Hey everyone! So glad we got this group started - thanks to the leaders and the mod!
We are another lil happy trio - DS is almost 13 months old and is such a happy, spunky, outgoing lil dude! He loves to laugh and dance and cracks up at jokes (and, naturally, I think he is amazing and brilliant!). He is the light of my life, and I am so blessed to be able to be a SAHM to him (not that this didn't come with sacrifices - it was very much a conscious priority over other things, like new car, new home, spending money, etc.).
Whew! This kid is on wheels - and he is spirited/HN, always has been since he was a wee one - this has made me a better mother, for sure (led me to AP, etc.), but I'd be lying if I said it didn't figure into my only wanting one! We do have many other reasons...environmental, financial, stress level, ability to do things we love (whether leisure activities, or going to listen to music, see art, meet friends, travel, etc. - though the budget for this has been pretty much slashed, haha).
I am just not a tiny baby person - I never have been, and I never will be the kind that goes gaga over newborns and itty bitty clothes (if anything, even more so now, that I know how much work is involved behind the scenes!). So, there's that (don't get me wrong, I loved my baby as a wee one! But "baby fever" is alien to me...). In fact, the whole time I was pg, I kept thinking of DS as a toddler, never a baby...so that was a bit of a shock (however, I joke that it was really clairvoyant, seeing as how he was wearing 2T by 8 months! )
I am really digressing...point being, as DH so eloquently put it the other day to me, "My desire to reproduce has been fulfilled." I adore my husband and my baby boy - we have so much love in this house, have so much fun hanging out together, why mess that up, when we don't feel we are missing anything? I just can't fathom restarting the baby clock, let alone doing that AND having a toddler (kudos to moms who can swing it!). Yikes!
Also, I am really diggin' the idea of homeschooling him (in an unschooling way) even though he is an only, there are some hs/us groups around here I'm going to check out, plus activities, etc. - the flexibility, love of learning, independence - and ability to travel along with DH, whether for work or for pleasure. It suits our style.