Plus I get to write about our week!
Last week my son and I went to the hospital to visit a friend and her newborn cutie. She had her daughter less than a week ago and we went for a short visit, she is a first time mommy. I have already forgotten about how tiny babies are when they are born, seriously! I am so used to carrying my 23lbs baby that holding an 8lbs newborn was shocking.
At the hospital my son was very curious to see the new baby and he was “talking” to her and just smiling and enjoying the visit (all of this while he was in my arms). Then before leaving I asked if I could hold my friend’s baby. I placed my son in his stroller ready to go and the minute I held her he lost it. He was screaming and crying and just NOT pleased AT ALL. I had to give her back and rush to console my own baby.
At the same time I know millions of people manage to have two or more kids very close in age and they have a happy family. I am not an only child and neither is my husband so I know it should be o.k., but still, do you feel less “guilty” if your baby is older when you start planning for number two? Or am I the only one that feels some sort of “guilt” even thinking about a having a second baby at this point?
I am definitively not saying it is wrong. Not at all. I am just talking about my own feelings and what works in our family. Besides I don’t know how I would feel in a year or two, when he is more independent and needs me less and less.
If you have more than one child or if you are planning to have a second/third. Was it easy to make the decision to have another child? How many years in between did you wait?