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Should we try for another, or get a puppy?!

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onelittletreasure Fri 18-Sep-09 13:58:57

DD is coming up 21 months. I found the first 6 months or so nothing short of very hard work, and am now just enjoying being with her and looking after her every day. Have not gone back to work and have no desire to.

At the point where everyone we know is having a second. Should we? On the one hand I think it would be nice for my girl, but then to go through it all over again.... ugh!

DH wants a puppy.

What to do?

morethanyoubargainfor Fri 18-Sep-09 14:01:40

puppy would win my vote everytime! grin
and lucky for me my ds would vote for a puppy too!

notimetotidy Fri 18-Sep-09 14:31:27

We got a puppy and a kitten (two years apart though!) - just one set of university fees in 8 years time

Mutt Fri 18-Sep-09 14:39:45

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Mutt Fri 18-Sep-09 14:41:44

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Drusilla Fri 18-Sep-09 14:45:27

Another one for puppy I could have written your post and decided to get a puppy when I realized that I had 10 times as much enthusiasm for that as having another child!

clumsymum Fri 18-Sep-09 14:47:44

Definately a puppy.

We love ds deeply and passionately, but even with just him we sometimes look at each other and say "why didn't we just get another dog?".smile

SignoraRubyrubyruby Fri 18-Sep-09 14:49:20

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stealthsquiggle Fri 18-Sep-09 14:50:11

Puppy - it doesn't exclude the other option later.

FWIW, DS was 2.5 before I even started thinking about another, and we ended up with a 4 year gap, which works really really well smile.

zenlikecalm Fri 18-Sep-09 14:58:46

Can I send my dds back and just keep the puppy?

Takver Fri 18-Sep-09 15:49:47

Puppy - but I would wait a year or so myself until your dd is old enough to really appreciate it and also her friends are less likely to be overly enthusiastic when playing & pull tail/ears etc (easy to teach your dd what is appropriate, but harder when you have loads of visiting tinies).
And what stealthsquiggle says, no reason you can't have both if you change your mind!

Lapsedrunner Sun 18-Oct-09 21:15:10


ChilloHippi Sun 18-Oct-09 21:23:59

My DS is now three. We did plan to have more, but now feel that we stick with one and will get a puppy. Maybe it's me being selfish, but I've seen so many people struggle with two and I don't want that to be me. I know I would struggle.

Adryath Mon 19-Oct-09 12:01:16

This is funny!

I never for one minute questioned the wisdom of my decision to stick with just one child but I waver on an almost daily basis about whether or not to get another cat!!

Bensmum76 Thu 22-Oct-09 08:02:12

Hi all. Hubbie and I have been going through the exact same thing! We were TTC about a month ago then it hit me that I may not actually want to go through it all again. My DS turned two yesterday and life is beginning to become easier and I wonder if I'd want to go back to the sleepless nights etc again (although DS slept through from 5 weeks and was a very 'easy' baby). I am trying to convince hubbie to get a dog/cat instead!

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