Babies are a tornado of dirty diapers, sleepless nights, and an endless responsibility that can turn your world upside down. Still, and despite all that, becoming a parent was the best thing I ever did and I would love to do all over again. That's why I'm, personally, not a "one and done" mom. Instead, I have more than a few reasons why I can't wait to have another baby.
Sure, I guess there are more than a few reasons not to have a second child. I worry that we might not have enough time, energy, or attention leftover for our first child if I bring a newborn into the mix. I must admit I'ma little afraid my partner and I won't love the new baby as much as we love our son (although I am pretty sure hearts expand exponentially). Of course, there are concerns about the costs,too, because children are very expensive and if you have a second child you are committing to being a bit poorer for a bit longer. Plus, now that my son is a 3-year-old toddler and more independent, I'm not needed as much as I used to be. In other words, having a new baby will mean less freedom for me.
Still, despite all these concerns I know that I cant wait to have another baby. While I'm not pregnant now (before my friends and family start sending me frantic messages) I do know that I want another baby at some point and, hopefully, I will be able to expand my family without a hitch when that time does eventually arrive.