my third child was born last Feb 7. He's 11 mo now and I'm happily planning his first birthday party (my other two are 7 & 4). ds2 was my last...I was so done with pregnancy and absolutely not going to have any more babies!!!!! REALLY!!!! Dh got info for a vas last summer, but it was never a good time, always something coming up, you know? I didn't press it. Then I started imagining getting pregnant again, and how sweet another baby would be. and sniffling every time I put ds2 out-grown clothes in storage. then I would shake myself and explain to myself *alll* the reasons why another baby would be a bad, bad idea. And then I would get all weepy when I would see a newborn on TV...while holding and nursing my own young baby (who got huge so fast, and was never really tiny). When I got my first AF in Nov, I explained to dh that I was now likely fertile again (we have no trouble getting pregnant) and we needed to proceed with caution. I then mentioned my irrational desire to have another baby. I expected him to roll his eyes and explain why having another baby would be a bad, bad idea. Instead, he said "sounds great! let's do it!"
so, we were still considering it, and still thinking about it. we had sex at least 4 weeks after AF, and I thought I was still irregular enough to make getting pregnant difficult at best....Well, call me Fertile Mertle, cuz here I am! I'm still in shock, and a little freaked out. also excited! ds2 will only be 19mo when new baby arrives, and that seems so unfair to him, but I know we'll deal with it, and it will be fine. Although I'm shocked and surprised (and embarrased) I'm working on being at peace and accepting it. Also, it's very weird to not know exactly when I conceived--I have known with the other 3. So, my edd, is very much estimated.
I remember very distinctly being on the Feb '10 DDC, a thread was posted not long before we were all due saying something like "who does not plan to be in 2011 DDC?" and I nodded my head, and said no more DDCs for me! I guess I would have no career as a psychic!
So, I'm getting settled...congrats to you other mamas! and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all a little better!