B30DC - Day 2

The meaning behind my blog name - 

I am one of those (admittedly annoying) women who will come right out and say "I'd rather be pregnant" and really mean it!  I don't glow - although I feel all glowy inside - and even my first pregnancy wasn't without complications.  That didn't matter, I just loved it!  I embrace every day of morning sickness - and trust me, it is NOT easy when brushing your teeth and then promptly throwing up becomes a daily ritual -  I can live through the aches and pains and sleepless nights.  I guess I complain a little.  My husband might argue that, and say that I complain a lot, but I really remain positive the whole way through.  I actually FEEL better when I'm expecting.

After my first daughter was born, I was over the moon!  Like so many Moms, I didn't mind getting up with her at all hours, or holding her when she cried or changing the messiest, grossest diapers I'd ever seen.  I would do anything for her.  Then when the time came for me to go back to work - I just.... couldn't do it.  The thought of leaving her was tearing me apart, even Monday to Friday, 9 - 5.  I was calling around to different daycares, literally tearing up while on the phone with them.

One day, I was at a friend's wedding and got to talking to another friend of mine.  I told him how difficult leaving D was going to be for me, and he said "Kristin, you were like born to be a Mom."  He proceeded to tell me how great I am with kids, and when I mentioned wanting to open a home daycare, he spent a good 20 minutes convincing me to do it.  He was a little tipsy at the time (and having said that, so was I, lol) but I knew he was genuine.  And I took it seriously.  I went home and created a business plan the next day, crunching numbers and doing all of my research.  Later that fall, I opened my doors to 3 adorable kids who D grew to love!  Since then, I've been able to stay home with my daughter - which is a dream - and watch her learn and grow with her friends every day.

Being a parent is the most challenging and rewarding, but most importantly the most fulfilling thing I've ever done.  I would love nothing more than to have another child or two, to give D some siblings and be here for them they way I've tried to be here for her.  I really do feel like I was born to do this. :)



  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me! I am now following you as well. I look forward to reading!

  2. I so know that feeling...It kills me to leave mine for the weekend!!!! urgh!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...it means a lot :0)
    I totally enjoyed your blog today!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm returning the follow. :)

  4. This is so awesome that you opened a day care ! love it ! I love being pregnant too... I feel so good when i am too ! My body feels balanced with the hormones...We are so blessed as women to be able to experience this ! I really think you have a talent for it because this is super hard to have a day care ! i could never do it !
    Thank you for the follow, following you back :)


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