Let me preface all of this by saying WE ARE NOT PREGNANT. Ha! I am, however, very excited to announce that this is my very first post in the Real Talk with Real Moms (#realtalkrealmoms) series with several awesome blogger ladies! Scroll through to the bottom of the post for links to everyone in the group!
Every month a group of us will write on a topic relating to parenthood, and this month is about going from one kid to two. To be totally candid, I’ve never been the type that was in a rush to become a parent. I always thought I wanted kids but I’m more of the “let’s see how it goes” person when it comes to how many, when, and at what age I’d have them.
Jared and I used to debate whether we wanted two kids (which is what I grew up with) or three (what he grew up with).We’re currently in the “give me all of the babies!” phase, so three is looking good for us for now.
On one hand, the idea of being outnumbered by kids totally freaks me out, but on the other hand, I’ve never been more in love than after having Gwen.
She’s sassy, loves food, HATES sleep, and is the best thing that ever happened to us. I wrote a little about the changes that came with having a baby along with the pressure of both Jared and I being self-employed by Sugar & Cloth here, and I feel like we’re FINALLY finding our groove now that she’s 13 months old.
Gwen had colic and reflux (on top of hating to sleep) so I’m timid about the idea of trying for another baby just yet! I literally look at friends with chill babies (ughm, more chill than ours) and think to myself “oh my gosh, are they usually this calm? Why didn’t we get that?!”. Is that horrible to admit?!
I would even chalk it up to just being a newbie parent that’s struggling even it wasn’t for that fact that pretty everyone that’s ever watched Gwen has left us with “Is she usually like this?” before heading out, haha! I laugh to not cry really.
All of this to say that we’ll likely wait until Gwen is closer to two before trying for another. Thankfully we’ve never experienced the emotions that come with struggling to get pregnant so far, but it is something that sticks in the back of my mind as a fear if we were to wait too long.
You just never know what the future will hold, but I am a big believer in things all having a perfect purpose and place in time.
Did you all have any good/bad experiences with how far apart your children or siblings were? Any ages you really felt the heat of having multiple kids under a certain age? Tell me all the good stories!
Be sure to click the links below to read more from my blogger pals gushing on the topic, too!