So the heat is on me to have another. DS will be turning 3 in 3 months and I keep getting the "it's time for him to have a brother/sister".
Most of my in laws had their kids within 18 months of each other. I keep getting warned that if I wait too long to have another, DS will be too old to bond with her and they won't be close. I have no idea personally because I only have half siblings that were born a whole decade later (I think it was more of the fact that we lived 120 miles from each other that caused a bonding problem though lol)
Some days I want to get on having a baby like yesterday. They're mainly emotional reasons. I want a little girl. I miss being pregnant. I see DS kiss his little teddy bears and call them babies and I would just melt to see him do that to a real baby.
The reasons I would love to wait another year....or 4.... are what quite a few people in my life call "over thinking". We both just re-started our careers a year (me) and six months (DH) ago and we need to get a little more settled in. We're broke. I have quite a few debts from the jobless days that I'm trying to pay off and at this point we can't afford daycare but at the same time make too much money to be eligible for Head Start (another baby would shift those numbers, but I'm not a baby-for-benefits kinda girl). Our apartment is a shoebox. Our car is a piece of......doo doo. We have a very old and angry chihuahua who can't take too much change right now.The list goes on and on.
I don't know.... I may just be thinking out loud (kinda). But I do have a somewhat related question....
Has anyone ever done Natural Family Planning? I was on the pill before but I think I'm finally letting all the religious talk about artificial contraceptives get to me (we're Catholic, but I'm the only one who practices and I also work at a Catholic School so I'm getting hit on the head with it everyday). Does it work? Is it some scheme from the Vatican to get us all pregnant? I would like to try it to clear my conscience about the whole manner but I think I'll just say a couple extra Hail Marys if it's just a bunch of hooey.