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Baby Madness?

Sexy Nerd and I drove up to Colorado recently to visit his family. While there, we looked forward to/dreaded meeting our brand-new niece, Aria.


Sexy Nerd and I have decided that our best strategy is to be on the "2 year plan" for having a baby. Technically, there are only 20 months left on our time line, but calling it anything shorter than 2 years freaks me out! There are just so many things to learn and prepare for before having a baby. I've already memorized Dr. Karp's 5 Techniques for calming babies and am currently reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (surprisingly, this book also offers insight into my own lifetime of poor sleep.) Really, it doesn't do you any good to read some life changing piece of advice for 5 month olds when your baby is 6 months, right? By then, you've already screwed them up, leaving them destined for a life of drugs, crime, and never moving out of the house!

Sexy Nerd and I agree that the 2 year plan is definitely the way to go. Key word *agree*. Somehow, after reviewing my photos from the weekend, I'm less convinced that we're on the same page.

Could Sexy Nerd look any freaking happier?!

As for yours truly, I decided to ham it up as soon as the camera was on.

Babies are SCARY!

 She's trying to win me over with her extreme cuteness, but I..Must...Resist

Problem? My completely serious, ham-free photos are even worse!

You can totally see the concern in her little eyes.

I don't remember making this face!!

Anyone else agree that a 3 year plan might be a better way to go?

Now that I have a post about babies, BlogHer is running more baby-focused ads on my blog. I'm doomed!


  1. Ha! Baby fever has struck! Scott went through this a bit ago for Baby #2. We had intended to get started after Wee 'Burb's first birthday but I just wasn't ready, so he's been all anxious about it since then.

  2. The best advice I can give you, as a mother of three, is that you will never be "ready" to have kids. We thought we were "ready" for our first child and nothing prepares you for the overwhelming emotion, love, responsibility, terror, uncertainty and joy these little bundles bring with them. Enjoy your couple time and have faith in yourself. Looking forward to meeting you at camp!

  3. You are too funny! I have been happily browsing your blog since I read your "Hello!" comment:)
    Looking forward to meeting you at Camp Blogaway!
    BTW, as a mother of three, I can tell you only that it does not matter what anybody tells you or what you read in books, the experience of having a baby is completely yours. You will feel as if you were the first and only woman ever to become pregnant and give birth. Enjoy the sense of being unique:) It is a pretty miraculous process:)
    I thought that I will never have kids, but at 25 or so, I started peeking into strollers and making stupid baby-faces, which shocked me and my friends. So, you'll know when you are ready:)
    Sorry for the rant!

  4. Yeah, there's nothing more obnoxious than kid-having people giving kidless people kid advice, but...what she said. Don't read the baby books now - you'll just forget everything and most of it will be wrong and the stuff you worried about won't happen and they'll pull totally new crap on you that you never even thought about. But they're seriously pretty amusing a lot of the time. And you already don't sleep much, so there's that. :) Besides, looking at Sexy Nerd in those pictures - dude, you're screwed.

  5. Ditto FamilySpice- You'll never be ready. Especially if you THINK you're ready- you'll learn after you've brough the baby home that you were infact not ready. Being prepared certainly helps but the best advice I've ever gotten is "Pretend you know what you're doing- the baby won't know the difference."

  6. Hey Lambie,
    give yourself a haven't had much experience holding a brand new baby, right!!! It comes with time and experience when you have yours you will be a natural...

  7. I have enjoyed hopping around your blog and reading everything. It is really nice to see someone so happy with their husband and looking forward to their first baby. I have three kids, so I know how you feel. I'm looking forward to meeting you at Camp. Lynne xo


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