Hi Ladies! I'm Krystal and my husband, Dusty, and I are trying to get pregnant with baby #2. We have a 19 month old little girl, Avery, who is an absolute firecracker. Originally, we had decided to only have one child. I'd always wanted two and Dusty had always wanted one. After a TERRIBLE delivery I came around to his way of thinking, and we were happy as a little trio. At the end of June, my husband surprised me by saying he wanted another baby . . . now. The next day I called and made an appointment to have my Mirena removed and two weeks later I had traded in my car for a more spacious SUV.
This has been a whirlwind for me, but I am excited at the prospect of having another baby. Avery brings us so much joy, so I can't imagine all the wonderful things a new baby would bring. Avery loves and adores little people, so I am happy to give her a sibling. I'm also a bit nervous at the thought of adding another baby to our already hectic lives. I'm a high school teacher at a small school, so I am the sponsor of several organizations. I coach our Varsity cheerleaders and co-direct our theatre program along with a few other things. My husband works in natural gas. We are very social people with lots of hobbies, so we are always out and about (with Avery in tow ) My husband assures me that tons of people have more than one child and still manage. I hope he's right!
I hadn't had a period since April of 2009, and I had my Mirena removed July 28. I had bleeding shortly after for a little over a week, and I think I just started my first "real" period this Saturday. My body is readjusting, so I'm not sure when to expect getting pregnant. We're just taking it easy. Before I was pregnant with Avery, I miscarried and my body would not get back on track after that. We tried getting pregnant for a year after our loss, but we eventually had to get on Clomid to get pregnant. I don't want to go that route this time if it can be avoided. It felt like such a job taking my temperature and charting and whatnot. I want this time to be enjoyable and stress free.
I look forward to getting to know each of you and good luck to all of you as well!
Welcome! I hope you have a much easier time TTC this time.
I don't think 2 is going to be too bad personally as far as being active goes. We baby wear DS a lot, so I figure we'll just wear them both! Now #3, whenever that happens to be, has me scared!!! lol
Welcome, and good luck! I hope it's much easier for you this time around!
I've also heard that what really matters is not what number child it is, but the age of the oldest child. The older your oldest child is, the easier it is to have a baby. This is what I keep telling myself every month when I'm not pregnant again. I tell myself that it'll just make things easier when I finally do have a baby!
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Hi, welcome! Thanks for the reassurance that you can still be active with one child. My husband is always saying we won't be able to this or that once we have a child and I keep telling him we will, we will just have to bring more things with us!!! Ayways, welcome and hope your ttc journey for #2 is short!
Welcome and I hope your TTC journey is much shorter and easier this time around!
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Welcome! Hope you get a quick and easy BFP.
In regards to your difficult first delivery....the same thing happened to me. I was definitely nervous about #2, but still really wanted another child. So I was quite apprehensive when delivery time for #2 was approaching. But I got rewarded with a very speedy and easy delivery that was nothing like the first. Hopefully the same thing happens for you the second time around!
It's hard to imagine adding another little one to the chaos, but once you have them, before you know it, it's the new norm!
Kara, that gives me hope! The first time around I had Bell's Palsy, a uterine infection (which was passed on to Avery), postpartum hemorrhaging (which required a blood transfusion), and an awful tear that I had to have a procedure on a year later. I was in the hospital for five days and four nights. Surely, surely, things will be better this time.