I just got my PPAF today! Yay! I was a little afraid I wouldn't get it for a loooonng time, knowing how some go even years. I want my ds to have a sibling relatively close in age. He's not quite 6 mos yet. By having them close together, I hope they will be more bonded. Plus, I feel it will make better use of my stay-at-home mom time and I'll go back to work part time when they're both in school. The closer they are, the shorter the time we'll be struggling on one income. BUT I do worry about there not being enough of me to go around. My ds has my undivided attention right now. That'll be a shock for him when that changes. And my second will never get that kind of devoted care which ds had, which makes me sad. I understand spacing them out for that reason. I'm thinking maybe I'll start ttc when ds is about 11 mos old. Then he won't be as reliant on me for milk in case my milk changes or dries up. I know my midwife thinks a woman should wait 2 years to fully heal, but that just seems too long to me. Sooo, question for you experienced moms out there. I would love your input on how far or near your children were spaced and the pros and cons of it. Also, I don't know much about fertility and your PP AF. Does it tend to come back regularly or irregularly? Is there a chance that even though I menstruated, I might not be fertile? Should I start charting just for info? Thanks so much mommies!
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9/17/08 at 10:10pm