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So broody - someone please talk me down!

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RockChick1984 Tue 04-Oct-11 00:28:49

I've got a 6 month old, dh has always wanted to have a big family but I never felt the need to before. Since having ds I've realised how much I love being a mum, and have decided I want more children. Over the last few weeks I've become hopelessly broody, however it's really not practical for us to have another baby yet.

We live in an upstairs flat, 2 bedroom but the 2nd bedroom is tiny, and our room only just fitted our bed and a Moses basket. We don't have a lift so no idea how I could get 2 small children up and down the 2 flights of stairs safely. Finances are going to be tight anyway as we don't have a high income.... There's so many good reasons why we can't have another baby yet....

But it's not stopping me wanting one! Is this normal? Do other people feel like this? I've never in my life felt broody before, I think I just need talking down from this!

lizzie83 Tue 04-Oct-11 09:28:57

I know exactly how you feel. I have a two year old and am desperate have another one but partner doesn't want one yet.I find myself bugging him which I know doesn't help. I just find it really hard especially that it seems all of our friends are all having their second babies now. Anyway, realise this message doesn't help you but at least you know you are not the only one.

milkyjo Tue 04-Oct-11 10:20:37

Yep! I have a 9.5 month old and he's a handful but I'm so broody! You really have to weigh up the pros and cons and think about your sanity, would you really be able to cope with two very small children? You might be able to, but it depends on the personalities of your children. It would be impractical for me to have another one so soon as DS is a 'high needs' baby, I can't ever leave the room he is in for one second, except when he has a nap. You have to let your head rule your heart in this situation. I try not to think about it and distract myself. It doesn't help that everyone around me is giving birth and I am meeting lots of newborn babies!

Before we tried for our first I did the weighing up etc. as I like to plan things and be organised, it would have been perfect if we had waited and I had undertaken a course at work, got a promotion and then got pregnant. But instead, I got a new job closer to home, got pregnant then at 7 months went back to my old work as I hated the new job, then moved house at 37 weeks pregnant and had DS two weeks later! Sorry, I'm waffling but my point is, it doesn't matter what other people say or even if the cons massively outweigh the pros, if you really want something then nothing is going to stop you from getting it! Unless you have really really strong willpower!

I find that when I am ovulating I'm more broody, then at other times of the month I think, jees what a stupid idea, another baby?

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