thaws by mid day. The boys were having a great time pulling corn stalks. The root balls of those stalks would provide so much resistance that when they finally let loose, the boy on the other end may land on his butt in the mud. The stalk would finally come free with a massive ball of mud, and an audible "SLURP". Then... the boys would hang onto the top of the stalks, and spin around until the mud balls were airborne, then release to let them go flying. It didn't take the boys very long before they were as muddy as their corny mud balls.

    She was pregnant with her third child. She stood there, with her mouth agape, watching the spectacle before her. She then looked at me, and shook her head. The only statement she could come up with: "Boys are different, aren't they?"

    Yep. You NEED a boy.

    I can tell you that I was delighted when her #3 child was a boy!!!
     
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  4. Mar 20, 2019
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    I know some girls like that... lol! But yes, we have friends with boys and we're always shaking our heads at how wild they are. I feel badly for boys who are forced to be so un-boyish for hours and hours at public school.

    DH is painting! Woohoo!
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    It is so hard on them...at least it was on my son. Geeze, he needed time to be outside tearing stuff up, lol!
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    Agreed. Boys get the short end of the stick in the school arena. They need to be DOING. For that matter, girls also need that.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2019
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yes, very true. I love homeschooling! Public school... bleh!

    DH is cruising along on the kitchen, he washed our cars, we went shopping and got, among other things, paint for the living room :) I had been feeling better the past few days but today I feel like crud again. Ah well, won't last forever.
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2019
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    Morning sickness? Hope it will pass soon! :hugs
     
  9. Mar 20, 2019
    NH Homesteader

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    That name is so inaccurate lol. I actually feel best first in the morning. Then sick aaaalllll day long... but it's getting better. Thanks :)
     
  10. Mar 20, 2019
    sumi

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    I know! I had all day sickness :rolleyes: Right until he was born. The doctor praised me for not gaining a lot of weight during pregnancy lol I just looked at him like if only you knew why!
     

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