Recently, Hubs and I have been playing around with the idea of having another baby. I'm not sure how I feel about it really, yet. But it's definitely looking like it's going to happen sooner rather than later.
I think what I want with this blog is to be as open and honest as I can be, and that means talking about the stressors of another child vs the positives. I feel, personally, that if we had another boy we'd be golden. We have so many clothes from NB - 2T, shoes, toys etc. We'd only really need new bottles and soothers, and new baby monitors.
But with a girl, we'd need to buy clothes all brand new, which can be a financial strain. I'm also afraid of having a colicky baby, since Beans pregnancy and newborn stage was all wonderful, that we wouldn't get lucky twice. There's an old wives tale that one baby is an angel, and super easy, and one baby is difficult. Usually you get a good one first to lure you into breeding more, which I would like to believe is fake, but I can certainly see why that would lure you in because it's starting to get that way for me.
Though, we've really been playing with the idea. Bean is showing signs of being a wonderful older brother. He's gentle, loving and kind. He shares his soothers with his toys, and shares his toys with the dog. He's gentle with everything he touches, and ridiculously kind. We have no fear that a new baby would be well cared for and beloved by Bean.
I think that, for me personally, the only thing that could hold me back is that I'm afraid that Bean will actually get very jealous, or my pregnancy will be complicated, or I have another c-section (because the first one was so much fun).
But, we really want two, we've always wanted to have two, and it seems like the cards are in the right places to have a second. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. On the plus side, it's nice to be able to afford a second child, because some people really struggle to.
Today's Song of The Day
Chlorine by Twenty One Piolets
From our world, to yours
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