The question I'm asking myself lately is...
When am I READY to get pregnant again???? hmmmm, it's a question only I can answer.
I do know I want more kids, but the thought of getting pregnant again, isn't sounding too appealing to me.
When I first started thinking about having kids, I had it all planned out. I was going to have 5 kids, get pregnant every 6 months after giving birth, and I'd get pregnant on the first try of course, what does ovulating have anything to do with it? I'd have them all natural, no drugs. I was going to have a girl, then a boy, then girl, boy, girl. They'd all be close together in age, I'd get the pregnancies over with fast, be a young mom, my babies would all sleep through the night in their own beds, I'd nurse them all for a year, they'd only eat organic food and NO sugar, potty training would be a sinch, I'd homeschool them all, and we'd just be one big ol' happy family.
If only things could be so perfect.
It took me 5 months to get pregnant with Lily, I lasted about 30 minutes of contractions before calmly requesting the epidural, or ANY sort of drug they had to offer. I was only able to nurse her for seven months. She never slept through the night OR in her own bed until she was 3. When she turned 6 months there was NO WAY IN H*** I was going to get pregnant again. She turned one, still not ready, turned 2, potty training was a disaster, even MORE not ready, turned 2 1/2, and FINALLY feeling somewhat ready for the next baby. Took 7 months to get pregnant with Oliver, which I was totally OKAY with, since I was scared out of my mind, wondering how on earth I was going to handle having TWO kids. WHAT? That's insane, TWO kids? Delivery went fine, except the epidural stopped working just in time for me to start pushing out an almost 10 pound baby.
So here I am now, with two kids, somehow managing day by day. Oliver's sleeping through the night and in his crib. So do I feel ready????
Um, not at the moment, but my plan is to GET ready by the end of summer.
So, there it is everyone!
Not sure how long it will take to get pregnant this time around, so that's why we decided to start trying a little sooner than last time.
So, since I'm going to be back in maternity clothes possibly this fall or winter, I thought I'd start looking into some cute clothes to mentally prepare myself for the 9 months of absolute BLISS :) :)
When you're pregnant there's nothing better than finding something cute AND comfortable to wear. AND GETTING TO USE A COUPON CODE IS EVEN BETTER!!!. Moody Mama's was kind enough to offer all my reader friends a coupon code, a 30% off discount. Use this code: MMDiscount, at Moody Mamas (www.moodymamas.com).
I thought these shirts were so cute and would be great baby shower gifts.
Here's a little information copied from the site.
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