Hi, all. We have just made the decision to have ONE more baby next year!! We have two beautiful boys, ages 8 & 3.5, and I'm homeschooling them, working on my doctorate, and working part time. So, we're waiting until about June-ish to get pregnant, so that I'll be done with my doctorate (should finish up in October), and we won't have another Christmas baby (bad, bad, bad!). We're thinking March would be a nice time to have a baby. My children are 4.5 years apart, so the next one will be about the same. Traditionally, we have NO trouble conceiving.
I'm a little scared, though. Partly because we had previously decided with certainty that we were DONE. This was at least equally my decision, but then it was the weirdest thing- the other night I fell asleep in my rocker while debugging DS's laptop, and when DH woke me to make me go to bed (I think I was snoring, lol), I couldn't get back to sleep. Instead, I laid there and started thinking about having another child. I couldn't get it out of my head, and the next morning I told DH about it. We talked about it a lot and waited a day to see if the feeling would go away, and it didn't. DH has wobbled a bit all along, and he was totally on board with trying again. We talked about dates, looked at the calendar, and decided on next March! The other part of being scared is that I'm getting OLD (I'll be 35 on Monday), and I was high-risk anyway. I've had 3 unplanned C-Sections (2 attempted VBACS, one of which was an attempted homebirth). So, I'm thinking we'll probably just schedule this CS, and hope that I can get some healing by having a measure of control this time. Pregnancy gets harder each time, and the last one was pretty brutal. Maybe I'll talk myself out of it before June?
Also, we recently gave away all our cloth diapers and baby stuff! :( Going to work on getting some of that back discreetly, since we're not telling anybody (we know) until it's "official".