Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your input and advice. And, you're right...it can take a while to conceive. That's why I thought we should start trying now. It was insanely easy for us to conceive Parker. We honestly didn't even actively try, we just said we wanted a baby, and a month later I was pregnant.
As far as learning the juggle act, that is exactly what I was wondering about! I thought, 'Hmmm, am I going to think I've got it all together and then, BAM, be completely overwhelmed by 2 kids?'
I'd like to think I wouldn't feel that way. To be honest, Parker was the hard one for me. Well, he wasn't hard...he was a very pleasant baby. He was a great eater, sleeper, etc. I think motherhood was hard for me because I lost my own mother to cancer during my first pregnancy.
She was sick during my pregnancy, suffering greatly after he was born, and then passed away when he was only 5 months old. It was very difficult for me to get used to motherhood while my own mother was dying. I'm so thankful that the Lord helped me through all of it. He is a wonderful heavenly Father.
I'm pretty well adjusted to having 2 kids at the same time. I watch my nephew full time (my sister is working on her bachelor's). My nephew is 3 and my son is 21 months. We've had this arrangement for the past year or so. Before that I watched my 7 year old niece, and my other 3 year old nephew full time during the summer.
I realize that it's not quite the same though. The other kids still went home at the end of the day! If we had 2 kids, I couldn't just give the second one back, haha. :-)
I think the best thing I can do is make it a matter of prayer, and just start trying I guess. I'm not on birth control and haven't been for over a year now (wasn't on it before Parker, got on it after, and then stopped because I do REALLY bad w/any extra added hormones. Lol). Hopefully that will help make the conceiving process a lot easier.
I definitely know I want another baby, and I am so thankful to be able to have the option, you know? So many other women aren't able to say the same, and my heart aches for them. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a mother. I love being a mommy.
A friend of mine had a fiance that recently battled ovary cancer. Thankfully she recovered and is in remission. She will live, but can no longer have children. They are very upset they waited over 6 years to get married and didn't start trying for children sooner.
See, that's the thing...life is so unpredictable. I just kind of feel like its "time" and I don't want to allow silly things, such as convenience to get in the way of us having another baby. Who cares if it's going to be a little more stressful. When is parenting not a little overwhelming at times?
Wow. Sorry I wrote a book on here!
Again, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question. I really appreciate it.
Love and blessings to you!