Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Itchy Ovaries

After Isabella was born, amidst the sleepless nights, crying fits (mine and hers), and sheer misery of poop, fussies, and spit up, I would have sworn on a stack of Bibles that I was never having another one...ever. Andy would have agreed with me.

The dreariness of those early days is gone and I'm enjoying being a mother and all that it entails, and I've decided that I definitely want one more baby. Sometimes I think I want to wait a long time, like 3 or 4 years and sometimes I'll see a super cute pregnant lady and my ovaries will twitch and itch a bit and I think more along the lines of sooner.

Ultimately I think it will be on the later side of the spectrum. Maybe 1.5-2.5 years from now. Since I'm nosy and ask a lot of questions, I've noticed that there are two trains of thoughts on when to add to your family: have 'em spaced close together so you can get that unpleasant baby junk over with, because I'm sure we can all admit night wakings and diaper blow outs are zero fun. And then there's the space 'em out thought train that says to get through one and then move on to another.

I understand them both, but find myself in the latter category. I want to enjoy all of Isabella's babyhood with 100% attention. I want to save enough money so that we can move into a bigger house. I'm enjoying our little family too much. I want to be skinny for long enough that I can enjoy it before the ass begins to expand. I don't want to give my husband a heart attack.

So there you have it. I want more kids...well I want another kid, but I'd say its safe for me to pack up those maternity clothes for a while.

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Stephanie said...

So being pregnant I can tell you if I get through this pregnancy I will want to experience my babies "babyhood" 100%!!!! We will wait, and in a few years if we are able to get pregnant again, then we will. It has taken us too long to get to this point, and I need "break" from being "baby crazy" for a while! AND totally get my ass back into hottttt shape!! :)

Bethany said...

I have what could be refered to as CIOS (chronic itchy ovary syndrome)

That being said, my two kids are two years apart and I'd like another. If I got pregnant now my youngest would be almost five when the baby came. I guess that would give me the priviledge of doing it both ways.

I guess I don't really have a preference. Everything (or one) in it's own time.

Jenny said...

Ideally our kids would have been 1.5-2 years apart & well you know how that really worked out for me ;) IF we decide to have another one- we will be wrapping it up and waiting a bit longer.

I have a hard time grasping that this will be the last time I am ever pregnant.

Mrs.F said...

I agree about waiting a while before having another one. I want to enjoy my body again & enjoy watching our first one go through toddlerhood before we go through the newborn stage again.
I still want 4 kids after having 1 so I guess that's a good sign!

Lil'Misa said...

I also have the itchy ovary syndrome. Then Carter cries one night every few hours and I am over it. We will be waiting until he is almost 2 before we entertain the idea of another.

Christine said...

The journey to and through mommyhood is sometimes rough and rocky and everyone paves their own path...mine involves 3 girls born between 2004 and 2007, 2 miscarriages in 2009, and the expectation of another babe in 2 months or so (and have you guessed? It's another girl!) I think this is my last pregnancy so I'm enjoying every minute...and I wouldn't change my path for anything!
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Ruby said...

me tooooo but i think i had it even while i was preggo so i dont know if i just miss being preggo or i really really want another baby lol i have 2 already and can i say they are only 13 months apart .. ya we were quite busy after baby #1 needless to say the itching is gonna be around forever we are so done and by we i mean my body and I lol

melissa said...

Hey! Our babies are about the same age...and my name is Melissa, too! We could write a book about what we have in common. : )

I got pregnant with my second when my daughter was 3. She just turned 4 when the baby was born. People say this is a possibly easier route because the older one can help with the younger. In that respect, it has been. She can dress herself, bring me diapers, and a whole world of things you probably don't even realize the glory of (but one day, when it happens that your daughter starts doing some things herself, it will be like all the sun and stars are shining on you and you will feel so much lighter not bearing full responsibility for EVERYTHING).

HOWEVER, there are other things like school. Their age difference may take you to different schools for each. The older one having been used to being an only child goes through a tough adjustment period whereas a younger child would adapt more quickly. The closer they are in age, the more they will play together.

Regardless, I am dealing with some what of the same. I want to be skinny for a while. Am I even ready for another pregnancy? etc.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love your blog!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I think 1-1/2 to 2 years apart is perfect. Although... my sister and I are 7 years apart and she's always been my best friend!

I just think it's nice when they are close together...

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erin said...

mine are 3 years apart. i think anywhere 1.5-3 years is perfect. you are able to fully enjoy your baby before the next one comes. plus i think toting around a 1 year old and a newborn would be next to impossible! i have a hard enough time with a 3 year old and a newborn.

Truthful Mommy said...

Love it! I think we all get those itchy ovaries:) Following back from Friday follow!

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