Grumpy but GREAT!

I have been a longtime follower of Janae over at Diaries of a Grumpy Grateful Mom for her pure honesty and great story telling which is her daily life as a Mom.  She has 4 beautiful children and honestly I have no idea how she manages and still has time to blog but I guess I’m finding that as a Mom, you just find a way to make things work. 

She kindly wrote a lil’ ditty for me to share with you until I am back which I hope to be back later this week.  Please enjoy and if you don’t already follow or read Grumpy’s blog, please start…. NOW. Enjoy!

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There is a battle going on at our house.   My husband has declared he's done having kids!  He hasn't made it finalized yet, (as far as I know) but he is ready to be out of the baby stage.

I, however, think we have just one more.  His response: "Have you seen our messy house lately?  Have you noticed how our children act?"  Point well taken.  But still!  I have compiled a list of very important issues he may not have considered.

7 Very Pressing Reasons to Have Just One More Precious Bundle

#7

I am obsessed with taking pregnancy tests!

My hobby brings me such joy.  And it's not too pricey if I stick with Dollar Tree brand.  I have even discovered there are others out there exactly like me, but my husband still thinks I'm crazy.  I vehemently disagree!  Still, I know it may be time to put this obsession to rest.

#6

I never really appreciated that my last baby was my last!

I need to have final sweet baby cuddles, coos, and crawls knowing this is it!  Then again, there's also the crying, endless diapers, and reflux.

#5

We're getting old.

I'm 35.  My husband is 39.  I don't want to wait too much longer.  Though currently I only have 1425 days until ALL of my kids are in school the ENTIRE day!  If I have another it will be at least an extra few years until we have the much anticipated "see you later" celebration.

#4

I have recently discovered I LOVE the name Greta.

And I never got to use it! But we'd probably have a boy instead, which I would want to name Rocco.  And!  My husband doesn't like that name, so there would be another disagreement.  Only he would be arguing with a pregnant woman.  It could get ugly. 

#3

We have all the stuff.

The crib, swing, baby clothes, blankets, boppy, bumbo, everything!  We'd only need some diapers and a few completely self-pay bills from the hospital, OB/GYN, anesthesiologist, pediatrician....hmmm.

#2

I may be motivated to get the house looking pristine.

I only need that nesting instinct to kick in.  Of course, it's never really kicked in before and I'll be too ill to clean even if it does.

  And most importantly,

My #1 Reason

I miss my chest!

  Just like my last newborn, I never really said goodbye.  Then again, I shrunk down even smaller after each child, so a fifth kid might finish me off.

Either way, I am so grateful that we've been blessed to have our four wonderful children, when I know many people struggle to have one.  Having a newborn can be hard, but it is such a beautiful gift. 

So, for now, I will focus on appreciating my anti-voluptuous figure and cherishing the children I have.

family picture

And a huge congratulations to Janette!  Little Rayne is adorable and enjoy your time with her while you have her home!!

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46 comments:

Singedwingangel said...

Bless your heart I stopped at 3 boys I cannot imagine having any more. My 3 can drive me insane.

Jessica said...

You and Janette are superwomen! I don't have any kids so one seems overwhelming to me haha!

Love the post!

RoryBore said...

I always felt like 4 was a good number... I stopped at 3, but that was mainly due to age, and some issues with the 3rd pregnancy. Hubby was happy at 2 -- but of course, we can't imagine life without little Zoo Zoo now. And even though I wanted 4, we feel complete. I am content = hubby is also content.
You might want to mention that point to your hubby. you know, happy wife = happy life :)

Natalie said...

Girl you are a brave soul! I am thinking I want 3 but hard to say that when I only have one LOL!

Greta @gfunkified said...

Well, I personally like #4 the best! ;)

I feel the same way, although I have been treating #4 like he's the last one....it just makes me sad to do that!

I am also addicted to pregnancy tests, and I also miss my chest (I'm nursing now and still not very big, so I do NOT want to deflate!!).

Whatever you finally agree on, I'm sure it'll be what's best for your family. Especially if you win the argument...er, "disagreement". :D

Sarah Kate said...

This is funny!!!! I can completely concur with #1. If I were to have another child, I am positive my chest would turn concave. On the plus side, I wouldn't need to wear a sportsbra to run. (Oh, who am I kidding. I don't even need one now.)

Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

Janae is so hilarious! I just love her!

Sandy
www.AsToldByMommy.blogspot.com

dottie said...

LOVE this!

So true and funny!! I think after my nightly crying on how uncomfortable I was and the back pain, my Husband was the first to tell the Doctor "were done" when asked. Ha, ha!

I miss my boobies too! They shrink to nothing!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL, it only took 3 kids to finish off my chest. You're holding strong there!

Renee said...

This is my first visit to your blog, thanks to Janette. I just started following Grumpy Grateful Mom and love it!

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Enjoy every second of it.

Janette, that you for saying your #1 reason for having another. I recently stopped pumping and miss my chest more than I could've ever imagined I would. It's not fair that they get smaller after the fact instead of going back to normal.

becca said...

you are blessed

Brandi said...

Oh girl, you crack me up! Although I can see where you would want all of those things, I actually don't really love the baby stage. I like it when they are about 6 months, start sitting up, playing and all those fun things. :)

I hope you get your way, if that's really what you want!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

So funny. That argument would not happen in our house. It is the other way around here. My husband wants more and I am willing, but not truly excited yet about a second :) Being a mommy is hard work. And I am happy with my one Princess. But she does need a playmate.

Congrats on the new baby and I hope that Janae gets her last baby, since she wants one this bad :)

Teri said...

I can totally agree on some of these points - except if I had another one I would have to buy ALL new stuff because everything has been sold, given away, or borrowed by other people. Great guest post!!

Jamie said...

I've got 4 myself, all 5 and under - and pretty much all of our pictures look just like the one you shared! I feel done but I also wouldn't NEVER have another. That's a weird place to be! I keep saying 5 wouldn't fit in my van so I can't!

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Vivian said...

Welcome to my world. Amor and I have been disagreeing on this topic for over a year now. Besides missing my chest, I'm also not getting any younger, I've saved everything from previous babies (hence my very messy garage), and I already have a name picked out. Wish that would mean we are actually prepared...

blueviolet said...

What is with that shrunken chest syndrome? That happened to me too, but it was offset by a 1/2 size foot growth each time too. It's just not fair.

You're not old though. At all!

Kiddothings said...

Really? Another one? Gosh, I really don't know how you do it. I always have thoughts of having more than 2 but then reality sets in and I tell myself 2 is definitely enough. And then, I miss my chest, like you and crave for another ;)

Mercy D'souza said...

Haha. So that is why my old bra size is no good any more.
We stopped at 3, mainly for health reasons (3 caesareans in 3 years), but also I just can't imagine being pregnant again. I thought I would love it...until it happened. :)

Emmy said...

Seriously why do babies do that?? Why do our chests get smaller than what they started, it is so not fair! Is it like nature's way of saying- well you already used these to attract your mate, and then feed your offspring, so no more for you! Cruel cruel joke

Kathy said...

I could relate to your wants!! If I could I would have another one, but at 45 and a person who had a hard time being pregant I closed the shop offically with a tubal ligation after #3 came our way!! And, I'm glad, becasue had I had the option I would have taken it!! I have found God has a way of making some of those decsions for us, I was postive I was done and was days away from a doctors apointment to get an IUD, my doctor had to return the IUD becasue my son must have known this was his last chance and he came. I'm thrilled!! I know you will be happy and grateful wether you stay a happy mom of 4 or 5!! Thanks for sharing your family!! And congratulaitons to Janette on the new baby!!

Diane said...

All this chest talk makes me depressed. Do implants cost the same as labor and delivery and prenatal etc???? That may be something to think about.

I think husbands have a lot to do with how many babies women have. I recently said, "I AM DONE! NO MORE!", we have 8. He laughed. He is sure there is one more and I can handle whatever. And I know he will win the argument. Just not yet. And eventually I will figure out how to handle it.

Tara said...

I have two, and did the same thing. I always thought we'd have three - so, no final baby cuddles, no final anything, but my little is 3 (next week) and we are done. We are going to travel at some point, and decorate the house, and I'm going to take the playroom back and get rid of all the baby crap and look forward to one day being a grandma. Oh, and I love the name Nora and would use that for my third girl. As much as love being a mom, I'm happy to think that I never will be pregnant (thank god) again, and I don't have to potty train again, and someday I won't have to pay for child care. I could go on and on.

Good luck on the argument - I'm sure ultimately, you'll come to a decision. :0)

Kate said...

Ha, we're having the same issue. My hubby says he is done at 2 and I'm not so sure. I'll have to use your arguments, I think he'll especially like the chest one. ;)

LeAnn said...

Oh my gosh this was a cute post. I LOL and smiled a lot. I have been there and done that!
Blessings to you and I hope you win the arguement.
Keep on enjoying the moments!

Liberty said...

I have 4 as well and sometimes I miss the baby phase... I don't miss the staying up all night though. I do miss the sweet baby smell but not changing diapers.

I agree that taking pregnancy tests is kinda fun... lol. Although I think I would yell things that are not appropriate for little ears if a test ever came out positive again.

I'm off to check out your blog!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

THis post made me laugh! I will take a third child, even a forth if it is our plan and I am still in the baby phase with number 2. I am in trouble,lol.

sarajo said...

So, even though we knew even before we started having kids, 7 was our number, when it came time to have number 5, my hubby brought up the same points. The cleaning was one of them. And my mental state was the other. Now, having had number 5, my house has been cleaner now then in the last 2 years. AND, I'm happier.

Now, when it's time for number 6, I might have a harder time fighting for her. (Cuz I better get another girl. 4 boys is enough!)

Congrats again Janette! She's a cutie!!

Kimberly said...

I have 3 and I'm already yearning for another. I know I'm not done. I need those baby cuddles and snuggles again.

Congratulations Janette!!

Mom of 12 said...

Oh have another one! After four, you hardly notice a difference anyway.
Sandy

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Aww you have a good argument.....however...........I can see your Hubby's point. In my house we're opposite. My husband doesn't care if we have more. I on the other hand am done and I'm dearth to do something about it. Just wish my husband was a big boy and would let them cut on him instead. GRRRR. Guess no need to argue and roll my eyes anymore on that.

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Hilarious as always! Hugs my friend! (I'm with you on the chest thing ... can I get concave even?)

Colleen said...

Fun blog, cute family.
And as usual you are talking my world, haha! I shrink after each too.....5 is our maybe number too, he's sure about four, however he said ok let's see how that goes before counting to 5 :)

Tatiana said...

I have one, and after the week I just had, I have a hard time thinking about number two. So you're like a rock star or something. Besides, I am terrified of having the National Geographic boob look after having more than two. You know, the one where they are so saggy that you can throw them over your shoulder? yeah that.

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

You're my hero! We just had #2 and I'm terrified of #3. But who can argue with a name like Greta or Rocco! I say go for it, it would provide you with a lot of excellent blog material :)

Am I Really Grown Up? said...

My husband and I had that conversation many times. It always ended up with me in tears that we have only one beautiful girl. But now... I'm so happy that we have only one. I wouldn't change it at all. I hope you and your husband will be on the same page soon:)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What great reasons! I would love one more, but that door closed right after JDaniel was born.

Jen said...

Oh how I can relate to this post!! Keep working on your husband. Mine only wanted 2...and we have our 4! Heehee ;)

Texas Type A Mom said...

I'm obsessed with POAS too! Pregnancy tests, ovulation tests, it doesn't matter! I've even taken a few tests since I've been pregnant since they were lying around.

Lourie said...

Oh I can't tell you how many pregnancy tests I took over the years. Never thought to go to the dollar tree. Could have saved me a bundle. Haha. I am glad to be done. No more butt wiping, potty training, and shopping around nap schedules...in fact I shop when I want. Lots to consider. :) But you know best. You can also borrow babies and give them back when they smell funny. haha.

Jessica said...

I'm not sure this list of reasons will be enough to get your husband to agree with your plan but it's always worth a shot.

Shannon Milholland said...

lol - all great reasons to have another methinks...especially #7. Mine got smaller with each of my four as well...

Optimistic Mom said...

Your list made me smile. I don't how you do it with more than one child (like me). You are superwoman! And who knows, maybe your husband will give in. ;)

Ruth said...

Oh, I agree with Mom of 12! Have another one, because after 4 it doesn't really matter how many you have... it's all the same crazy. And I think it even gets easier! Really! AFTER the brand newborn stage...

The whole missing boobies thing cracked me UP! This totally happens to me after every baby. I get HUGE, and then I shrink to even smaller than pre-baby, with stretch marks to grace my deflated chest. I just never though about this happening to A LOT of mommies!

Liesel said...

That is a tough argument since there is no compromise. It took me a year to convince DH to have #3. But, then we were both definitely done. Just have him pray about it. I think God usually says yes to more babies. Yes, it doesn't seem fair the breasts go smaller, yet everything else stays bigger...hmmm...

 
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