So I think i'm officially nuts. I'm serious too. It's only been 7 months sense I had William and I'm getting baby hungry again already. I did this with DS1 at around 3 months and ended up pregnant again by the time he was 10 months old. So far I have been able to control it and it's not getting the better of me. But man it makes me feel nuts that i'm so addicted to baby's, and pregnancy, and birth, and kids. I love love my kids to death!!! Even though I have some huge struggles with them, who doesn't, I LOVE being a mom. DH refuses to think of any more kids until we get some good just us time, I don't blame him though because we really need it. It's always been us and the boys sense we've had them, hardly ever just us. But he is having a really hard time adjusting to that. I think a good part of my baby craving is I want a little girl so bad! Don't get me wrong my boys are my world but I momma needs her little girl. February can't come soon enough. Once i'm done nursing William it will make it a lot easier for DH and I to get out and I know that once that happens DH will be more willing to think #3. I'm seriously hoping our insurance will change, or I can bug them enough that they will at least cover part, or DH will decide he would rather go for a home birth and pay out of pocket , and I can have my home birth. Though I do think I have come to terms with the possibility of delivering in a hospital again, with the help of a CNM and I great natural birth friend, she had all 5 of her kids, 4 pregnancy's, natural and at home, and yes one was a set of twins. I'm so excited to have her at my next birth, almost more excited than having my own mom there, and I love my mom to death she just doesn't understand why I don't want a hospital birth.
Anyway, I think between DH not wanting another one yet, William still nursing, and waiting to see what our insurance does is helping me keep the baby hunger at bay. Wow I really do feel crazy. I just needed to tell someone how baby hungry, and crazy I am. Thanks for listening. And feel free to call me, nuts, crazy, off my rocker, etc. lol
You are not nuts! I've had that same baby crazy hunger at various times these past couple of years and its so hard to control. Just think how great it will be when the time is perfect!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
If you're crazy, then I'm crazy too! Beni will be 5 mos on Friday, and I have been wanting to do it all again for about a month already! The only thing that made me stop in my tracks was the threat of possibly losing my milk if I got pregnant again. I would like to nurse Beni until 2, but, am open to starting for #2 once she is past a year. Anyway, my DH totally wants to wait longer (though I don't know how much longer) so we'll see. The good thing is that we'll be apart for a few months come spring again, so we won't be able to get pregnant then- more time for Beni to nurse without complications. Seriously, the nursing is the ONLY thing stopping me though. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Beni to death, but I just want to be pregnant again, want to give birth again, want to have a newborn again. I want it all again! So yeah, lady, I hear ya...loud and clear! Makes perfect sense to me!
Mara & Joel, 2009
Hanging out with my completely stressed out SIL and BIL and their adorable but super chaotic 5, 3, and 1 year old makes me want Adair to be an only child But I do understand...baby cravings are almost impossible to ignore, and not really subject to rationality! Don't worry, you're normal
Oh good. I'm glad I'm not alone!!! Mara, I know what you mean about not wanting to loose your milk. I wasn't able to breastfeed DS1 so being able to BF William has been so great that I don't want to do anything to mess it up. If that means waiting till he is 1 and switched over to cows milk then I will keep my "baby cravings" at bay for now. But man it's still hard.
Not nuts- but I'd say wait a couple weeks before making up your own mind on what you want. I think the months between 6 and 18 mos postpartum, if you're like me, you go through phases of "baby-hunger". See if it sticks and isn't just hormones- either way you aren't nuts, you just love being a mommy!
If you're nuts then I'm way crazy. I wasn't even out of the hospital yet with DS and I got baby fever and it truly didn't ever go away. Sometimes during the middle of the night nursing it would fade a little, but I really never got the feeling to go away. I'm now almost 35 weeks pregnant and can't wait to have this one and start planning for the next one
It's all still here and I just got done taking a mommy timeout because DS has been quite a pill today and I couldn't handle it anymore. But does that stop me? Oh no, I'm still gonna have as many as DH will let me have!!!!
You aren't nuts at all! Our DD is barely a month old and I think of her future siblings all the time!
I agree that it's probably a good idea to have some quality time with your DH, and while the extended time may make you feel even more anxious at first, it will make pregnancy #3 that much more fun for you.
If you're nuts, I'm crazy
I have a 13mos gap between the first 2, an 18mos gap between #2 and #3, and now 22mos between #3 and #4. I've always wanted 4 kids, close in age. Yes, it's not always easy but now that they are older, I wouldn't change it for the world.
Granted due to endometriosis and one ovary it was kinda a now or never thing but I will say that being pregnant with #4, I feel done. After the boys, I didn't feel like our family was complete. It was like someone was constantly missing. I knew when I was pregnant with each that I wasn't done. Practically the second I POAS this time, I knew our family was now complete. And FWIW, we were done before I found out I was finally having a girl