When Liam was first born I often said, "I am NEVER having another baby ever again." I just wasn't prepared for the crying, the sleepless nights, the physical and emotional pain. I couldn't imagine going through all of that all over again. There was no way.
But now, almost ten months later, I think it wasn't so bad. It was definitely a difficult few months to start off with but it doesn't last. It gets easier. Eventually you and your baby get to know each other and find your groove. And I can't help but think, "I'd really like a second baby."
It won't be any time soon! Lord willing. I still need time to recuperate. I think it will be a few years before Alex and I start trying for another baby, but I definitely want another. I think Liam would be a fantastic big brother. How cute to see him in that role.
I would also love love love to have a baby girl. I love my boy. I feel so blessed to have a son. I see so much opportunity and love in our future. But having a daughter would be so very special. Frilly dresses, lunch/shopping dates, mani/pedis...
Whatever happens, happens. God knows the right timing and the right gender. For now I will enjoy the happy and healthy boy who is already in my life.
When did you know you were ready for another baby? Or are you not there yet? Or maybe you're fine with "one and done"?