Over Labor Day weekend my SIL and brother announced they are pregnant with baby #2! My nephew was born 4 months after Cora was so it will be exciting to be graced with a new baby to sniff and snuggle in this family. I knew they were
having a bunch of sex trying for another baby so this wasn’t a shock to any of us. It was nothing but happy news all around.
Fast forward a few weeks later and I’m learning that people suddenly think because her uterus is in full use, now mine should be as well? As I tell other family and friends about the news, one of the first things they say is “Does that mean you are going to have another soon?” “Are you guys trying?” “Why haven’t you had another then?”
Once more, WHY PEOPLE?
My answer each time has been something along the lines of, WINE. Or, her kid popped out sleeping through the night, mine still doesn’t. JUST SAYIN.
I get everyone thought it was precious that we were pregnant the first time together but it isn’t a requirement for round two. I was perfectly happy to sit and sip my glass of wine, listening to how she is feeling this time around.
Look, we don’t know if we are done or not. We have an idea of what our path to another baby might be but that could change. Either way, can’t my SIL have her moment? I’m pretty sure it isn’t a competition here.
Honestly, it was hard to enjoy my nephew when he was little. I had a stage-five clinger, non-sleeping child, while my nephew was a dream baby. If my child was detached from me, I sure as hell didn’t have a desire to hold him. I’m looking forward to sniffing this new one, in the Spring, right after I return from our adults trip to the islands, and then handing him or her right back to their parents!