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Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby hazelbazel » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:47 pm

OK, so the weirdest emotions are hitting me for the last few days.... I'm ACTUALLY feeling like I want MORE babies!!!! hahahahaha! WTF is wrong is with me?? 8O I'm seriously losing my mind! Here I am 4 weeks post partum with twins, a 3 year old and a 5 year old. And had a horrible last few months of pregnancy!! Not to mention, life isn't simple right now to say the least. But I must say, I'm enjoying the HECK out of this time! I KNOW its in large part because I have an au pair who's been waking with the babies for part of the night and my husband has been home 3 or 4 days out of 7 most weeks. So I've got help that I never had with my other babies and am actually fairly well rested considering. So I'm actually really LOVING up these babies so so so much and can't imagine not having more. In fact the idea that we are done is making me REALLY sad! But we agreed that we'd go for 3 and here we are with our little bonus of 4! I should be happy and content. But nope. Of course I have to go and make things complicated by having these wild emotions! lol! Don't get me wrong, I'm SURE we are done. In fact hubby is supposed to be getting a vasectomy at some point here. But my emotions are getting the best of me.

Tell me I'm not the only insane one? :doh:
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby Chantellg » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:59 pm

I don't think you're crazy! Maybe you're able to enjoy it so much because you're sure you're done :)
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby babydust2me » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:50 am

Considering I feel totally and completely done with my 2, I do think you're a little crazy! The idea of being pregnant again and dealing with the newborn thing again just makes me tired. Not to mention the fact that it took us 3 years to get pregnant the first time and who knows how long it will take a second time. Plus I'm terrified of developing pre-e again and having another preemie.

But it does sound like you're having an easier time of things with your au pair! At 4 weeks PP I was still in survival mode and not even thinking about having any more!
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Postby imdesired » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:15 am

Oh, girl, I felt that way the first couple of months. Really bad. Just give it some time! LOL!!! ;)
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby hazelbazel » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:25 pm

LOL! So I have 1 vote for crazy and 2 for not so crazy.... cracking up over here! You ladies are the best! ;) I'm sure given some time (like around the time they start crawling trying to eat every small toy in site!) I'll be thinking I was pretty crazy to ever feel this way! (Not to mention when I have 4 teenagers at the same time! haha!)
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Postby momto10plus » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:26 pm

I felt the same but I always am ready for another soon after birth. My twins were very easy babies for me and I got pregnant when they were 5 months old. We were trying to though.
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Postby Shelly+3 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:54 am

Well, I don't know if I would say you are crazy but I am definitely in the "No Way" club. I guess I would not say you are crazy just really lucky and enjoy every minute of it. Take lots of pictures of them- kids who aren't the first always say there aren't enough pictures of them :D

Done done done here though!! I have one who is a good eater and one who is a good sleeper but man oh man - doing battle at every feeding with my smaller one and waking up every 1.5 to 2 hours to feed the bigger one is killing me! I have no idea how I am going to go back to work in 3 weeks! I think most women say that meaning "how will I leave my precious babies"- I mean how will I be able to work on next to no sleep?
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby MommyToOne+2 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:19 pm

Not crazy at all! I have a 9 year old DS and then the twins who will be 2 in Oct and I was ready to get pregnant again as soon as we got home. But I knew I wanted to breastfeed for at least a year and we had to do FET so we had to save money for that so we decided to wait until they were 1.5. I'm only 11w and thinking about when we can do another FET...lol...not crazy...just blessed with patience and a huge heart!
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby ritzy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:39 pm

I don't think you are crazy at all! I wanted more immediately after! Then I didn't for awhile....then I got pregnant by surprise and flipped out. I had no idea how I was going to handle a 9 year old, 22 month old twins and a newborn. When I miscarried that baby I was devastated. I'm back to wanting another one... :D however DH says NO WAY! My point being....I have been all over the place with wanting and not wanting at various stages. I honestly think its a mom thing, even when we know we are done, every once in awhile that "pull" happens. My sister is 47 and in menopause and still says she wants another. LOL. Give it time....
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby buggie » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:41 am

I don't want more, but once in a while when I got a handle on taking care of the boys I did think "hey, I could totally handle triplets. What's one more baby??!" 8O
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Postby meggola » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:52 am

I went through the same thing. Horribly miserable end of my pregnancy and sooooo overwhelmed with two newborn babies! But about two weeks into it the desire to have more hit me hard and so far it hasn't gone away. I don't know if we can have more though. e can't afford IVF again and don't have any frosties so if I did get pregnant again it would be a miraculous blessing.
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Postby ritzy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:08 pm

It can happen Meg....it happened to me! lol....I'm rooting for you!
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby babydust2me » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:38 am

buggie wrote:I don't want more, but once in a while when I got a handle on taking care of the boys I did think "hey, I could totally handle triplets. What's one more baby??!" 8O


Not me! Especially these days when my girls are so clingy and jealous of each other I wonder how I would ever be able to handle a 3rd kid. And I was actually initially pregnant with 3 but lost one. I think if the 3rd baby had made it he or she would have had to be more independent!
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Re: Wondering if I'm losing my mind! LOL

Postby buggie » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:46 pm

Oh I most definitely have not had that thought since the boys were mobile! It was probably that sleeping well at night, occupying themselves with toys, not moving around, and still napping every 2 hours time period. Two toddlers is crazy enough for me, one more would make me insane I think!

And I hear you on the jealousy. I think I say "I am also Emmett/Beckett's mommy and sometimes I have to hold him too!" like ten times a day. I wish there were two of me sometimes so everyone could be held when they want or need to be.
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Postby bakermommy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:56 pm

I don't think you are losing your mind at all! The minute after having my twins I wanted to do it again. That thought never really went away and then lo and behold 10 months later we had a "best thing ever oops"! We were scared to death, but it all worked out and he is perfect and so is our family. And honestly every day is absolute insanity. We get no sleep. We have constant screaming/crying kids. We have no money. We stay at home ALOT. (I wouldn't change it though). I was 100% done when I was pregnant with this last one and then was 95% done after he was born and now 7 months later I"m about 50% done. lol. My dh and I have recently made the decision that we need to have our minds made up within two years. I honestly sometimes wonder how we can even be considering this!?? But there is just something about your babies that make you keep wanting more. For us anyway. Some of my friends have told me it never really goes away. That as women this is something we are meant to do and long for, but then I have others that 100% no ifs ands or buts know they are done. I wish I had that feeling hah.
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