Baby Cravings

I should begin by saying we are NOT pregnant, nor are we trying to get pregnant. If we did, that would be great, but we are not trying or even “seeing what happens” right now. That being said, I have had some baby cravings. Maybe it’s because I get to see lots of really cute little babies each day being pushed through the hallways in a bye-bye buggy. Maybe it’s because I look forward to being a stay-at-home mom someday. Maybe it’s because I’m a girl who has always wanted a big family, and I just have fun thinking about it. It could be because we have some friends who are trying, and it’s fun to dream about kids after hearing their plans. Or maybe I just enjoy imagining how I would decorate the room. Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s the main cause right now.

Typically, I think through different things like how much I like sleep, a second income, and how much work a baby is, and I snap out of it. =) But every now and then, I find myself online looking up crib bedding sets, and asking myself if I’m a crazy person because I actually have a favorite that I found two months ago and still remember. Just in case you’re curious, this crib bedding set has had my attention for a while. It’s about 1,000 times more girly than I EVER thought I would go, but here I am, admitting that I’m turing into a girly-girl-mama-wanna-be-but-not-really. And for a boy? How cute is this? I also love this nautical one, that seems a little more grown-up to me.

Alright, now that I’ve got the girls ooh-ing and aww-ing and the boys feeling sorry for Tom, I’ll move on to one more revelation (ok, it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s still a revelation for me, as it requires breaking away from something I’d wanted for years). I always thought that I wanted a nursery to be green with pink accents for a girl and blue acents for a boy. But when we went to visit a house recently, the mom had done her baby girl’s room in the CUTEST way. And it was pink. And I love it. What am I saying?!?

Lisa, my sister-in-law, has done seriously GREAT rooms for my nephew and nieces. And that includes a fishing themed room and a pink room. But I just never thought of doing that myself, as someone who enjoys pink but has never had the obsession with it that some girls do. In fact, I hated pink until I was in high school, where I experienced more of a mild aversion. After a year in Gamma Phi Beta, I was brainwashed into liking it, and I’m glad because that’s one more color option for clothes. =) But I never thought I’d have any part of my house in that color, and here I am dreaming about a pink room for a little girl who will have no chance (at least, I imagine she won’t) but to be a “froo-froo”  girly-girl. (I have to quote “froo-froo” because it is April Young’s favorite expression of all things too girly to be good. =) Like poodles with that prissy hair cut, ugh.) And I love brown with blue, brown with green, brown with pink….I’m seeing brown emerge as a possible accent color. Though I do love pink and black too.

And all the while, some logical part of my brain (Tom’s not aware that I have this part) is screaming, “GET A GRIP, WOMAN. You have no children yet. CHILL OUT.” Is this what it feels like when your biological clock starts ticking? Poor, poor Tom. He has to deal with this insanity every so many weeks. Surely I’m not the only girl who’s gone through something like a “baby craving?” Oh well, we’ve got two babies. And that’s enough for now. *grin*


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