“Are you planning to have another baby soon?”
Now that Emma has turned one, I have gotten an increased number of inquiries about when my “next baby” might be born. Wow. I thought I still had plenty of time to get used to having one baby in the house, but the more I look around, the more I realize a lot of women have babies 2 years apart.
So, here’s my question for the moms and dads out there. How far apart are your kids, and do you think it works well for your family? Do the kids get along well? Or for those who have one child — what are the pros and cons of stopping after one?
My husband grew up with two older brothers, and I had two much older sisters. However, I didn’t have much of a relationship with my sisters. I think I want Emma to have someone to play with and confide in as she gets older — but I also see a lot of advantages to having an only child. This is going to come as a major shock to many of you, but I did not “like” being pregnant. I did not enjoy losing control of my body/weight gain/etc. Soooo, I am certainly not in any big rush to get pregnant again. A potential second pregnancy would be about wanting a sibling for Emma.
I am truly curious about your opinions because I have not heard this topic discussed much. I know there are so many factors, but for the kids’ sake — what seems to work well?