To be honest, I am enjoying the "family of three" situation I have going on at the moment. My son is a 2-year-old toddler, I'm a working mom, my partner is going to school, and we have found a great balance between our family goals, personal goals, and professional goals. While we've talked about having another baby (and tried, briefly, before I suffered a miscarriage) I'm not too sure I'm ready for our family to grow. I have, however, noticed the subtle signs my kid's trying to tell me to get busy and make him a sibling. I must say, I'm not about it, you guys. In fact, I'm slightly convinced my pseudo mother-in-law sent him on a super secret mission to infiltrate my subconscious and make another baby happen sooner, rather than later.
It's not that I don't like the idea of another baby, because I do. I think my son would be an incredible older sibling, and I like the idea of a family of four, in theory. However, and this is something I refuse to feel guilty about, I'm not sure how the introduction of another baby into our lives would affect my romantic relationship, my career, or my ability to continue to invest in my self care. My toddler, on the other hand, doesn't seem to give a damn. Lately he's been dropping hints that not only does he want a little baby to "call his own," but he wants one now.
Sure, the whole "how to make a baby" thing is lost on him, so I'm convinced he doesn't really understand that he can't just wish a baby into existence. This will be a long process, kid. Still, thanks to the following signs, it's pretty damn obvious the kid is ready to be a sibling. Ugh.