Chrissy - posted on 09/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
So I was completely blindsinded last night when my husband told me he was ready to have another child. Our son will be 2 in less than a month. I started getting baby fever when he was about 15 months old but then I stopped thinking about it so much when he was around 22 months. Had he mentioned this to me a few months ago or even a year ago I would have been OVERJOYED but instead I felt very mixed emotions.
For those 7 or so months when all I could think about was having a new baby to love and a sibling for my son, my husband never said "no" but he was not enthusiastic about it at all. I could tell he was not giving it much thought. Now that I have come to terms with the fact that I'm not pregnant, I don't think I want to go through pregnancy again right away since I had a very difficult one and our boy is just starting to become indpendent.
Should I go for it now that my husband is ready and willing or enjoy the stage my son is in now without having to start all over with a new child? Keep in mind, I would eventually like to have 2 kids and I do not want them more than 5 years apart.