Longing for another child, but I already have a few!
I know many mamas have struggled to conceive. I have been so lucky in that regard. Our first came a complete surprise. I know there are many families who only have one child, for environmental reasons. Our second was planned, conceived at what felt like a "good time" for us after we talked about our "thoughts on number two". Before we could even talk about our "thoughts on number three", we conceived. To be sure, each of our families are different. We make our own choices and decisions. We have the size of a family that is right for us.
So for me, right now, I am feeling like I am pining for another. Number Three is now a year and a half, such a delight. I never did feel that I had the time or opportunity to experience this longing, this deep sense of want, this intense draw to become a mother to a young child, yet again. To be sure, this feeling is the result of my joy in mothering a toddler (I just LOVE this age) as well as knowing that he is probably my last. Yes, "probably" my last.
Have you had that yearning for a baby feeling? Did you put it to rest? Did you conceive or decide to adopt to address the yearning? Or maybe time helped ease the feeling? Or perhaps that longing still percolates, to this day?