Weekend Wackiness

One of the hubs nearest and dearest friends visited this weekend with his wife and two kids. It was a whirlwind visit, came in around noon, left at 4 am on their way back to Missouri via Albuquerque. Their kids are aged 6 and 4 and were just adorable with the baby and are great kids in general. I did realize a few things during their brief visit, our house is really small for two kids to run around in, little boys can get amazingly dirty amazingly quickly, thank god there is a park one block away and having two kids close in age makes for pretty good playmates.  I had been teetering back and forth between having another baby or being one and done.

Hubs really wants two and I just didn’t want to go through the whole newborn stage again. I barely survived it the first time and I don’t really even comprehend how you deal with a newborn when you already have a child, especially a toddler. I spoke with the wife and she said that the first few years with both of the boys was the hardest thing she had ever done. I totally see that. But, since I am almost done working, it would make sense to have our kids pretty close together. They would be playmates (I hope) and I would be able to return to work sooner, when they were closer to preschool aged. I keep assuming that when/if we have another that the second will also be a boy. I have had to fight calling them “the boys” each time I go to write about my fictitious twosome. So, I am starting to get a little baby envy and I guess it is time to get cracking on baby the second.

Our friend’s crazy tales of a Californian transplanted in Missouri can be found at Half Past Awesome.

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6 Responses to “Weekend Wackiness”

  1. Diana says:

    I think about it too – newborn stage was rough and I wasn’t a fan. I thought – if only I could keep them in there for another 4/5 months I’d be ok.
    2 under 2 or 2 under 3 is also really hard. I don’t know if I would make it. But then, I love how close in age they would be, and it would just get it over with so I could enjoy them.
    Hard decisions.

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  2. Embee says:

    I have a 3 yo and a 10 month old. Your friend is right, it is the most trying/most work ever. But most things that are that difficult, that we live through, are worth it in the end. Raising children is definitely one of those things!

    (btw came on over from Twitter. I read this earlier when you posted it, but didn’t comment. Now I am.)

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks for coming back and commenting. I keep telling myself that I like a challenge so having babies close together will be fine. There are so many examples out there of moms going a great job with little ones spaced together that I am becoming a little less freaked out about it.

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  3. desaline says:

    Oh man, we’ve been talking about Potential Baby #2 lately too. If we have them two years apart as planned, that means we’d be trying to get pregnant next January…and just thinking about that makes me want to hyperventilate. Doing the whole newborn thing again, especially with a toddler in tow, seems completely overwhelming and insane!

    Love the blog, btw! Spencer is adorable! :)

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  4. Suzanne says:

    I was totally on the fence about having babies close together or spreading it out a little until I found out I was pregnant again. Now I’m overjoyed. But I do have to say I’ve already picked a boy name, started calling the fetus “him”, and planned their shared room – if it ends up being a girl I’m going to be a little lost. It helps that I have several moms in my support groups with babies even closer together than 20 months, so I’ve seen that it can be done and done well.

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    Amy Reply:

    I didn’t even think about sharing a room. Fictitious baby will have to share with Spencer either way due to the layout of the house,

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