Tuesday, March 30, 2010


"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."
— Marilyn Jager Adams

I love books and book fair this week has me looking at all the baby books! No baby yet, but still wanting to start a collection. Reading to a child is so important to their development and I would love to have tons of books for the child we will have one day. When we have a child our money will be spent on diapers so building a collection of books is important before we have to change diapers. :-) Scott came to school this morning and went to the book fair with me. It makes me smile when he started talking about getting seasonal books so that our child can have a little collection during each holiday/season. Too CUTE! He has listened to me a lot and knows my heart. I am not completely obsessed about babies, but enjoy preparing! Scott and I are planners and preparers . . . we enjoy it so much. I guess that is something we like to control . . . lol!

Great quotes . . .

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different."
— Steven Pinker

"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today."
— Gabriela Mistral

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Information overload!

I have been reading books, websites, and blogs on how to get pregnant . . . so much information is out there! Can you believe they tell how you can choose the sex of your baby by the date (of ovulation cycle), moon phase, and position! I am leaving that all up to God! So, I won't be looking out at the moon to help me decide when to try! CRAZY! When did this get so complicated! We just want to have a baby . . . boy or girl! We have wanted children our entire married life of 6 years, but have prayed that God would open that door of our heart when He was ready. Now God has given us that desire and for the past few months I have went back and forth asking myself, take the pill don't take the pill? So, after the battle Scott and I just looked at each other and said, it is time! So, ever sense then I have been looking up and reading everything I can get my hands on. Milk is now organic, almost off of caffeine (whew, that was rough. . . I love me some Diet Coke!), Veg. fed chicken eggs, and taking folic acid. What you read can change you! I am trying to not eat or drink anything that is injected with hormones or sprayed with chemicals. Getting the body ready!

Friday, March 26, 2010

That is right . . . baby fever!

Well, it is a little beyond a fever, but Scott and I have been using that statement for a while now! We are wanting to start a family and have started the process! :) So we are letting the world know. I have gone back and forth . . . should I start a blog about trying to get pregnant or should I just keep quiet??? Didn't know what to do, but feel that writing this blog might just keep me encouraged. You never know how this is going to all work out . . . God is in control and I am His! Here we go! Going to share information, but nothing too personal! The journey starts . . .