Two (Part 2)
One evening in early June, we took Alexander to the park and watched two brothers, close in age, playing together. They were having a great time, and it was pretty obvious they were the best of friends.
Later that night, while we sipped gin and tonic by the firepit, I asked Tim “When should we start thinking about having another kid?” We talked about the pros (baby!) and cons (I just got done losing the baby weight from Alexander; am I prepared to go through all the post-birth recovery and weight loss again? We’ll probably never sleep again; kids are expensive; no guarantees that the next one will be as easy as Alexander), and speculated about how nice it would be for Alexander to have a chance at a built-in best friend like those two brothers at the park. Over the course of about 20 minutes, we went from “Yeah, we want another kid…someday…” to “Let’s throw away the birth control right now!”
Which is basically how we got where we are today. I’m 13 weeks pregnant, due April 12. Alexander’s going to be a big brother. We’re going to have two (TWO!) kids.
We have occasional moments of “Holy crap, what are we getting ourselves into?” But mostly we’re beyond thrilled.
And also, we’re probably never going to sleep again.
Note: I’ve been drafting posts about all the craziness of this pregnancy over the past few months, so watch for those to be published over the coming weeks.