I’ve talked about it a little already, but I would like to make a few things clear.
I am not pregnant.
I am not trying to get pregnant.
I don’t ever want anything to do with pregnancy ever again.
With that said, I would love to have another baby. Just not my own biological baby. I would adopt a fresh baby in a heartbeat, but we lack the proper funds for that, and older kids are out of the question because Mabel is too young. I don’t mean this in a harsh way, but I’m not trying to fuck up my own child to save yours. Nearly every kid over the age of 3 that I saw on the DHS website said that they could not be adopted into homes with young children anyway.
After talking with Trent, we decided that our best option would be becoming foster parents. Here in Arkansas, and I’m sure everywhere else, you can chose the age group you are willing to foster. Ours would be 0-23 months. That way I can cure this baby fever and there won’t be any conflicts with Mabel.
We’re going to give it a year of serious thought before we run out to sign up, but yeah, that’s pretty much our plan. We’re really excited about it, too.
God, I hope not. While I would love to have another kid someday, I just don’t think I have the patience for it right now. I think I would be a little too much like Betty Draper if I tried to wrangle another baby at this point in my life. Plus, we currently lack the appropriate funds.
I'm curious about the wedding! Who popped the question? What kind of wedding are you planning? What will Mabel wear? I am also curious if there will be a Katie + Trent v 2.0?
Marriage is an idea we’ve been tossing around since we started dating. The only reason it has taken us so long is we really don’t see the difference between being married and what we already have.
We’re getting married in Austin in March at the Chapel Dulcinea (it’s free!) because Trent’s best friend and best man already lives there. The only other people that are coming are two other couples, Katie (my maid of honor/hair stylist) and her husband Steven (wedding officiant), and my friend Jessica (photographer) and her husband (videographer). Yay for talented friends!
After a few days in Austin we’re heading over to Marfa for our honeymoon.
Mabel is staying with my mom for the week, and as for another kid that will be a long way down the road. I would like to adopt so we’ve got to start saving our pennies because that shit is expensive.
For the next three months I’m going to be working hard on starting up a non-profit etsy store, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My goal is to have it up and running by January 1, 2012.
The idea is to fill tote bags with handmade items for children receiving treatment at the hospital. Just little things to help them feel a little more comfortable while they’re away from home, like knitted hats, crayons, stickers, bubbles, small puzzles, etc…
I’ll probably set it up to allow people to purchase individual items for donation, prices ranging from $1-$15, or let them donate an entire tote bag, for $35.
I also want to get Mabel involved so I’m setting up a section of the store to sell her artwork (I use that term loosely), with all the money earned going to the hospital.
If you would like to donate a handmade item or if you have a child that would like to donate a work of art, please send me a message. I would love any and all help in getting this started!
To learn more about the hospital and the awesome work they do, visit the website.