I want to be extremely clear. I am definitely, absolutely not (!) hinting at all that we are having another baby.
Just to be clear, there is not another baby on the way. I promise.
At least not one that I am aware of…
But I do admit, that having been in our new house for 6 months (as of next week) and having been debt-free for over 2 years now (other than our mortgage), life in the new house has created an environment in which having another baby can now be… considered.
It’s now a conversation that takes place. There’s now logic behind the reasoning, in my mind.
It wasn’t a conversation before. It wasn’t practical, then. But now that our son is nearly 5 years-old, the thought of expanding our family, in a 4 bedroom house as compared to our 2 bedroom townhouse, sounds less intimidating. At this point, unless we had twins, we wouldn’t have 2 babies or 2 really young children at the same time.
Instead, we would have a Kindergartner and a newborn.
That thought doesn’t terrify me.
I’m sure I could expand more on the why, but for now, I simply want to usher in the subject by acknowledging the culture behind announcing a pregnancy over Facebook.
These days, even if you’re just simply a casual Facebook user, there is still a social expectation that you’re supposed to do some kind of clever “Facebook pregnancy announcement” for everyone.
I created the meme above to demonstrate what I mean.
So now that that sort of thing is the norm, I feel like it’s part of the process of considering having another child.
You have to decide the boy and the girl name.
You have to decide how you want to prepare the baby’s room.
And you have to decide how to make a Facebook announcement, which is sure to get at least 75% of your Facebook friends to “like”.
I should close by once again making it clear I have no official announcement to make here.
The future holds possibilities because of where we are at in life now; whereas before, we weren’t ready.
If there is any kind of announcement at all, that would be it.
Well, actually, publicly realizing I am open to having another child is a pretty big deal- to me, at least.