Am I insane?! I have a toddler and a 2 week old, and I'm already plotting the next baby?! I don't have the nerve to mention this to DH for fear that he would think I'm totally off my rocker. I just LOVE newborns! I have a name picked out and everything. Sheesh!
Is anyone else already thinking about future babies?
I think its normal... I haven't made my appointment to get my IUD yet. Something I normally did within days of giving birth, but it's not really weighing on me. I know Jason would have another one in a heart beat, and I have said many times I'm not getting pregnant in my 40's. I'm 38 right now, so I guess if it was to happen I wouldn't be in my 40's!
Yikes! What am I thinking???
God the infant stage is sweet though, I could just hold her and get intoxicated by her scent all day!! I have missed this.
Absolutely! I've actually spent most of the pregnancy thinking/tentatively planning for a future baby... because of my cystic fibrosis we had always assumed pregnancy would be brutal on me and there would only be one pregnancy (though we hoped to adopt as well), but things went so beautifully that I really think I could do it again as long as Kate was old enough (probably 3-4) to be OK with me needing to spend much of the pregnancy taking it easy. However, my husband, who is always more cautious in these things anyway, is so shell-shocked by our rather traumatic labor and delivery experience (which ended up in a c-section which was both of our biggest fear) that he's back to the "I don't ever want you to have another baby" mode. I guess we'll see, though. One thing is sure... I'm completely addicted to this baby we do have. ;)
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who finds babies so addictive . I think it's especially easy to feel so gung ho about another one when the toddler is getting so much extra attention from dad and grandma these days, and the newborn is still a squishy little lump of clay who's happy so long as he has a full tummy and a dry diaper. We'll see if I sing a different tune when all my reinforcements leave and I'm home alone with both kids.....
I was actually thinking about you when I started the post! I was remembering you saying that this was your last baby, and it got me thinking about whether I felt "finished" myself. DH and I aren't big planners when it comes to this kind of stuff... But I'm no spring chicken myself so it's not like I have *that* many more childbearing years to look forward to.