Here are 3 more questions you asked…and my answers.
Jenny asks: If you had to decide today, do you think you would have more children?
Sara asks: Do you have a desire to have a boy and if yes, do you think that affects your decision to have baby #3?
The answer is Yes. Yes, we plan to have more children. It’s a funny thing. When I was pregnant with our second daughter, we thought that perhaps two might be “it.” But something changed in my heart and in Tim’s heart shortly after her birth. At the exact same time, we both came to the conclusion that – yes – we do want more. How many more? I’m not quite sure. I guess we’ll take it one a time (although we’re leaning toward 3, maybe 4…).
RE: having a boy. If we have another girl, Tim and I will be overwhelmingly happy. If we have a boy, we will be the same. There is definitely a part of both of us that would love to experience parenting a boy, but parenting girls is pretty incredible too:
Becca asks: I’m curious if you listen to music while you run.
Up until this year, I ran to the “music” of my beating heart and my tennis shoes pounding the pavement…and there’s definitely something to be said for that. I pray. I think. I enjoy the silence and the whisperings of nature and my neighborhood.
Then, my brother-in-law gave me an ipod shuffle this past Christmas…and there’s definitely something to be said for running with music too. It’s motivating, energizing, and I think I run faster with music.
So…I usually listen to music when running solo (but not always). When I am running with Tim and/or the girls, we talk as we run.
Sara Greco asks: Have you ever considered a home birth?
As a matter of fact, I have been thinking about that a lot lately…and I most definitely will consider a home birth next time around. The concept appeals to me immensely, but there is much to consider (and we’d have to find the right midwife).
If we opt not to have a home birth, I feel confident and at peace about delivering at my local birth center. It is nothing short of amazing.
YOUR TURN: How many children do YOU want to have? Do YOU listen to music when you workout? Have you had a home birth…or would you consider it in the future?