All to often we think, “Oh how nice it would be to have another baby” or “What a cute baby, I want one!” Do we really want another one? No! This is crazy talk, especially when you have a slightly older child, like 6 years old. I’ve been done with diapers for enough years that I don’t think I want to see more poop. I sleep through the night and even sometimes, I get to sleep past 8 am. Do I want another baby? Yes. Do I REALLY want another baby? Hell No. Am I pregnant with baby number 2? Yes and I am so excited!!!!
That made absolutely no sense did it? This is because logic and pregnancy emotions do not mix well and my brain is seriously confused. Sigh, pregnancy this time around is different as I know what to expect. Little aches and pains are no big deal, I know what the baby is doing and feels like. This time, I feel like a champ because I know how to shave my legs and paint my toenails…I know the tricks of the trade (rubber band around the belt loop trick to fit into normal pants) always buy maternity clothes on clearance, or just buy yoga pants and long tee shirts. Basically I know what i am doing and what to buy for the baby and what I don’t need for the baby. Diaper pails are useless and regular trash cans work the same, size 1 diapers don not last long, and I’ll sleep when the baby sleeps etc etc…This time I’m going to have fun with the announcements and gender reveals as well as I am 19 weeks and find out in 5 days.
So, I guess baby fever strikes when you least expect it, sometimes 6 years after you say “1 and done”. I am excited and cannot wait for my daughter to have a younger sibling, as she is old enough to help with small things around the house whereas a toddler cannot. I suppose this time will be an adventure like the last time so bring on it on baby number 2!