John's sister had a baby recently, and so we drove up to Helena, Montana to say hello and meet the little guy. Holding him stirred some sort of motherly instinct in me and made me want a little babe of my own. John, the husband, is pretty cute and fun, and he is my baby sweet cheeks, but still, lately I've been wanting more and more to have a real baby (you know the kind a woman carries in her womb for nine months). Every time I see a baby I think to myself, "Hey, I want one of those!" And then I really think about it and I wonder if I got pregnant tomorrow, would I really be ready to be a mother?
The only problem is that I'm the kind of person that gets stressed out easily. I'm almost positive that I couldn't handle having a baby and going to school. Working while going to school is hard enough, adding a baby to the mix might be lethal! Oh how I cherish my sleep... So I will get my degree and maybe find a real world job to help John get through his masters. And then we can think about popping out mini Johns and little Saras.
There is this other thing though–I have this deep desire to travel the world with John. I want to go out and do humanitarian work in Africa or South America. Doing that type of service is life changing. It brings peace and love to life that lasts; it strengthens relationships.
I think traveling might be addictive. Hello everyone, my name is sara and I'm a travel addict. It's like the more I travel, the more I want to travel. Once I see cool things in one exotic place, it makes me want to see another exotic place even more than before! In my short life I've had more opportunities to travel than most people get to in a long lifetime. Yet I have only seen a tiny fraction of what the world has to offer. There is so much to see! Travel is another thing that would be much harder to do with children.
Sometimes I wonder if this would be selfish of me, to put off having children so I can travel the world... It's something to think about. But I'm still young, and I have a lot of childbearing years ahead of me. So for now I'll worry about myself. I'll put up with my baby hungriness until I feel completely ready emotionally, physically, and financially to bring a new soul into the world.
Moving on, my new nephew is named Julius and he is absolutely adorable! A few more pictures: (See birth announcement I designed here)
Are you baby hungry now?