8 Signs You’re Ready For Another Baby
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
I just welcomed my 4th child into the world and, for me, it was a long time coming. I had baby fever - a strong desire for another child - for about a year before my husband wasn't ready for another child, and so we waited until he felt ready. It felt like a really long year to me and I had a difficult time understanding why he wasn't ready for another baby. We talked a lot during this time and we were able to outline some of the reasons another child felt overwhelming for my husband at that time and that gave us something to work on.
There was no doubt for me that I was ready for another baby. I had always wanted to have a large family and even though I thought after the birth of my third child that I would be done -- about two years later that baby fever hit me hard, as baby fever can sometimes do. I won't say that it always made total sense. I mean, thinking fondly about months without sleep, without regular showers, is totally normal, right? Wishing for more dirty diapers, less space, - and did I mention the lack of sleep? - that's high on everyone's list of "Fun I want to have," isn't it?
I had all the signs that I was ready for another baby, loud and clear. If you're finding yourself on the fence, unsure if you want another baby or if you're ready, there are some telltale signs. These signs show that you're totally ready for another baby, even if you didn't realize it.
1) Your kid just got out of diapers: Let's face it, we all love dealing with diapers. The smell, the price, the way we always seem to run out when we're not able to leave the house, and we can't forget the wrestling we get to do with our kids to make them sit still long enough to change them. If you've found yourself recently without a diaper-wearing child at home, you're totally ready for another baby.