So, Penelope is going to be 2 soon and I'm going to be 29. I'm starting to feel the "pull" to have another baby. It's funny, I've really morphed my opinion a lot over the last year. After having Penelope (the best thing that's ever happened to me besides Mikey) I started to feel like just 1 baby was enough for us. The family felt complete and whole and I couldn't imagine wanting another. Also, being a stay at home mom for that first year and some change really took a toll on me. I was so grateful to be able to do it, but I felt overworked and trampled upon...moreso than I even did in the Army!!! Once I felt comfortable going back to work (mainly because with Mikes schedule, Penelope only has to go to daycare twice a week), I started to become more of "myself" again and not so much "Penelope's Mom". So here I am with my beautiful, smart, well-adjusted little girl and I can't help but think she needs a sister or brother. Am I going nuts? Why is there such a strong pull to have another baby? Maybe because a few of my closest pals are preggers.

 Anyhow, I talked it over with Mike and we're going to wait another year and then start trying again. I can't help but smile about it :) He loves me.

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Jan. 7, 2008 at 2:01 PM One is fun and two are a handful (plus fun too).  Good luck with having another baby.

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Jan. 7, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Its only natural for you to have those feelings.  We have desires and plans but our bodies are made to bear children and our brain sends such signals.  I think your body and mind are leading you in the right direction, IMO.

And think of when you're gone years from now... do you want Penelope to be left without a sibling.  Take it from me... blood is MUCH thicker than water.  A baby sibling is the best gift you can give her.

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