For anyone that read my birth story, you might know that 7 months ago I had our daughter Lucy after a 6 day induction that lead to a c-section. Literally moments after Lucy was born, my temperature had dropped so low from the anesthesia, that they had to wrap my entire head and upper body with warm blankets to help get it back up. It was in those moments, and after everything else that I had experienced throughout pregnancy , that my wife turned to me, kissed me, and said “we aren’t doing this again”. And I could not have agreed more. And yet, here we are…7 months later, with the most precious baby girl, and the newfound baby fever that has struck us like lightning.
My wife has been a little more on board about a second child since Lucy was probably about a month old, but I couldn’t bring myself to accept the idea. In fact, everything about having just one child intrigued me. To start, financially, we would save money by having just one child. Next, the idea was intriguing simply because I was one of five children in my family. But also, travel would be easier, we can offer more experiences and opportunities, simply going to the grocery store is easier,etc. etc. But as of recently, I can’t help but think I can’t possibly rob Lucy of the experience of having a sibling. I know I personally lean on my siblings a TON. I love having siblings.
One of my biggest hesitations about starting for a second child, has been my wife’s work schedule. Her schedule has been a bit wonky throughout our entire relationship, leaving me to do a majority of parenting solo throughout the week. I want her on a new shift before making the leap. With new hope of that wish actually coming true, I think the idea of adding another little has ignited quite the desire.
Here are some photos of Lucy, whom I am certain will make an INCREDIBLE big sister one day!
For those of you that have more than one kiddo, at what age did you try for your second?