Thursday, March 26, 2009

Call Me "Old Fashion"

I am so excited that we can finally talk to everyone about our little one. Keeping it a secret for those 2 weeks was so hard when you want to tell the whole world! But now that it is out and we have been discussing things with everyone...I am finding that I am a little "Old Fashion" in some of the things I want.

One thing that I am SO excited about is that Zach and I decided to wait until our baby's birthday to find out if it is a Boy or a Girl. I have gotten mixed reactions on this, but we have really thought the decision through. One reaction was..."I hope you like yellow." I definitely thought of this because if we have a shower for the baby...the guests won't know the sex. Then I thought about how many things that are essential for the baby that have nothing to do with gender...stroller, car seat, diapers, wipes, bottles, lotions, and the list goes on and on. My close family friend also reminded me that in their day when you couldn't find out the sex, you would get everything that was most important for the baby at the showers and then when people visited after the birth, they would bring clothes. I thought that was a good point. Now with bedding....you all know how much I love decorating! So, before the baby is born, I of course will pick out the bedding for each sex and then once the baby is born....I have amazing sisters that can run out and pick the bedding up before we get home :) But overall, the reactions have been..."That is so cool...no one does that these days!" My favorite reaction was from Kimberly. She asked if she could come with us to the ultrasound so she could know....Cracks me up!

Another thing that I am big on is not planning out the birth. I feel that if I make specific plans that if anything goes wrong or different that I will be disappointed. I really don't want to feel like this so plans are not being made. I would love to have the baby naturally...but I also have never gone through this and might be completely crazy for thinking this way. The one thing that I have been told though about having a baby naturally is that the recovery is so much easier....which I love the thought of. But we will see in 8 months.

Another reason I could be called "Old Fashion" is that nothing would make me happier than to be home with our baby to raise it from Day 1! I know that some people's situations don't allow this and I was scared that ours wasn't either. But the situation we are in at this time will allow me to stay home and it thrills me. God is good and so are my parents. At Zach's new job, their purpose for hiring him is to train him to grow Bentgrass and learn the Canongate way and then in 15 to 18 months, move him into a Superintendent's position at another course they own. That means that we don't know exactly where we will be after his advancement...which also means that we can't even think about buying a house until then. Because of this, we will be staying with my parents and we are going to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Some of you may think the thought of living with your parents again would be crazy.....but for us it is a huge blessing. Because we will not have to spend our money on housing right now, I will be able to stay home. I am looking for a part time job in the area to make a little bit extra to save....but as we all know too....jobs right now are kind of scarce. But it would be nice.

So if you want.....you can call me "Old Fashion" :)

3 comments:

And they call it puppy love said...

I KNOW I am very impatient!

kimberly t. bowling said...

Congratulations!! Wow, the Phillips genes are so fertile! I think this is all wonderful news and certainly all in God's timing...the man who has the REAL plan.

We never found out what we were having with any of our 3 until there arrival and first breath into the world.....and it was SO MUCH FUN!! I love that you are waiting for the big suprise! And concerning your being able to stay home with your precious one....I wouldn't call you "old fashion"....I'd say you were one smart cookie! My prayers are with you for a healthy pregnancy.

Life throws you surprises! said...

I will be happy to do whatever and be there for you however you want. I'd love to do more than you probably even need. You know I "brainwash" my kids with the fact that they will have me there for everything :)
You know my situation 2 with epiderals and two without. Without is so much better. If things get really bad there is an awesome IV drug that will relax you and still allow you to be in control. Once they gave it to me with Ally, I had her in 20mins. If I was to have another one I would totally opt for this drug if I could get it. I could go on and on...:)