Re: September Infants and Toddlers
posted at 9/19/2012 8:04 PM EDT
In response to framerican51008's comment:
Like ML, I put clothes away and pull them out piece meal. Sizing is so bizarre! Right now DD still fits into a few of her 12 month clothes, but some of her 18s are too small. Some 24s fit well, but some are way too big. I use diaper boxes for storing clothes. Right now I have an 18 month box open in her closet and I add clothes to it as she outgrows them. At some point, when it seems like she has outgrown almost all 18 months, I'll put them all in there and seal it up.
We've been so spoiled that I think this is the first time I don't have a stockpile of clothing in the next size up. I need to buy a bunch of warmer 24 month stuff... but I'm hesitant because MIL usually has a bag of clothes for DD when we see her. Maybe I'll just grab 2-3 outfits for now.
Now is one of those moments when I feel like I'm treating y'all like my own personal diary, but I have to vent(?). I cannot stop obsessing over whether or not we should/will have another baby. The logical part of my brain tells me that I don't quite have baby fever now, so we can wait and see if we ever do or if we're content with one child... And yet I cannot stop thinking about it over and over and over again. I am currently wondering what any of you did if you lived in a space like ours. We're in an apartment, but it's a decent size. The thing is that the dining room is basically the center of the space, with both bedrooms off of that. When DD was newborn, for example, we'd pace around the dining room table at all hours trying to get her back to sleep. I can't fathom doing that with #2 while DD is sleeping right there. Thoughts? If nothing else, we could get a new apartment with a different set up so that DD's bedroom is away from the action. Would she sleep through more than I imagine?
Before this, I was obsessed with thinking about how we'd afford daycare. I still kind of am, but luckily had the epiphany (or duh! moment, if you will) that if we had a baby when DD was 3 (or 4), we'd only have to pay for full time daycare x2 for 2 years (or 1).
Oh Fram, I am right there with you. I went to a toddler music group for babies under 18 months and about 3 moms were pg and were about to pop. The thought just freaked me out to have another one on the way when DS still wakes up in the middle of the night once in a while and needs so much attention. I have always wanted two kids, but have yet to have that feeling of, I am ready to have another. The two years apart ship has already sailed and since I am a teacher, the spring is a better time to go out on leave, so looks like if we were to have kids 3 years apart we'd start trying late this spring. I love spending time with DS, he's my world right now. We spend so little time together now that I am back to school and I wouldn't want to have to split that time with another baby!
We live in a house that is not really set up for another one and we're not moving. I guess we'll figure out where the baby or DS goes when the time comes.
I realize you are still deciding if you want another and I probably didn't help you out but thought I'd share how I have some of the same feelings. I am still waiting for the "I want to have another" feeling and am just not there. I am already getting the "when are you having another?" comments and that makes me think about it even more.