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Will the broodiness for a third child go away?
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puppylovey · 05/08/2022 07:46

I have 2 DC, 5 and 1. DH and I have agreed that we will stick at 2. My head is full of all the reasons why this is the best idea. I don't deal well with lack of sleep and I also need a lot of quiet time and I'm pretty sensitive and get overwhelmed, so that's hard enough as it is with 2 children.
I want to have good quality time with them, and am already feeling the guilt for my 5 year old during the summer holidays that I can't just take him here there and everywhere as obviously not everything is suitable for the 1 year old.
But I just have this weird overwhelming broodiness. Will it go away???

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Havanawinter · 05/08/2022 12:49

I feel the same. I have an almost 5 year old and a 1 year old. Ever since my youngest was born I’ve been overwhelmed with broodiness for a third. My DH doesn’t want another which I respect and don’t try to change his mind over. But I can’t shake the feeling. I’m like you in a lot of ways; I really value my own time and become overwhelmed by all the noise and mess that comes with two young children. I still can’t shake the feeling that our family isnt complete and someone is missing. I have two boys and everyone assumes it’s because I want a girl, but it’s not that. I don’t know what “it” is. I don’t have an answer for you but if it provides you with any comfort, you’re not alone.

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MyNameIsMarya · 05/08/2022 09:05

Just give it some time, maybe it's temporary. If the feeling stays, talk to your DH about it.

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Hazelthecat · 05/08/2022 07:51

I'm the same. I find my lovely dc so exhausting but I'm still really broody.

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