Thoughts on Number Two
Have you thought about having a second baby and decided to grow your family? Did you have a second or third (or fourth) baby in a more unplanned manner? Have you (and your partner) made an intentional decision to have only one child? An urbanMama has emailed us asking for your thoughts and experiences:
My "baby" is one and a half now. Although we're not ready for another one immediately, the thought is constantly on my mind. And so are the constant dilemmas/scenarios that enter my brain: Can a second one be as perfect as my first? Will my first resent her sibling? What about my responsibility to the world--adding to over-population, the thousands of children already out there in need of loving homes, and the state of the environment and global warming (will the Earth be livable when our baby is old?). Is it selfish to have another baby this day and age? Is it the right thing to do? I know there is no "right" answer, but others have certainly been through this. What have other urbanMamas done and thought?