How To Tell If You’re Ready For Another Baby.

Something I always knew I wanted, more than one child.

But when you have your first, you get so caught up in it all, it’s hard to tell when you might be ready for another one.

I always assumed I would want my children closer to three years apart. When you first bring home a newborn all those fantasies about having another child so soon kind of go up in flames with your exhaustion and tears.

But then they grow up and they get cute and their own personality and they start to get a little bit more independent and the thoughts start creeping in…

I could totally do that all over again, am I ready!?

I think I first knew I was ready to have another child when the thought of seeing those two pink lines on a pregnancy test didn’t make me want to run for the hills.

So if you haven’t guessed by now.. we are expecting our second child!

My son is turning 2 in July so he will be about 2 1/2 when this new little bundle is born.

I remember having so much anxiety at first thinking of having two children…now don’t get me wrong I still have anxiety but there was a time when I was like…how would I even be able to do it?

You get so worried about how another baby will impact your marriage, your wallet, your home life and it’s scary. I know we have all felt it.

But a few things have changed since those first anxiety filled thoughts on having a second child and I thought I would share them with you today, because that’s what we are here for always! Being honest and sharing our thoughts.

When my husband and I started talking about it.

I knew for sure when my husband started bringing up a second child as well. Once he is on board with something it’s usually a go! It makes me feel so much better knowing we both were ready again and have my partner on board with tackling two kiddos together!

When the thought of being pregnant didn’t scare me anymore.

I remember being so nervous one day when I missed my period when my son was just turning 1. My anxiety was going crazy, and when I got that negative test I was happy. Fast forward, almost a year later and when my period would be off when I would see that one line, I felt disappointment. At that point, I knew I was at least ready to try again.

You’re ready for your baby, not to be the baby anymore.

I struggle with this still. I’m so attached to my little man and sometimes it makes me sad knowing he won’t be my only baby anymore. Don’t feel guilty thinking that. But realize your heart will grow instantly with your new little ones arrival.

You have blacked out labor from the first time.

Sounds weird I know but so true! It’s not fresh in your mind anymore. For me, of course I remember everything about my labor but the pain is definitely blacked out. Which makes the thought of another child way less traumatizing!

You want another baby.

Of course this is the most important reason to be ready! You want another bundle of joy and the thought of it makes you so excited! Of course we will always be nervous but the excitement wins out in feelings and that’s what matters most.

We are so excited for this new journey of bringing another little one into our lives. And I am beyond excited to see my little man as a big brother!

Thank you as always for reading!

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24 thoughts on “How To Tell If You’re Ready For Another Baby.”

  1. Love your happy outlook and congratulations on the equally happy news! Thank you for sharing the thoughts that primed the way for your readiness for baby number two. Loved watching the worries slip away and be replaced by eagerness.
    No age gap is the ‘perfect’ age gap between kids, but I am about two years older than my brother too. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations on this exciting and happy news! Thank you for sharing these tell signs, being ready for another baby is a must before taking such an important life step.

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  3. I’ve got a 10 month old and I know I’m not ready yet. But I do think we’ll have at least one more. The memories of labour are finally fading. But I’m not ready for my baby to stop being my baby. It scares me how grown up she is already.

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  4. Congratulations! This Is so lovely. I’ve always wanted two kids especially since my own family has always been just my gran and I, so I want to start my own big family. Luckily my partners family is huge haha so I’m marrying into one. I’d still love another child though.

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  5. Congratulations on your pregnancy! My daughter is also turning 2 in July, and I know I want to have a second child in the future. But it still feels to early for me. I love being a mother, but the whole experience has also been overwhelming to me and I’d like our daughter to be a little more independent before we go for it. This post was really helpful, thanks for sharing. ❤️

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    1. It is so overwhelming that’s for sure!! Them being more independent is definitely a huge plus! Thank you so much for the congratulations and reading my post! ❤️


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