Any other November mommies miss being pregnant????

Cherl - posted on 11/07/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I know it seems silly because I have already been blessed with two successful pregnancies and two very healthy babies, a boy and a girl, but there times where I still miss being pregnant very very much. My husband doesn't want anymore but I still feel like I'm gonna miss out on being pregnant. Plus, now he is on medicine for arthritis, which if we concieved right now, could potentially make our baby mentally retarded. So now I'm like well I guess I have no choice, I can't have anymore babies unless he's off his medicine for a month. Am I just having baby fever? Or sad that I'll no longer be a preggo mom? Do any of you feel this way? Any helpful suggestions and comments would be fantastic!

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Alexa - posted on 11/14/2011

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I miss it so much and I HATED being pregnant... But nowI wish I could go back to it and have a little newborn again. Its a biological thing. We are made to want lots of babies.

Katy - posted on 11/09/2011

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We also have been blessed with a boy and a girl. Our son will be one November 11th and our daughter is 8. While pregnant both my husband and I said we were done. No more babies. After having our last though we both very badly want just one more. Having 7 years gap just doesn't give them the typical sibling bond. We both grew up with close siblings so we would like that too. However, both our children were surprises and after debating one more we realized planning another baby is not easy! Our hearts tell us yes but common sense says it sure could put a huge bump in the road! We were all set to get to work when common sense got the best of us. I honestly don't believe we will ever be able to plan to have another, but give us a "surprise" and we can make it work! Guess we will see what the future holds. Let me add too, having a 7 year gap made us realize how fast they grow. Part of me believes a baby will slow it down. The fact is though they are all going to grow up fast! So would "baby fever" ever really end at just one more?!

Lori - posted on 11/07/2011

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Ugh, the thought of being pregnant again does not sound fun. I had a miserable pregnancy this time. HOWEVER........
Even though my husband and I agreed before we even started having kids that 2 is a good number, and now that we have 2 beautiful daughters, I really don't want more kids...... BUT..... I also can't make the appt for him to get a vasectomy (which he has volunteered to do as soon as I make an appt for him). I don't know what it is, because once I stop and think about it.... I know we're done. And I'm happy about it. But something about making that a permanent irreversible decision is very very hard. I think I'll miss the baby phase - I can't believe my youngest is about to turn 1. It's kind of sad. So for now, we'll just go forward taking other precautions to prevent pregnancy. I think it's gotta be something hardwired into us to want more kids.....even if we don't really want more, or know we shouldn't have more.....

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Jena - posted on 06/13/2012

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I miss being pregnant! Only cause I didn't have to pack & haul the baby bag around lol! I miss how I can just go on with my day with no cries or whines. I also miss how it was so exciting to feel my little one move inside me ♥ Don't get me wrong though, I love having my baby out cause I can cuddle & kiss her!

Cherl - posted on 11/17/2011

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Alexa and Lauren, I definitely think its a biological thing. I know that right now is definitely NOT a good time, but everyone around seems to be getting pregnant! They are not making my baby fever any easier to deal with lol

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I didnt enjoy being pregnant because I was always tired and worked and was going to school. It wasnt until i took my first shower in the hospital and realized i was all alone in there. Being pregnant is nice sometimes.

Cherl - posted on 11/09/2011

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Katy Kehr, I love what you said especially about would baby fever end at just one more! :) That's what my husband said too. It's just so hard when I see my friends pregnant and know that I will never be going through that baby stage again. My oldest is almost 4 and I still can't believe how big he's gotten, I don't know what I'll do when he's 8! You know, it's also that right now, they need me so much. Especially our one year old, but I can already see my 3 and a half year old needing me less. He's even been calling me "Mom" recently instead of my beloved "Mommy". I also think that our kids are close in age that they will hopefully be very close...if we have another we wont do so for another 4 years at least and then there will be a gap between our first two and the baby. Not sure how my older kids would handle that. If only we all had all the money in the world...we could have as many kids as we want financially and my husband could quit his job. But, then there is still the part of finding time for 3 children. Also, I know that I'll always want one more, boy, we need to find a cure for this so called "baby fever"! Thanks for your post!

Cherl - posted on 11/08/2011

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Lori A, thanks for your post! I do also sometimes wonder if there is something hardwired in moms that makes us want to reproduce lol....Cause I feel the same as you...i look at my life and my kids and say. "No, we're perfect, another child would just complicate things." But then I see friends getting pregnant, relatives getting pregnant, and see baby things at boutiques and stores and I'm like awww...I want to do that again. I just wish I could not want to be pregnant cause it causes a lot of turmoil for me personally. I'll miss it all...right now I have the mirena but I think we're making the....appt. And daddy's gonna go in and get a snip snip. Just like your husband he's volunteered also, and says he definitely doesn't want anymore. So, I think it definitely has to be mom thing. :)

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