I never expected I'd feel this way, but since DDs arrival I feel like I've aged 10 years. At 30, we are still only the second couple in our social circle to have a baby... so it's not like we were slow off the mark in relation to our friends.
In theory, the possibility of a second child was always there, but only 10 weeks in to our experience as first time parents, and I'm thinking, "I feel too old to go through all this a second time!".
Physically, I don't feel like myself again yet. I hurt all over from where I had to overcompensate for my ouchy nether regions when getting up or sitting down those first few weeks (I've had a preview of what it's going to be like when I'm 80 - and me no likey). I also feel perpetually sleep-deprived.
At this point I just can't imagine going through pregnancy and labour and the (very) newborn stage all over again, especially with the added presence of DD who would likely be toddler-age.
Does anyone else feel this way, and do you think this feeling of physical exhaustion and being "old" will eventually go away long enough to conceive a second baby? I'm wondering if how I currently feel is going to end-up determining whether or not DH and I are "one and done". Hrm...