The end of one phase, the beginning of another.
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|Tue, 10-09-2012 - 2:16pm|
I had my 6-week follow up appointment today with my midwives and it really hit home as I was saying goodbye; my baby years are over and it's time for me to move on to the next phase in my life.
DH and I decided before DS was even conceived that two was the right number of kids for us. Partially because of our age, but also for logistical and financial reasons. I do believe it's the right choice but I'm having a hard time with knowing it's all over. I'll never chart again and get excited seeing a BBT dip and rise, never POAS and wait hopefully for that faintest of faint second lines, never hear the heartbeat again for the first time, never feel those first kicks... all that. I know I'd feel the same way regardless of how many children we had so it's not about wanting more kids, it's just about missing some of the special moments that come with TTC, pregnancy, and birth. We waited so long to have kids and there was such anticipation along the way, it's really an odd feeling to know it's over. I was getting my maternity clothes together to give to a friend of mine since she's TTC and had to stop because it was just too hard right now.
Is anyone else here done having children and experiencing some sadness about it?