I used to want more than one child, until more recently. My daughter is almost 2 now and I'm just not sure that I can handle the newborn stage again. She was a VERY difficult newborn. I swear she cried the entire first 3 months and I seriously thought that I was going to lose my mind. Also recently, I lost all of my baby weight and I'm in great shape and feel very confident. Pregnancy is very difficult for me as I am high risk and have to do bedrest which made me gain a ton of weight. I guess I just don't want to lose my body all over again. I feel guilty, but at the same time I think, the more kids we have, the less we'll be able to give them. My husband is starting to feel the same way. Initially, we both wanted more, but I don't think either of us wants this family dynamic to change now. Has anyone else felt like this?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Apr. 25, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:57 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 12:45 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by mmmegan38 at 12:48 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
I don't feel it is selfish. I just hope you don't regret giving your child a sibling someday. My first pregnancy was AWFUL. It was awful. I was horribly sick the entire 9 months, in and out of the ER. I even had to wear a medical pump which shot liquid zofran into my body. Here I am pregnant again. I want my DD to have a sibling. This pregnancy sucks too, but honestly it is not AS BAD.
My DH and I are big on siblings because WE have them.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 1:22 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
That's what I think of too MrsLeft. My DH lost his mother last year. If he didn't have his brother and sister, it would have been that much harder on him to deal with.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Apr. 25, 2010
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Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:08 PM on Apr. 25, 2010