The Great Baby #2 Debate | The Momma Diaries

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Great Baby #2 Debate

For starters, "No, I am not pregnant."  However, I'd be lying if I said the thought of baby #2 hasn't been on my mind lately. 

You see, originally our so-called plan was to space our children two years apart.  Umm, that would mean we would already have two kids considering Lincoln is 2 years and almost 4 months old.  That plan obviously went out the window.  When it was time to make those decisions, I wasn't ready.   

I wasn't ready because I was having a huge struggle with my panic disorder.  There was no way I could even consider taking on a pregnancy with that high of an anxiety level.  I wasn't ready because my Dad was waiting for a liver transplant, and that was putting a lot of stress on me.  The thought of being pregnant and having to go through that emotional roller coaster scared me.  The unknowing scared me.  I didn't know when or even if my father would ever get his transplant.  Thankfully, that has at least finally happened.

And to be completely honest with you, I wasn't ready because I didn't want to give up that precious one on one time with my first baby, my sweet boy Lincoln.  Let's face it.  Baby #2 will never get the attention I was able to give to Lincoln.  Sure I will love him or her just as much, but it will be different.  So I figured, why rush it?

Jared and I made a new plan.  We decided to wait until things in our lives [hopefully] settled down a bit.  And in the meantime, we'd soak up this precious time with our boy. 

Currently, we're thinking to start TTC at some point this summer.  That would make Lincoln around 3 1/2 or so by the time baby #2 makes its arrival. 

We've always known we wanted more than one child.  I have a younger brother and I cannot imagine my life without him.  I really hope for Lincoln to have that sort of relationship and strong bond with his sibling. 

If we wait for "the perfect time," essentially we'll be waiting forever.  We are going to have to take the plunge eventually.  And while the unknown might be scary, it will be worth it.  Everything will just fall into place.

So, I'm starting to get a bit excited about this new adventure we'll be embarking upon in a few short months.  And.........

I bought baby #2's nursery bedding already.

Freakin' adorable, right?!  And it's totally gender neutral, so whether we have another sweet boy again, or a little girl, it will work!  I even picked this set up on clearance at Target...holla!!!  I think it was meant to be...I mean, especially considering my obsession with giraffes, and recently all things yellow & grey!  They also had these cutie giraffe crib sheets, so I picked up a package [or two] of those as well.

So there you have it, folks.  Our tentative plan for baby #2.  Wowzers.


  1. You'll know when the time is right or God will just surprise you like He did me ;) LOVE that bedding!

  2. Kami! We've had a sick household so I haven't been reading blogs lately. I'm so glad to see your Dad got the call and is doing well.

    And maybe we'll be going through Baby # 2 pregnancies together? We're thinking of trying for # 2 this summer as well.

    Love the giraffe bedding!

  3. LOL. The great baby debate. I'm with you on that one. As the hubs said, "there is never going to be a perfect time." I'm hoping for good things soon too, but I get how you're feeling/felt. I wonder how I'll feel with #2 and what it'll do to Thad. I just sometimes wonder how much I can love a second when I love Thad so much already. Good luck! Maybe we'll be pregnant at the same time!

    p.s. I missed the fact that your dad got his transplant - congrats!!!

  4. wow wow wow!

    You know, we had/have the same plan as you guys did for baby #2 - we wanted ou kids to be 2-3 years apart. But now that the timeline is becoming more and more a reality, I'm starting to panic! I'm not ready to be pregnant again, to give up my body again (omg how selfish am I??), to go through the newborn stages and juggle a full-time job and a toddler. I just don't feel ready for any of it yet!

  5. My kids are 4 years 3 months apart. I really enjoyed spending so much time with Catherine before i had Ryan. It only get's crazier, not everyone thinks that way but I really have loved having them far apart. Good Luck!!

  6. Love that bedding! You know, I am with you on that "The great baby debate". I know how you felt. Well, goodluck to you.


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