Definitely not an announcement, nope nothing here to announce except that I’m broody. So broody that seeing a newborn baby makes my ovaries twitch and I instantly go all mushy! But we all knew that already! I wrote previously that we were thinking about when the ‘right time’ was for another baby and everything and everyone suggests that there is no right time to try for a second baby. Whether it’s money worries or health issues, life throws us curve balls and you just have to take the hit in the same way when your washing machine breaks and you have to deal with it. As much as some people might like to plan out their life, it doesn’t really work like that and you have to take the rough with the smooth. At least with hoping for a second baby, you know what’s coming and it’s something really exciting!
This week I was brave enough to watch the first episode in the new series of One Born Every Minute; a fly on the wall documentary filmed in a Maternity Hospital. This week the episode showed some footage of a couple of ladies giving birth to their babies via caesarean section, the same way Little Mr was delivered into this world. For the first time ever, I didn’t get upset watching the procedure and that in itself proves that I have come a very long way since that day in February 2013 when Little Mr was born by emergency c-section. You can read his birth story here if you’re interested.
The birth was very traumatic, very quick and very scary but now I feel rather calm about it. I can talk about it without welling up and panicking that things are going to go wrong. My little emergency is now a walking, talking toddler full of life and full of cheekiness and he’s just the best thing that ever happened to us. So of course, I will be delighted to do it all over again if we were lucky enough to give Little Mr a brother or sister to grow up with.
I miss the baby cuddles… Toddler cuddles are hard to come by these days!
Another sign that I’m ready for another baby is the number of times I hear a name and wonder if it goes with the rest of the family. You know when you write a birthday card and you sign it off at the bottom, what future names could be written. I’ve enjoyed playing on this baby names tool this week which tells you how many of the great people in history shared the particular name. Did you know the name Emma (my real life name) was also the name of two tropical cyclones and 3 monarchs and consorts of the British Isles? No neither did I!
With hubby being a teacher, naming our future children will be even harder than the first time but it’s fun to think ahead and play around with some names. I remember picking Little Mr’s name and wondering if it went with our dogs name! Crazy eh?
Time will only tell if we are to become parents for a second time, I hope and pray that we will be one day.