DD is 23 months old and has always been a cautious, strong-willed, clingy child. She still nurses a lot throughout the day, rarely plays independently, won't let me out of her sight, and if we ever go out of the house, 90% of the time, she wants to be held in my arms. Lately, I've been able to convince her to go in my carrier on my back, at least 50% of the time. She rarely allows anyone but me to hold her.
Anyhow, the above combination can result in me feeling pretty darn exhausted at the end of the day--teething days are a total nightmare--and I am, quite honestly, terrified of the idea of having another baby. BUT...I do want one. Some day.
I was curious if anyone else has been in a similar situation and how did you handle it? Was having a second child as bad as some women have actually told me it is ? Is doing it alone (without the support of a SO) going to kill me ? Am I fooling myself that it'll get easier, if I just wait a few more years?
ETA: We live in Japan (DH's country), so I don't have any family nearby to help out. My in-laws aren't that far away, but to be honest, I don't feel comfortable asking them for too much help. They already have DD and I over to their home for dinner once a week--a huge luxury, that I greatly appreciate--my MIL still works part-time and is a busy woman, and my FIL loves DD but is pretty clueless about kids.