Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada eh.
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I was you 3 years ago.
But our DS was the best decision we (finally) ever made! And the transition from 1-2 was FAR worse than 2-3 (even with the outnumbering!) Mind you my other 2 were much older and made excellent helpers by the time DS came along.
I was watching my friends kid along with my own one day and they were all sitting around my table eating a snack, and I just had this epiphany....like I really wanted another child. Like you, we talked about it - for years! but I didn't know if it was just like "new puppy" syndrome where my girls were older and I just missed THEM being babies or if I truly wanted another life in the house.
So try to analyze whether you truly want to raise another child or whether you are just missing your girls being babies (aside from the freedom from sleep deprivation and diapers! LOL). It is easier to love another child than it is to regret not having another later on.
And there are moms out there who are just starting families at 40...I had DS when I was 32 and I was older and wiser and enjoyed everything just a little more because I knew how quickly it goes by (as opposed to having my DDs at 23 and 25) so 30 would be nothing IMO as long as you didn't have rough pregnancies or health issues?
Jenn (36), wife to DH for 13 years, DD1(13) , DD2(10) and DS(4)