Friday, August 13, 2010

Pregnancy: Round II?

I don’t know if I can do this shit again. J and I love the idea of tons of kids running around and having our own little gaggle of children following us (me) around. Turns out, you have to get pregnant to do that. Okay, well technically you don’t have to get fat/pregnant again to have more kids but I would much rather be forced into sex a few times and play the pregnancy card the rest of the time than take my chances with not having the fallback pregnant person excuses to save me. But that’s just me, one of the few preggos that can’t get enough not having sex.

The Hubster and I cannot figure out how we’ve made it this far with Jilly. Poor guy. He probably didn’t expect exactly how crazy hormones can make your once sane partner. I know I didn’t think I would be whipping milk at the floor or crying about not getting a Babycook. Then again, he doesn’t have to look at stretch marks or rub ointment on my hemorrhoids (the last one’s was a one night only performance) or hear me bitch about heartburn. Really, it could be worse. Still, I may not get so lucky next time and I don’t know if I’m willing to take my chances with having to deal with morning sickness again. That was the real bitch.

I’m totally okay with just Jilly, I was an only child and I’m not that big of a freak because of it. I’m a little stubborn and opinionated but the jury is still out on where all that comes from. But when your husband comes from a family of five children, he seems to think one nugget is not normal. Like being a total puss because you have sibling issues is normal? It’s a whore a piece. (P.S. – Everyone has it wrong, it’s not a horse, it’s a whore)

J is still banking on finding a pregnancy camp but if that weren’t an option, I think he would still knock me up again and just keep his fingers crossed. I guess I could pop out another nugget. The help around the house would be nice and I think I can figure that I can use the children to acquire more pets.

Are you going to be/stay a threesome? Are you planning on a large family or do you have multiple kidlets? Was being pregnant easier the second or third time around?

10 comments:

KT said...

All of my friends say that having one kid doesn't change your life too much. It's adding a second one that does. That being sad, I would think that we are going to try for two. We both come from two-kid households, so that is what is "normal" for us.

Sarah said...

8 weeks ago I had my third baby boy in two an a half years. I wouldn't say it was harder or easier the second/third time around. There were some things that were harder, some things that were easier. I will say for sure though, that each pregnancy goes by so much faster than the previous one. :) My husband is from a family of 3 kids and I am one of 4 kids. We may or may not have one more. Time will tell!

Brandi said...

Our ideal (now, while we have zero, we'll see how it changes after one) is between 2-3. But we plan to adopt. I'm hormonal enough without pregnancy anyway. If we decide to go the whole biological route at all, I'm only doing one pregnancy.

BUT, you have yet to see how completely adorable Jilly is. Just wait, you'll think she's worth a few hemorrhoids. And if she is, a little brother or sister will be too.

Jenna said...

I think that once baby #1 isn't so little anymore, and your memories of the 1st pregnancy have gotten all hazy, another pregnancy doesn't seem so bad if it gets you back to the snuggly baby phase ;] I believe they call that baby fever. Only time will tell if you're susceptible to it or not!

That said, I was an only child, and I don't know about you but I've always felt like I was sorta cheated out of this huge piece of life that other people experience (having siblings, that is). My husband and his sisters are SO close and I know I felt I had missed out on something, not having siblings, so unless nature keeps me from it, I think I really want my kids to have that experience.

Mama Bub said...

Being pregnant wasn't easier the second time around, but with the second pregnancy you're so busy with the first child that you don't have enough time to think about all of the ways in which the pregnancy sucks.

JC said...

We are trying to figure out when/if #2 will happen. Originally I wanted a gaggle and then thought about feeding and clothing them ... college ... ALL of them moving back home after college ... and so far we are happy with just H! But the hubs is talking to H about his brother or sister. WHAT??? As far as I know I am not expecting in the next 9mo! If we do have #2 it will be within 3 years of H. Anyway, we are hanging onto everything just in case - and running out of room in the meantime! H's pregnancy was super easy so I hope #2 is just as peachy!

Oph said...

We hope to have 2-4. S wants 3 but I don't know how I feel about popping out three kiddos. We want to adopt though so maybe 2 biological and 1 or 2 adopted? Depends on circumstances when the time comes considering we aren't expecting. I def. do not want an only child, I want a larger family!I am banking when the time comes that after the first one is older, the pain and stuff of pregnancy/delivery will have become fuzzy like peopole say. Besides Miss Jillian's cuteness could make you want to do it again in a couple/few years!

Kelli said...

We've always wanted 2 kids for sure, with 3 being negotiable. Pregnancy was easy for me - I wasn't sick at all and I didn't even get swollen or uncomfortable until the very end. It's the recovery and figuring out what the hell you're doing and never sleeping and crying because you can't make your baby stop crying that takes a toll on you. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I had no idea it would be this hard to be a mom. Aiden is super cute and he'll grow out of being so fussy and restless, but until then it's hard to imagine doing this again on purpose. Ask me again in a few years...

Alecia said...

While I was pregnant and about a week after labor I was fine with only having 1 kid. Now 6 weeks later with my wonderful little daughter... I'm back at wanting a big family (4 kids). Something with these crazy hormones... the pregnancy and labor has already gotten hazy and doesn't seem that bad anymore.

Kristin said...

I just had my first baby a month ago, and so far I only want one more. I really don't want to be pregnant again though, the delivery and everything wasn't that bad, I just do not like being pregnant. But I was an only child except for stepsisters from when my mom remarried. Being an only child myself makes me want to have at least two kids, because I thought being an only child sucked and was boring. And I always wished I had a brother or sister who had the same mom and dad as me. So pretty much on one side I want to have at least two kids, but I don't want to be pregnant again. Guess we'll see what happens, I'll probably end up pregnant a couple more times but I WILL NOT like it.

 

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