Saturday, August 08, 2009

I don't want to be Pregnant!!!

Four years ago today, I can tell you that I was more than ready to NOT be pregnant!  Being pregnant in Arkansas during the summer was a nightmare.  It was hot and I was miserable.  I was ready to carry my baby in my arms and not by belly.  I couldn't wait to see that precious face.  Brien and I had still not decided on a name for this baby boy.  I wanted Tyler Matthew and he wanted Matthew Tyler.

I remember the worry of bringing home another baby into our household.  Would I be able to handle the stress of two children?  I have been raising a girl for the last three years, how would it be raising a boy?  Am I really cut out for this Mommy stuff?!  All of these questions were running through my mind.  Okay, I know it was a bit late to be thinking of this, right?  But, instead of getting precious sleep the night before I was to be at the hospital at 5:30 to begin the induction of my second child I was lying in bed with these sort of questions running through my mind.

Obviously everything turned out okay and although raising a boy is quite different than a girl, the differences have their pros and cons but I would not have it any other way!  I love my little man.  He gives the greatest hugs and kisses.  He loves his mommy "way far top of the moon and back".  I cannot imagine our family without him!

Tomorrow we will celebrate Tyler's 4th birthday with family and close friends.  We're having a back yard pool party with a Transformer's Revenge of the Fallen Theme.  We're all looking forward to it.  Tyler's got some great surprises in store.  He's going to be super excited when he receives his gifts!  For today, I'm busy with party prep.  House cleaning, laundry, last minute shopping (for food, etc), setting up tables and chairs in the back yard, making treat boxes, sacking up gifts, and I'm sure there are many more things that will pop up and cause me much stress between now and tomorrow. 

In the meantime I hope your day is grand and that you'll stop by tomorrow and wish Tyler a very happy 4th Birthday!  :)

10 comments, add yours here:

Twisted Cinderella said...

Happy Birthday Tyler! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Kim said...

First off...when I saw the title of this post over on Facebook I started to wonder in a completely different direction. Thought you were pregnant again. :) LOL

Don't let those little things cause too much stress. Have a great time.

star8278 said...

Happy birthday to the little man!!! Can't wait for pictures. Do shove some cake at him for us, k?

Lois Grebowski said...

Happy birthday Tyler... Enjoy some cake!!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

happy birthday tyler! i know you'll have lots of fun and a big 'ole cake!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Patois said...

Happy happy happy to you all.

And your tweet? Scary enough to make me think you were knocked up again!

Millennium Housewife said...

Sounds great! If you ever want to throw me a transformer party complete with a pool, I wouldn't mind a bit. Feel free!

carol g said...

Happy Birthday, Tyler.
Isn't it amazing how quickly time flies when you're having fun?

Travis said...

Happy Birthday Little Man!

Desert Songbird said...

I gave birth to my son at he beginning of June in 1999, and I remember that I was pretty miserable, too. Like you, everything turned out fine. I hope your little man had a great birthday party!