Oh man! So the big exciting news… I got knocked up, haha! It was not exactly planned but what would the world be without surprises? I was initially absolutely terrified, for a lot of reasons. I mean, jeeze, do you know how many changes will happen over the next year for me, not to mention all of those years that follow! I’ve already had a couple years of pretty big changes, I was looking forward to a chill and uneventful year, now, there is so much to learn. Right now I fluctuate between completely overwhelmed to excited and back to terrified. Mostly I am just tired though, like completely wiped out! All. The. Time. And oh-so nauseous all day long. I am not a very good eater as it is, I never have been, getting food down now is ten times harder though. The cool part, or at least the part I would think would be cool, I smell EVERYTHING, it’s like a super power. In actuality though, it’s not that cool, most things totally stink! When I go into big crowds I can smell everyone, what they have eaten and been into. So this is a kick off to this next big adventure of mine and a welcome along for the journey if you feel so inclined to follow along. Just how does baby fit in a tiny house??
The soon to be grandparents are pretty excited, it is the very first grand-baby for my mom and dad. Also surprisingly, because really we are all old enough to have many a kid by now, it is the first great grand baby on my mom’s side. It will be a few for the other side, James has a few nieces and nephews as it is and it has recently been told that his brother and sister-in-law are trying for a second so I am hoping there will be a cousin close by, that would be pretty cool! Go Jules and Jesse! 🙂
The funniest parts about this are:
- I have never even held a baby before in my entire life, I’m nearly 30… not to mention change a diaper, feedings, anything kid related, I always babysat when I was younger for extra money but I required the kid to basically be self sufficient before doing so… poor kid will have to learn with me.
- I JUST got a great dane puppy… I live in a tiny house, now I’m adding a roommate?? (and yes, I am staying put in the tiny house).
- It’s fairly high odds I will have twins, it runs ramped in both sides of my family and my age is questionable. I have a gut feel that it is not twins but I will be especially excited to learn that it isn’t. Unless it is, then I think I may have to re-evaluate a bit…
So, the things that are staying the same, I still fully intend on living in my tiny house, it’s odd to some who expect me to just bail ship now that other parts of life are kicking in. I mean kids are a lot of people’s reason for not living smaller but my thoughts is that babies don’t really do a whole bunch but eat and sleep and poop, I am pretty sure they can do that anywhere for at least a couple of years. I think the last thing I need is to sign up for another bill, be it a mortgage or rent. I think I have actually built a pretty perfect situation for this! Second, I am NOT getting married… that is the number two question, if I am going to ‘make an honest man out of James’. That is not in the cards, I have been there and done that, I have no desire to make some rash decisions. Third, I will continue working my day job as long as I am able to, my amazing boss helped out a ton by renewing my insurance which I was going to let lapse because it is about double what it was before (it was already ridiculously priced). Obama care is sure hurting small businesses OR leaving them little choice but to hang their employees out to dry, that is my personal take after doing my research but this is probably not the best venue to discuss that in. I was really glad I got this surprise a couple weeks before I let my insurance lapse… that could have been pretty bad.
I DO intend on monetizing this blog a little more, please Do NOT feel obligated to contribute at all if you don’t find value in what I decide to do and I hope this doesn’t turn anyone away. Since I have more expenses coming up and some time off of work that I will have to make up for, it’s made this a great time to start exploring that option and to get those floor plans available for download as well as a couple other things I have thought of that would be helpful to someone just getting into tiny houses. I will be having some information for download relatively soon. I will work out the details as I go there but I think the plan is still to have them be a donation based ‘fee’ so you can pay for the value you get from the material.
I do believe that Denny will be a big help in this whole thing, I am pretty stoked that I got him when I did otherwise I probably never would have coughed up the money for him. He loves kiddos and will be past a good portion of the dopey puppy stage by the time baby gets here and I think he will be he most excellent family protector!
So, this weekend mom and I went shopping for fabric, the tradition is to make a baby quilt. She is pretty excited and that makes me pretty excited, I think my brother may even get in on the action (both of my brothers are pretty stoked to be uncles!). So we were going through ideas and settled on a jungle animal quilt. I had no idea at that point that this was the ‘in’ theme… I feel so trendy! Seriously, after a trip to Babies’R Us everything is just a variation of jungle baby animals, baseball jungle, music jungle, pastel jungle… and on and on and on. No baby will have a quilt as awesome as mine though!
I am going to draw some baby animals, we picked out some fabric and will put it together. We are going to make the ears and tongues and or tails etc. tags so that baby can play with them and it can be used as a play pad too. Here are some pictures of where we are, more updates to come: