Monday, 15 September 2014

Mummy Monday: Broodiness Soon After Having A Baby


I feel ridiculous even writing this post because the thought of getting pregnant anytime in the very near future is laughable and ludicrous! Nevertheless I feel compelled to write it after some things I've been experiencing lately.

Isla was never a teeny tiny baby. She was 8lbs 11ozs when born and although I do remember saying 'oh she's so small' in the hospital, I don't actually remember her being that small. On 2 occasions last week I was confronted with gorgeous teeny tiny babies.

 One was at the baby weigh in clinic I go to and was 3 weeks old. I got to hold her and something inside me suddenly went 'ooh I can't wait to have another'...say what!! Isla is only 21 weeks old. How has my brain forgotten the trials and tribulations of pregnancy?!

The other one was at a baby group I go to and was such a cute little 7 week old boy. Again my mind went 'eeeek I'm so excited to have another!'. Apparently I have also forgotten how horrendous labour is too...


Other times that these thoughts pop up in my head include when I see people with bumps, when I see newborns in prams, when I'm in a shop and see clothes that Isla is too big for now and when someone I know announces a pregnancy. So quite a lot!

Ideally I would like to have 3 children but would like to have a 2 year gap between Isla and another baby. I want to have time to get back to work and progress my career in a new industry before having another baby. We also want to enjoy this special time where we can devote all our attention to Isla and enjoy her. 

Part of me thinks maybe the fact that it took a while to have Isla is causing me to think like this, in the sense that it might take a good bit of time to have another baby, but who knows, it feels odd. For now I'm trying to make myself remember the awful morning sickness, the hip pain, the constant needing to pee, the emotionalness, THE BIRTH and the pretty tough first 6 weeks. That'll keep the broodiness at bay for sure!

Is it random after birth hormones still in my system doing this? Please tell me if anyone else has experienced this!

10 comments :

  1. I felt the same after I had Sophia but I knew I couldn't have another as I was waiting for surgery but a few weeks after my surgery I was pregnant and Sophia was six month old ! I thought that I would be trying for a while for a baby but I fell pregnant the first week of trying and there is 14 months between babies which is a smaller gap then we planned but pregnancy and labour were so much easier this time round . I think it must be normal to feel broody after having a baby I'm broody again already and Jacob is only 3 weeks old I must be crazy xx

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    1. Wow that's amazing! How did you find being pregnant with a young baby in tow? Well done you, such a super mum!xx

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  2. I have been broody since I had Molly 7 months ago. We are planning to try again in the new year. Maybe a New Year's resolution?

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    1. Aww that sounds like a perfect New Year's resolution! Good luck. Let us know how you get on :)

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  3. I've been broody for what seems like forever haha and still am (Indiana will be 10 months soon!) someone came into work with a 7 day old today and my manager is pregnant. Makes me want another one so badly haha - minus the labour though, that I don't want again! Xx

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    1. I reckon if everyone just kept their babe away, we'd be fine!! Oh god the labour...definitely want all the painkillers next time round compared to pretty much nothing last time!xx

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  4. I'm so broody it's insane and I have a very demanding 10 week old with reflux... What the heck am I thinking?! I loved pregnancy and labour was a really positive experience too so I was lucky. Aw, a little brother or sister for Isla!xx

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    1. I blame the hormones for sure! Oh no, reflux must be really hard. Hope it gets better soon. I loved pregnancy too (apart from sickness) so think that's probably got something to do with these feelings...silly brain!xx

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  5. I was definitely broody early on with my eldest - I think I said to my husband within minutes of her arrival that I wanted another one! Even this time round, having struggled with adjusting to the demands of two children, I still keep saying I want more and my husband thinks I'm mad! I just don't feel like I'm 'done' yet :-)

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  6. I had the exact same thing with both of my babies. I wanted new babies in my house immediately after even though I had just given birth twice one year after another but yet I wanted another and I still do sometimes. Broodiness is this thing that lives inside us and it's reality but it s a great place to go isn't it. Lovely post you are not crazy many think as we have thought soon after. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round #sharewithme

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