How long did it take you to decide you wanted more kids? Maybe you didn’t even have to think about it because you got surprises along the way? Kendall is now just 5 months away from her THIRD Birthday (WHAT?!?) and she still doesn’t have a baby sibling. My husband and I have talked about it on and off since Kendall was born. We even set months when we planned on trying. Those months came and went because of overly busy schedules and now we have an 8-year-old and an almost 3-year-old.
I always said if we were to have a third I wanted it really close to Kendall so then ALL 3 kids would be at school during the day at the same time, not 2 gone and the baby home. If I had a baby now I wouldn’t get that because baby would be 2 when Kendall and Makenna were at school so I’d have 3 more years of waiting because being able to work in peace during the day.
I know it sounds silly but that is the main reason I don’t think I want anymore kids. At least it’s such an issue that probably won’t get in the way of anything.
I do miss the maternity clothes and shopping for baby though. Looking at all the must-have baby gear like strollers, car seats, cribs. Finally meeting your little bundle and never wanting to let go… forgetting about all the stupid reasons you didn’t want a baby in the first place. Yeah, I miss that.
What I won’t miss is maternity swimwear. I was pregnant with Kendall during the horribly gross hot season here in Florida so there was no covering up for me. I wouldn’t hide my growing fat arms under cute 3/4 length shirts or sweaters. Nope, I had to wear tank tops or I would die from heat and we were also at the pool a lot. In this picture I was about 30 weeks here and HUGE.
I wish I looked like this in a maternity swimsuit and then I would love to wear them but nope, I get huge very early on. I hate all you woman who are tiny and still make clothes look good while you’re pregnant.
Disclosure: This is a partnered post. This mama might need to start saving up for another baby so I gotta work.