I Think My Wife Wants Another Baby But I’m Not Ready Yet!
I Think My Wife Wants Another Baby But I'm Not Ready Yet!
Last night, my wife is sitting on the couch looking at a video online and she says "I need a re-do, I wasn't this cute during labor." My heart dropped as all I could think about was having another baby in the house!
Let me start this off by saying, I love my son. He's almost 7 months old and is so active and smart. With all that said, I think I'll be ok with just one kid in the house. Lol! I remember the first night in the hospital the day he was born. After 4 days of labor, the baby was finally here. My wife and I were both sleep-deprived, and he kept us up most of the night in the hospital room. I remember looking at my wife at around 3:30 am and saying "I know we're just getting started, but I'll be good with just one baby."
I was over it. Going on 5 days with minimal sleep, I was irritable, stressed, and needed rest. Now we fast forward to almost a year with our first child and she utters those words. My knees went weak. Just thinking about the possibility of going through all of that once again worries me. I'm not ready! Lol!
Maybe she was just joking, but an elegant poet by the name of Jermaine Cole once said, "All good jokes contain true s***." In this case, it was a good joke, but I know somewhere deep inside, she wants another baby. I'm not completely against it, it's just that we don't know how expensive the first baby is just yet. He's only 7 months old. I can't imagine getting into buying clothes for school, shoes, and food. He's exclusively breastfed and working his way to solid foods, I know the bill only grows from here on out.
Are there any other parents who feel my pain? Your spouse is dropping hints at another baby and you're not feeling it just yet. Wait! Is this how people end up with 4 kids? "We only wanted one but somehow we have 4 kids now." Oh no! Say it isn't so!
P.S. I love my son and wouldn't trade him for the world!