Bethany ~ Mama of two wonderful boys ♥ ♥ Wife to one amazing man ♥
Massage Therapist ~ Doula ~ Student Midwife
Jackie and Rafael (4/15/04)
DS (4/25/05) my unschooled airbending pokemon wizard
DD (10/05/06) my spirited pixie, who weaned at 3 yrs 10 months
DD (7/27/09) my UC water baby - I mean toddler!
DS (2/21/12) UC #2! My littlest love
CPST & mom
Angela , married for 14 1/2 years to DH, mother to DD 8-5-97, DS 8-5-09 , and SURPRISE!!! due 2-17-12
My husband thinks I'm crazy to even THINK about his right now (I had actually mentioned it when we were still in the hospital!).
DH and I want 6 kids...
Lindsay: DS#1 (06/06) DD#1 (09/07) DS#2 (10/08) DD#2 (06/09). AND A BABY DUE NOVEMBER 2013
I loathe being pregnant, but I love giving birth so much that a part of me wants another one soon.
totally hate being pregnant!! totally love my babies!! and this last birth was awesome.
i think we might be done, though, if our financial situation does not change soon.
Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 , DD 07/09 , and DS2 06/11 . Feeling more and more blessed with each day!
This is just all too fresh in my mind, not to mention my other health issues that I need to deal with first before I even think about another beb!
Elijah Mercury (7/2009), TTC #2 with my new soon to be DH! Tattooed, 29 year old cancer survivor!
Mum to DS1 7/09 and DS2 5/11
I have had this strange feeling lately though....In May sometime we had a post about how some of us were sad to be changing our family dynamics although we were happy about baby coming. Someone posted that they weren't sad, but that they'd instead had this feeling that "someone was missing." Oddly enough, during the last week or so, when accounting for my kids and they were all there, I couldn't shake the feeling that someone was still missing....Anyone else ever feel this or is it just hormones????
Of course, it might be different if I were younger and I didn't have preterm labor issues. Might be just susceptible enough to baby fever to get pushed over the edge....
Newly Single-Mama. Raising homebirth baby, Josephine, July '09.
I have felt the urge to have another one right after I give birth all three times, even this time...even though I was planning on being done with this babe (our third). We probably are done but it is hard for me to "feel" done, at least pp. Its the hormones!
mama to DD (7), DS (3.5), and another DS arriving in August!
I can't quite understand logically why I would want to do that again. I had an incredibly difficult pregnancy that left me barely able to walk, or sit, or stand, or lay... I had an extremely pathological birth that I am still trying to recover from on the most basic of levels at 8 weeks pp. Yes somehow I think it's a good idea to do it again?! I'm even wondering how long I can hold out...
Am I nuts?
In fact, I am enjoying watching our baby develop, and cherishing every moment as "the last time" I will see it -- without feeling sad!
Really, I don't think I can handle going through the whole ordeal of pregnancy again. Even birth now scares me after experiencing a shoulder dystocia last time. And besides, the thought of now planning for the future rather than starting from scracth with another child makes a lot of sense for us now. Half a dozen - 3 boys + 3 girls - is just absolutely perfect in every way!
Logistically speaking, I'd prefer wait for it to happen until at least Christmas but hey... you never know.
I'd like less than 2 years between the first 2 and then a 3-5 year gap, then 2 more close together.
Working, freshly graduated! mama. Loving life with DH , DD 7/09, and DS 06/11 .
So even though nothing physically would stop me from having another- it's this whole newborn phase that I do not want to repeat. I want a whole night's rest or even a night of just waking up once. DS is reverting back to waking up every two hours and he won't nap, so I feel like I never get a break. It's this newborn phase that I do not want to repeat. Pregnancy- sure, Labor- it was only a day, Newborn- ugh. No I do no want to do it again just yet.