Post # 16
My Dear Daughter is 2.5 and only in the past couple months have I truly gotten that TTC feeling back. Before that, it was just so hard. I don’t know how old you are but maybe waiting another 1/2 year or full year would help you feel more ready. Don’t rush yourself.
Post # 17
AOriver : Oh so true! So many parents have this idealized notion of how sibling relationships will be if they keep having kids, just based on their experience of loneliness if they’re an only child or friendship if they were close to their sibling(s). I was close with my brother for about the first 5 years. Then things got horrible and our relationship is one of the primary reasons it took me FOREVER to even want a single child.
OP, I don’t think you’re crazy to have more than one child, but it doesn’t sound to me like you’re ready to have more than one. I would definitely not pursue another if it were me, just in case I wanted another one later. I’d rather be sure on my course and enjoy the moment instead of just grasping at past dreams because I didn’t think I’d be “X, Y, Z”.