Been doing some thinking about this one!
Originally when I saw this thread I didn't post because I was pretty sure we'd have more. Now that I'm back in this newborn phase though, I realize how intense the first two years are. Well, the first three years. Or maybe it's the first 18 years....
Anyhoo. We are conflicted. Part of me sees DD1 becoming more independent every day, and feeling pretty good about it. I mean she's not ready for an apartment or anything, but she can eat on her own, entertain herself for short periods of time, go up and down the stairs without me worrying she'll fall... and DD2 will be there in no time. So adding another child in a few years means we wait another 2-3 years for that child to reach the same state before we can do certian things or go certain places... like I'm picturing family game night, taking vacations, etc... Is that totally crazy/ selfish?
The other part of me loves this phase and feels like I had such a great birth experience that I really want to do it again!
Then again there are no guarantees that the next pregnancy will be like this one. Ultimately I guess only time will tell. We'll have to see how we feel in a couple of years.
I was wondering whether it would be easier to wait a longer period of time for the 3rd child if we were to decide to go that route... say 4+ years. I was interested in moms who had big gaps between their kids... PancakeGoddess and Soapdiva come to mind (sorry to call you out! hope you don't mind
) Just curious - how do you think the dynamic works for your family? Positives/ negatives?