Will I Know When My Baby Days Are Over?

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As a child I would forever be creating families in whatever game I played. They would always be big families too. Not quite the Radford family but you get the picture! Then in the throes of the baby days that completely changed. I wasn’t even sure I’d have another.

But then S became a toddler and L joined our family. Things completely changed!

I know that I am 99% sure I am not done having children. Some days I want to wait until both girls are at school, others I want a really small age gap! So I have no definite plans to extend our family at the moment I just have this feeling that my baby days aren’t over yet!

I cannot imagine never feeling a baby of mine, move around inside me. Or never visiting the midwife again!

I cannot imagine never preparing for our new arrival! Or having that euphoric feeling when my baby is placed in my arms for the first time.

I cannot imagine never feeling that pride as I walk out those hospital doors with a tiny, squished up baby. Or introducing my new bundle to the rest of the family!

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One thing I do know is that I will 100% be team yellow if we are lucky enough to have a ‘next time’. Whilst I would be happy to be a girl Mumma all over again I don’t want to feel that initial prang of disappointment again. Plus if it is the last time then I want James to announce the gender to me!

So I guess what I’m asking is.. will I ever know when my baby days are over?

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23 Comments

  1. It’s a really strange one. Before I fell pregnant I always saw uS having loads of children (4/5), but as I struggled through the first &a second trimesters I started to think this might be my only little one. now that this pregnancy is coming to an end I have definitely opened back up to having at least another one. We shall see!

  2. Our baby days are definitely not over but it’s just not happening for us 🙁
    Good luck if you decide your days aren’t over either 🙂

  3. See we have said no more, but now my youngest is turning 2 , like you I cant accept never being pregnant again, breast feeding etc. So I’ve not ruled it out…one day….maybe?!? Good luck with your next. Yvadney x

  4. There was a time when I didn’t think that I’d ever feel done. We were still in the never say never camp after we had our fourth baby. I couldn’t imagine never having another baby! In time though, we reached a point where we decided that we were done with babies and couldn’t be happier with the family we have. When you know, you know!

  5. I’m not sure if you ever know. I would say we are done but there is this 0.1% of me that isn’t sure

  6. Totally relate to this in that I don’t think my baby days are over. I don’t mind gender-wise what baby I have, I just love being a mum so much I can’t imagine not having another. I think you’ll know when the time feels right xx

  7. I don’t think I’ll ever stop missing the kicks and I’m gutted I’ll never give birth again, but I know we’re done. In different circumstances I’d have wanted another two, but now that we’ve made the decision I look at the four of us and feel excited that this is us forever now. I do know what you mean though, I think you ‘know’ when the desire not to have more outweighs the desire to have more xx

  8. I think when people around you are having babies and you don’t feel even a little bit broody you know you’re done. I love it when friends have babies because I can have the squishy cuddles and none of the bad stuff ha x
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  9. I might want two after D & that’s 100% it. Okay, I say that now but who knows when the time comes haha.

  10. I really resonate with this Amy, I feel exactly the same. Sometimes, like recently when we travelled abroad I thought ‘Oh there is no way I want another, it would be seriously hard work’ but then I think oh gosh I totally don’t want this baby to be our last, I want another newborn, another pregnancy and another addition. (I think) We’ll probably have one more in the future.
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  11. I have always said that I didn’t want children and that changed because I had Jess once this happened I said I didn’t want her to be an only child which meant I had to have another one at some stage in the future. Now my partner has said that he would possibly like 3. I personally think that 3 is when most people feel done because that is the limit of having to change everything like a bigger car and house.

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