Okay, guys, here are the answers to your questions! Several of you asked similar things, so I tried to meld those together. If y’all have any more questions, feel free to leave them in comments, and I’ll answer them in part two.
I love Knox’s name, where did you get it?
Thank you! Trevor and I both wanted Knox to have a more unique/ different name. My name is super common, and I have despised it since the first day of Kindergarten when my teacher tried to nickname me “Jessie” to differentiate between the other Jessica and me. It didn’t go over well. Trevor also LOVES having a name that not many people have, so it felt right to name our son something uncommon. I scoured endless name Web sites, made lists , checked the Social Security Web site to make sure my faves weren’t anywhere near the Top 100 names and took my favorites home for Trevor to judge. Knox was the one name we both loved right away. It was a fairly simple decision. His middle name “Compton” is a family name and we knew from early on it would belong to him. ?
How many children do you want (or do you want any more)? If you do want more how do you plan to space them out?
First off, we feel incredibly blessed to have Knox, considering we were originally told IVF was our only shot at getting pregnant. If possible, we would certainly love to have more children, but we have agreed to take no extraordinary measures to get pregnant, again (ie: no IVF, maybe a few IUIs). We differ on how many kids we would ideally choose to have. Trevor would be fine with one because he was an only child and loved his own childhood, but he says two would be good for him. I would love four or more. Ideally, if it were up to me and work, finances and IF weren’t an issue, I’d get pregnant again when Knox was two and have a kid every two years until we were “done.”
If you could trade places with any character from a book, who would you pick and why?
If you asked me this ten years ago, I’d have said “Scarlett O’Hara” with no questions asked. However, I have to say that now, I’d say Bella from “Twilight” or Claire from “Outlander.” Namely because of Edward Cullen and Jamie Fraser. Plus, in the case for Bella, vampires are hot and can do cool stuff, ha ha.
How many diapers do you have for Knox? What is your wash routine?
Knox has 25 diapers. I will probably be ordering about 10 more soon because I’d like to space out washings another day. I wash diapers every other day in the evenings. We use a wahmies pail liner for our diaper pail, and it works great on containing any odors or mess. I do a cold wash, medium-sized load with a ½ pump of Charlie’s Soap, followed by a hot wash, medium-sized load with a ½ pump of Charlie’s Soap, then a cold rinse. I dry the inserts, wet bags and pail liners in the dryer and hang dry the diaper shells (generally over the shower curtain rod… two many stinkin’ bugs outside for a clothesline at the moment). I fold the following evening, so I deal with diapers pretty much every night.
I am also a working mother, and I have wondered what your job description is. Can you tell us what you do for a living?
Sure! I am a Public Relations and Marketing Director. I started off as a real estate agent for a commercial real estate company right out of college. Then, we started developing a huge project that was an entire business unto itself, and I ended up heading up the PR and Marketing for it. It is crazy how my job changed (for the better, might I add) in the span of a few months. My degree is in PR, so it was a perfect fit.
Did you ever give up cable? If so, was it hard to do?
We did give it up. We made the decision, and I cancelled the DirecTV the following morning so it happened fast! The first few days were kind of tough, but after that, not at all. I can honestly say that I do not miss it at all. Our house is so much calmer, and I get so much more done! We do have a digital antenna for local channels, but we never watched anything on it aside from “Lost.” We also have streaming Netflix to our PS3, so we can watch some things on there if we need to. We generally only watch about an hour of TV a day, now, lately it’s been “Friday Night Lights” while we eat dinner. We used to watch TV constantly, even in bed, but now we read the Bible and do a couple’s devotional before bed. It’s a much better situation and we have gotten closer because of it!
I will post part two tomorrow!
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