Anyone else already wanting another? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 03:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
honeybunny65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Presently in my Earthly form
Posts: 722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It took us 14 months to coceive our beautiful lil lotus. But I can't wait to be able to dtd and start trying for #2. I know our bodies need time to heal AND I'm bfing so it won't happen for quite a bit, but when it does....WHOOPIE!!:

33 Year Old w/ a on the way w/ my DH. EDD 4/6/2011. Mama to Lotus Olivia 7/17/09 and fur mom to 1 and 1
honeybunny65 is offline  
#2 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 04:13 PM
 
BlessedEarthMother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you're crazy!!! The memory of pushing out my big old baby is still way too fresh in my mind! I'm sure it will at least be a few months before I start thinking thoughts of more children.

Bethany ~ Mama of two wonderful boys ♥ ♥  Wife to one amazing man ♥

Massage Therapist ~ Doula ~ Student Midwife
 

BlessedEarthMother is offline  
#3 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 04:27 PM
 
rjruiz_415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
not here!!! I really like the age gap between DD1 and DD2, so just shy of 3 years But we all know that can always change

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

rjruiz_415 is offline  
#4 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 04:31 PM
 
moobiegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ME! ME! ME! I miss being pregnant and can''t wait to have another one. My two are just shy of 3 years apart, but I'd much prefer a difference of about 18 months.

Wife to Josh ~ mommy to frankie (10-24-06) and hayley (7-25-09) and Caleb (4-30-11)
moobiegirl is offline  
#5 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 05:23 PM
 
serenekitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, thank you. I'm not ruling out the possibility entirely, but not within the next year or two.

- Born 7/21/09
serenekitten is offline  
#6 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 05:44 PM
 
an_aurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Palmer, AK
Posts: 6,492
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I was pg with DS I was SO SURE I was done. But immediately following his birth (I mean within hours) I knew I wanted to do it again. I'm not sure if we will try to get pregnant again or if we will foster. DH is done with school in a little over a year, and I'm done in May 2011, so if we did have another it would be after that.

CPST & mom

an_aurora is offline  
#7 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I loathe being pregnant, but I love giving birth so much that a part of me wants another one soon. No such luck though - we are out of room (in home and in vehicle) and I need to finish college and apply to pharmacy school. So if we have another, it will be 6-7 years from now. So chances that this is my last are pretty good. But I'd already be up for doing it again if we won the lottery.

love.gif

pinksprklybarefoot is offline  
#8 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 07:56 PM
 
gossamerwindweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This was my last. It took us 10 years to conceive him and I am just grateful that he is here. Also, this was so hard on my body, I just can't do it again. So it is a trip to the urologist for hubby.

Angela lactivist.gif, married for 14 1/2 years to DHtwins.gif, mother to DD 8-5-97homeschool.gif, DS 8-5-09 uc.jpgbabyf.gif, and SURPRISE!!! pos.gif due 2-17-12

gossamerwindweb is offline  
#9 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 08:01 PM
 
bajamergrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 864
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been saying that there won't be another one until at least 2011. I'm not eager for another newborn too soon.
bajamergrrl is offline  
#10 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 09:28 PM
 
sparklebean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: St Paul MN
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not for me! Talk to me in a few years but right now I am totally content with a lil' fam. I have been working on my brother though- cousins!

I have a toddler! 7/27/09
sparklebean is offline  
#11 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 10:29 PM
 
learnlovebe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes please! But probably not until she's at least a year. It did take us over 8 months to conceive this one, so that will probably weigh on my mind in a few months, but we're definitely not done! :

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!).

Married to my favorite man, homeschoolin' mama to a question-asking bug hunter (6) ; a twirling, shy, silly girl (4); a hurricane of boy energy (2), and expecting #4 in April 2014.
learnlovebe is offline  
#12 of 29 Old 08-15-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Mama_Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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_Michelle is offline  
#13 of 29 Old 08-16-2009, 12:01 AM
 
poiyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 861
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OH GOD YES. I missed being pregnant within 3 days of having Sorel, and already I would love to start trying for another. I know my body needs to heal, and I know I want larger age gap than 11 months...lmao..but man oh man..Im ready for pregnancy, Im ready for birth (I enjoyed birth this time) and Im ready for another newborn to love.

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

poiyt is offline  
#14 of 29 Old 08-16-2009, 09:23 AM
 
lindsayjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh yeah, I would totally have another one now... birth was awesome. But with breastfeeding and all I don't get fertile until like a year and a half after having a baby... at least that is how it was last time, and I think 2.5-3 yrs is a good spacing for our family with our attached our kids seem to be... not sure I could do any closer! BUT, we don't use birth control at all... so I guess we'll see.
lindsayjean is offline  
#15 of 29 Old 08-16-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Angelorum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,095
Mentioned: 51 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
We are definitely planning to have more than one, and while I had an awesome pregnancy and birth I am way too busy enjoying my little guy now to even begin thinking about the next one. I think a spacing of 3 years will be about right. I meant to finish school before we had one baby (surprise!), so I'd really like to finish before we have another.

Mommy to DS1 July '09 and DS2 Oct '12
Angelorum is offline  
#16 of 29 Old 08-16-2009, 01:38 PM
 
tracymom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot View Post
I loathe being pregnant, but I love giving birth so much that a part of me wants another one soon.
:
nak
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.

hh2.gif Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 ribboncesarean.gif, DD 07/09 hbac.gif, and DS2 06/11 uc.jpg.  Feeling more and more blessed with each day!

 

 
 
 
  

tracymom1 is offline  
#17 of 29 Old 08-16-2009, 06:52 PM
 
fawnanddoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Elgin, TX
Posts: 583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I will be ready for another in about 4 years. Maybe 5. But then again maybe 3, but probably not.
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! treehugger.gif

fawnanddoe is offline  
#18 of 29 Old 08-17-2009, 01:26 AM
 
penstamon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: 4th dimension
Posts: 977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Definitely! Within hours of popping out DS I was thinking about what a rush it was and how I could do it again and again. While I totally agree with those who want to enjoy the LOs they have for awhile, I miss being pg and will be happy to do it again. I think I will wait until DS is 2 or so...

Mum to DS1 7/09 and DS2 5/11

penstamon is offline  
#19 of 29 Old 08-17-2009, 10:39 AM
 
katylynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I definitely do not want to get pregnant anytime within the next year or so. We thought that we were probably done after this one, but now we're not so sure. I don't mind being pregnant (except the last two months), and I absolutely love the whole birthing experience and newborn stages. So I would be sad to never go through that again, but I guess you have to stop at some point, right?

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????
katylynn is offline  
#20 of 29 Old 08-17-2009, 03:55 PM
 
ATruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We are done! With my first, I was actually sad to think that I would only get to do the baby stuff one more time if we stuck to the plan and only had 2. Now it is so obvious that our family is complete. As excited as I am for the little baby stuff, I am also really looking forward to the next phase in our lives... more travel, the new experience of having older children, seeing what sort of people they become, etc.

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....

mama to Ingrid (11/06) and Louisa (5/29/09):
ATruck is offline  
#21 of 29 Old 08-18-2009, 01:39 PM
 
femalephish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
youre crazy. i never want to do that again. i'm six weeks postpartum and i just now feel like 'ok, i like being a mom, now. i can do this.'

Newly Single-Mama. Raising homebirth baby, Josephine, July '09.

 

femalephish is offline  
#22 of 29 Old 08-18-2009, 05:02 PM
 
freezehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama_Michelle View Post
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!
i'm right there with you. in fact i donated 3 bins of maternity and baby clothes this morning while hormones allow. i wonder when this urge to procreate will ever disapper or lessen, or perhaps it is the feeling behind many a wistful look in grandparents' eyes...

2vbac mama to dd1-5 3/4, dd2 3, and ds- 07/10/09
freezehead is offline  
#23 of 29 Old 08-20-2009, 07:43 PM
 
georgiegirl1974's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
me me me! within minutes of the birth, I said, "I could totally do that again...not right now though." I haven't talked to DH about it though. It will be at least a year since I didn't get my period back until DD was 20 months (but then again I hope I'm not nursing DS several times a night at that age.)

mama to DD (7), DS (3.5), and another DS arriving in August!

georgiegirl1974 is offline  
#24 of 29 Old 08-21-2009, 02:53 PM
 
mom2tig99Nroo03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: praying, researchin' and bedrestin'
Posts: 9,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uh, NO! my hopes for a fourth child are completely gone. dh will be getting snipped as soon as we can afford it.

l, <>< wife to my sweetie, proud mama to 3 cubs, 2 who clw & 1 that i i ep for . baby was evicted early by induction due to severe pre-e/hellp syndrome
mom2tig99Nroo03 is offline  
#25 of 29 Old 09-03-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Sarahstw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who already has baby fever!

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?

Clinical Herbalist. Trained but never certified, licensed, or registered as a midwife.
07/10/09
Sarahstw is offline  
#26 of 29 Old 09-05-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Quindin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 5,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is the FIRST time I have not had baby fever soon after the baby was born.
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!
Quindin is offline  
#27 of 29 Old 09-21-2009, 02:12 AM
 
springbride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD is 10 weeks old and I told DH today that if I wound up pregnant I would certainly not be sad.

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 DHguitar.gif , DD 7/09energy.gif, and DS 06/11 babyboy.gif.
 
 
 
  

 
springbride is offline  
#28 of 29 Old 09-22-2009, 08:33 PM
 
SequoiasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 523
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

mama to Journey (1/07) Sequoia (1/07) and Camellia (7/09)
SequoiasMom is offline  
#29 of 29 Old 09-30-2009, 08:37 PM
 
curious&eager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gwinnett, GA
Posts: 535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No way! It's weird because I had a picture perfect pregnancy. No real illness or any troubles. I was able to exercise all the way through. I also had a pretty good labor. Yeah, it hurt, but we made it and it wasn't the worst pain that I could have imagined.
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.
curious&eager is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off