Friday, June 6, 2014

MOMMIEKNOWSFRESH: AM I ONE AND DONE?


It's a question I often ask myself, will my daughter be my only child? 

At birth we were bonded, and though I was terrified, what developed can only be described as amazing.  She is my whole world, the wind beneath my wings, my forever love, and every other sappy 80's song you can come up with.

And how could she not be? When she was a baby she'd fall asleep in my arms while I sang the theme to Golden Girls.  We’d play the silly face game, evoking uncontrollable fits of laughter, and when it was time for her first shots we both cried "like babies". She is indeed the most amazing little person I have ever met
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So when people ask me "Do you want to have more?"  I always answer with a profound yes, but there was a time when I really don't know.  It's not because I don't love my daughter, it's the opposite; I love her so much would I feel the same about her siblings? Do I have enough love in my heart for two?

My mother never made my sister and I feel as if she loved one of us more than the other, no matter how hard we proclaimed favoritism (She has more fries than I do!) Growing up with a sibling is something I've always wanted my children to experience, for when I’m gone from this world they’ll have each other.

My hesitation lied in my complete adoration of my baby girl and the fact that we've grown together. Our late night non-slumber parties, our early morning dance parties, and milestones like first steps, first teeth, and first words.  Will those "firsts" feel the same the second time around?

And then I realized what I learned from my mom, that a mother’s heart is big enough for all of her children. This one came out awesome, so why not try again?


Besides by then I'll have this mom thing down right? :)
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  1. Good luck trying. Even though we're still trying for #2, I still think about whether or not mini me will feel left out or less loved.

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    1. I feel the same way! It's soooo tough, why didn't our parents tell us!! Good luck to you too!

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  2. She is such a cutie and I relate so much to this post! It's funny, I'm in the same boat, ready to have another baby but scared that my little one will feel neglected. She's my little bff! Great post.

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    1. Thank you so much! Aren't they the best!! :)

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  3. I'm feeling the same way! Wanting a sibling for my son vs not quite sure if I/we/he are ready.... I'm trying for #2 and trusting that we will all "be ready" when he or she gets here. :-)

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    1. We worry oursleves, but in the end it always works out right? XO

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