How did you decide you wanted another kid? Or that you were done?
February 21, 2014 12:44 PM Subscribe
What did you factor into your decision to have more kids? Or not (as the case may be)? I'm currently struggling with the decision as to whether or not to have a second child and I could use some different perspectives.
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My son turns two in April and I turned 36 this year so it feels like if I want to have another kid that now is the time. But I am caught on a couple of things.
First, the logistics of two kids seems impossible to me as it seems like the adding of a baby into the mix with a toddler is just asking for headaches. But I know that having one kid seemed impossible to me before I was in it.
Secondly, I am feeling caught by my ambition. I like my work, I'm good at it and there is a part of me that feels like taking another chunk of time off for mat leave would put me further behind career-wise. This is true, I guess, but is it really that terrible...
What helped you figure out whether you were ready and able to have more than one kid?