Our Baby Maker

The two week wait is boring.  I don’t have a lot to report.  I did try something out while waiting though.

Anyone who wants to have a baby or is already pregnant wonders what their little one will look like.  I am not alone.  So I tried Our Baby Maker out.  It was kind of fun. You just upload a picture of mom and one of dad.  Then you can choose how much the baby will look like the other parent.

This first one is one that looks like us equally.


Pretty ugly.  I know.  If we’re going to have kids this ugly, I may have to rethink the whole trying to conceive thing.


This next one is supposed to look more like K.

I laughed out loud when I made this one.  I don’t think anyone could make a baby that hideous.

This one is supposed to look more like me.

This just proves that any baby I have is going to be adorable.  Yeah the eyes are kind of wonky and it looks slightly possessed. It is a far sight better than the previous two.  I just noticed that they all look like they have a lazy eye.

I don’t know if I reccomend this website.  It had me download a toolbar but they had an easy to find link to uninstall it.  I haven’t noticed anything weird with my computer but you never know with stuff like this.

It was okay for laughs.  I know any kid we actually have won’t look deformed like this.

I’m testing in two days.  Not to sure what to think.  At this point, it could go either way.  Keep you fingers crossed that this is our big fat positive.




I Want

One of my clients is a wonderful lady. Over the last year, I have gotten to know about her family through the stories she tells about her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Today she was telling me about her granddaughter Patti,who has a store online and knits baby hats. I found her by doing a little search on Etsy. They are these funky little hats and I so want some if I ever have a baby for newborn photos.

Here’s a few of them.

I want one so bad. I’m thinking about buying one just in case.

Check out her store here.

Don’t forget to check out the story on her profile.

I hope this isn’t saying too much but she’s currently expecting and on bed rest so order a hat or two so she can stave off boredom. I’m really pulling for her and hope she has a very happy and healthy pregnancy.

Now get off here and check her out.

When waiting isn’t in our husbands best interests


That adorable little girl is my niece, Natalie. She’s four now; this picture’s about 2 years old. She is the most adorable little girl who has the funniest facial expressions.

Last night, K and I went to her house for dinner. Her parents are my older brother, Dennis, and his wife, Heidi. We had a good time talking and laughing. Plus grilled chicken and sweet corn on the cob for supper. Yum!

My brother is 38 and Heidi is 25. That’s quite an age difference. Of course the subject of having babies came up. I know Heidi would like to wait a few years before trying for another but they are trying now. My brother doesn’t want to be an old man with young kids. He’d like to be around when they graduate, get married and have babies of their own. So Heidi defers to his wishes when it comes to planning the timing of their second.

We kind of have the same situation at our house. Because we knew there would be problems conceiving, we started trying six months after dating. K was 36 and I was 26 at the time. I think the idea was to have two before he turned 42. Now, after four years of trying, I am 31 and he’s 40. I want to take a break, work on my education and a career so we could be on better financial footing when we have a baby.

That would take about four years though. K doesn’t want to be an old man and with the struggles we have conceiving, he could be fifty before we’d have a baby. He wants to play with his kids, teach them to hunt and fish and not need a walker to go to his children’s high school graduation. So we continue trying because we have a timeline.

The only reason I’ve been thinking about this lately is because so many people keep telling me I have years to have a baby. I may have a good nine or ten years but my husband doesn’t. Well, physically he has ages but is that fair to a child? Frick and Frack’s grandfather married a woman who is the same age as their mother. They have a seven year old daughter together. He will be 82 when she graduates high school, if he’s even alive by then. My brother and K don’t want to be in that situation.

So, when there is a gap in ages, sometimes your idea of when the right timing for a child has to be adjusted to fit your spouse’s schedule instead of your own.