Feeling Broody

One week ago I didn’t want another child, Ever. I was done. No more babies waking me in the nights. No more potty training. None of it. I was over it. Ready to move on to the next phase of parenting. A more independent phase that didn’t involve prams, nurseries and baby food.

And then I went to visit Cosatto headquarters last week to look at all the lovely new prams and stuff for Bury Family Life. And something started to happen.

I started to feel sorry that it was all over. To wonder whether or not there was room in our lives for another little person. There began the stirring of something in my belly.

It wasn’t the prams as such, as lovely as they were. But the feeling that I would never have a need for one. That there would never be another little us to put in one. Never again to have that sweet smell of baby scalp in my nostrils or those sweet little hands wrapped around my neck.

And then one of the mothers only went and brought her tiny ikkle new born to drop off her son at school. I melted into a puddle.

Ummm, I wonder whether this is just a passing phase. Christ, I must be mad!

baby Matti

My son just a few hours old. *melts*


6 Comments on Feeling Broody

  1. EmmaK
    June 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm (10 months ago)

    Go for it!! There’s life in the old dog yet ;)

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    • Heather
      June 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm (10 months ago)

      Oi, who you calling a dog? ;)

      Reply
  2. betty
    June 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm (10 months ago)

    I wish I had got sorted earlier and had a whole bucket load of kids, two is great but more would be even better, the idea of a baby appearing every time the youngest in the clan starts school really appealed.

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    • Heather
      June 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm (10 months ago)

      You’re a bad influence you are! ;)

      Reply
  3. Gigi
    June 18, 2013 at 2:02 am (10 months ago)

    I remember those feelings – and still have them on occasion – but for the most part I can happily say One and Done. Especially now that mine is almost full grown. The thought of having to go back and start all over? Not inviting.

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  4. Barb
    June 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m just waiting for the grandchildren now (although hopefully not for at least 15 years!) but if you’re having “those feelings”, go for it. Or get a kitten.

    Reply

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