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Friday, March 9, 2012

Life with and without Kids

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So I have been thinking and talking to Daniel and my friends lately about this topic. I thought it would be interesting to talk about on my blog. We had Olivia a month after we had been married 2 years. 2 years is not that long. Olivia was a surprise. Our original plans were to get pregnant maybe 3-4 years down the road in our marriage when we were done with school...everyones plan right?  Luckily, she changed our plans otherwise we wouldn't have known such happiness and pretty sure we wouldn't have had Harrison right off the bat either.

But before we had kids, I can't even remember our lives.  I mean, I can remember vacations, bad days, and blurry days at work, but the actual routine of waking up, eating, driving to work and school have been erased.  I don't remember my thoughts or what I worried that much about.  I don't even know what I spent my money on or why my house was ever messy.  Even why the laundry never got done! It was just to the two of us.  Isn't it funny how one small human being can totally change that all.  And even change our plans for the future by us wanting to have another one so soon after.  Just my thoughts at the moment and I am incredibly blessed that our "plans" never worked out.

13 comments:

  1. What a great way to see it! So many people are so resentful about the things they missed out on earlier in life.

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  2. haha my husband and I were talking about this not too log ago and our baby is only 3 months old! It's incredible how much our kids change our life, and for the better! :D

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  3. You are awesome Diana! Love this post. I'm sure you're like the coolest mom ever. And kids do change everything.

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  4. ah, life... it's funny that way isn't it? i cannot even begin to remember our life that well before kids. and we waited almost four years! i wouldn't change it though – not for a minute! sure, it gets uber-crazy with two little ones, but man, i love it. and your kids? have to be two of the cutest i've seen!

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  5. We don't have any kids yet, but I was just talking about this the other day! Our house is always messy and we never do our laundry...and I was saying if we live like this now how is it going to be when we have kids? My life is rather boring right now, so I know I'll look back on this time and be like WHAT did I do all day?! Haha

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  6. love this. i feel the same way ...

    i have been loving your posts recently! love your family pictures ... darling! and your kiddos are so cute! love your new haircut too!:)

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  7. I can't imagine how different life must be with kids - life is way different with dogs, I can only imagine having humans to care for.

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  8. We waited 12 years to have a baby, and I remember life without vividly. Sometimes I miss it. Like at the crack of dawn when I'd like to sleep more than five hours total. Or on Saturday nights when we used to have our dates. But mostly I do not miss it. We are a strong family unit, and we still do most everything we did before baby girl was born (except the sleeping and dates).

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  9. I can't imagine my life without D! I loved my life before but it is more complete now!

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  10. I can't imagine my life without D! I loved my life before but it is more complete now!

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  11. that is all so true! oh man.... seriously what was life like before kids?? i took it all for granted, haha. i love my son and he brings me such happiness. i don't even know what i'd do with my time without him. though sometimes i would like to try... ha. i feel like i became more organized and clean since having a kid though haha. thankfully :) gotta love those babies!!

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  12. Been there, done that and so totally and completely agree!

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  13. Life is definitely busier in different ways but I have learned sooo much in the journey. Life is richer, more meaningful as a family unit. My heart goes out to so many who want all this and have to wait.

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