Recently James and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary, but we’ve been together for a total of 10 years. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long. It’s funny, there is always a serious of questions you get as you start getting serious with someone. I would say a year and half in to dating we started getting the “When are you guys getting married?” Then, after getting married it was “When are you going to have a baby?” After having Aria it wasn’t long until we got the “When’s baby number two coming?” I swear it’s always something. Lately I’ve had thoughts on baby number three.
Of course, it doesn’t help that we’ve reached that time for people to start asking about it. But, in reality we are finally in a routine where we are all getting sleep…most nights, Amelia is not quite like Aria, and wakes up early some days. Now that she’s in her toddler bed we’ll catch her walking around at like 3am. We have also been able to get out for date nights and the girls are at an age where they can play together.
But recently I have been looking at old photos of the girls, I start remembering of all those baby smells and snuggles. I miss those wondrous eyes when looking around at the world, and the feeling of those little hands wrapped around my finger. Or how they nestle into your arms so perfectly and fall asleep on you.
Lately, I’ve been seeing so many cute pregnant Mama’s and think can I really do this again? Some days I think think yes, I could totally do this, I was fortunate enough to have low key pregnancies. Other days I feel like I just got a little control over my life, and my body. But, to feel those little kicks and flutters…Then I start thinking about what being pregnant again would look like.
Would I be able to keep up with the girls, they’re all over the place. Can I handle those sleepless nights and still manage to keep up with life? I don’t know, the first time around seemed so glamorous, partly because of the excitement around the unexpected. The second time around was definitely little more difficult, trying to keep up with a toddler, but easy because you knew what you’re getting into.
We think about all the memories to be made, the fun and challenges of managing three schedules. I guess only time will tell, there’s a lot to think about and consider.
What do you think, are you getting these questions, whether it be your first, or second or even fourth? Are you asking yourself the same things, or am I just crazy…probably the latter, because I’m constantly trying to plan things out. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
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