Hi ladies! :) My husband and I hope to have two more children. Our youngest is 17 months old and still nursing for most of his calories. I have been pregnant and nursing for nearly 8 years now. My body feels very depleted and I am trying to build my nutritional stores back up through Traditional Foods. We also just bought a house last month which needs major work and we are working on launching our family fiber art business. I am in midwifery school and we began our first year of homeschooling.
I am hoping that we will be ready to start TTC when our baby is around two and a half or 3 years old. Our oldest is nearly 6, so she would theoretically be around 8 when our fourth comes along. All of our children have been born at home, but when our oldest was 2 and 4 respectively. It would be awesome for her to experience the homebirth of a sibling as an older child, so she would have a more powerful memory of it all. She loves pregnancy, birth, babies, nursing, it all fascinates her. My own sister was born at home when I was one month shy of turning ten years old. It still is one of my most favorite and compelling memories. So much, in fact, that I am in midwifery school and plan to be a practicing midwife when my children are older.
I will be 30 this next summer and while I chart and have many days of fertile CM, I am concerned that my fertility will start to wane, and we will have trouble conceiving. I suffered through infertility and then miscarriages for many years and it is absolutely one of the most devastating life events I have experienced.
So we'll see! I just got my first PP period and I am ovulating now. It's exciting to be charting again. Funny enough, I don't have baby lust. I would probably freak a bit if I got pregnant anytime soon. I still have a baby that needs a lot of attention.
Thanks for reading my little post and I look forward to journeying along with you women. I may not post a lot, but know that I am reading. Have a beautiful day!
I love that.
I hope your wait is short and your TTC journey is quick.
Well, the wait is over. BFP x4 tonight, still can't quite believe it! Timing isn't great - my mom passed away suddenly, unexpectedly, and without explanation three months ago, so the next few (many) months will be hard. This baby is a blessing though and we are very excited to welcome a new little one into our family. We are long overdue for some joy.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Congrats on your BFP!