I feel ridiculous even writing this post because the thought of getting pregnant anytime in the very near future is laughable and ludicrous! Nevertheless I feel compelled to write it after some things I’ve been experiencing lately.
Isla was never a teeny tiny baby. She was 8lbs 11ozs when born and although I do remember saying ‘oh she’s so small’ in the hospital, I don’t actually remember her being that small. On 2 occasions last week I was confronted with gorgeous teeny tiny babies.
One was at the baby weigh in clinic I go to and was 3 weeks old. I got to hold her and something inside me suddenly went ‘ooh I can’t wait to have another’…say what!! Isla is only 21 weeks old. How has my brain forgotten the trials and tribulations of pregnancy?!
The other one was at a baby group I go to and was such a cute little 7 week old boy. Again my mind went ‘eeeek I’m so excited to have another!’. Apparently I have also forgotten how horrendous labour is too…
Other times that these thoughts pop up in my head include when I see people with bumps, when I see newborns in prams, when I’m in a shop and see clothes that Isla is too big for now and when someone I know announces a pregnancy. So quite a lot!
Ideally I would like to have 3 children but would like to have a 2 year gap between Isla and another baby. I want to have time to get back to work and progress my career in a new industry before having another baby. We also want to enjoy this special time where we can devote all our attention to Isla and enjoy her.
Part of me thinks maybe the fact that it took a while to have Isla is causing me to think like this, in the sense that it might take a good bit of time to have another baby, but who knows, it feels odd. For now I’m trying to make myself remember the awful morning sickness, the hip pain, the constant needing to pee, the emotionalness, THE BIRTH and the pretty tough first 6 weeks. That’ll keep the broodiness at bay for sure!
Is it random after birth hormones still in my system doing this? Please tell me if anyone else has experienced this!
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A twenty-something, full time working, mum of two, with a love for all things cat, cacti and scandi related.