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Not to want a second baby?

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annK Mon 20-Jul-09 12:46:32

I'm 38 years-old, DH is 32. It took me 4,5 years of miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy, hormones etc to finally have my DS.

Found out lately that DH mental age is actually that of an adolescent: no help in the house, goes out every Friday with mates (comes back at 6am) and basically, lives as if still a bachellor.

I work full time from home and am a mother/wife/house slave fulltime, with not a minute to myself.

I am torn because I've no energy/enthusiasm for a second baby, but I worry my DS will feel lonely in the world (am an expat in Europe and DH family is a nitemare)...

AIBU not to want any more babies?

Thunderduck Mon 20-Jul-09 12:47:57


There's nothing wrong with having or being an only child.

Haribosmummy Mon 20-Jul-09 12:49:27


Your DS will be fine as an only child.

paddingtonbear1 Mon 20-Jul-09 12:53:23

yanbu. I've never wanted a 2nd child and my dh is far more helpful than yours!
dd has occasionally said she would like a sibling but I don't think she understood that they would be a baby first, and therefore unable to play with her. The age difference if I even got pg now would be 7 years.
I am an only child myself, it's not all bad. Our families don't leave near either, but we do have friends we meet with regularly (they have kids too).

HeadFairy Mon 20-Jul-09 13:01:28

YANBU but I'd think you need to deal with your dh's behaviour too IMO

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