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princesscallie Sat 23-May-20 15:19:09

Hi all
Just looking for some thoughts on the following. I am happily married with 2 kids ages 4 and 7. We are both 35. Have been together for 15 years. My husband has always said he doesnt want any more kids which I am okay with. I am enjoying spending time together as a family since lockdown started as we are both working from home. Kids are easy minded and are best friends so play together lots. We are getting to do lots of exercise and I am enjoying doing alot of running and I finally feel good in my body! However I have this longing for another baby and it wont go away. To be honest I've spent alot of time weighing up the pros and cons and my head says no but my heart says different. So I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me when will this longing go away? Or will it? Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.

peajotter Sat 23-May-20 20:11:53

I had a third when mine were 5 and 8. It is really hard work. I’m struggling being back at the toddler phase and dealing with nappies, when the older ones are finally big enough to do proper stuff.

I can’t tell you when the longing will go, but I can agree with your head! I think it’s easy to romanticise the baby years. Maybe once lockdown is over you could look after a friend’s toddler for a day to remind yourself how unrelenting it is! We were both wanting a third and we’re struggling, so you both need to be totally on board to go back to that stage in your lives.

RandomMess Sat 23-May-20 20:19:24

Yep borrow some toddlers... you will be knackered!

Longing for a baby is hormones, nature's way because of course so many children didn't survive!

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