Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tick, tick, tick.

Damn biological clock! 

I just had #1 a year ago, and I have started to get thoughts in my head about #2.

I have always wanted two children.  I think that is a good number.  Not too big, not too small.  I know that it is a lot of work, but hopefully not too much, as it is only two.

I am 36, and Hubby is a few years older than me.  I do not want to put off #2 too long, because I do not want to be too old raising children.  On the other hand, I would like to give us a shot at conceiving naturally.  Not that I am expecting that, mind you.  I expect to go back to the RE for #2.  Natural conception is a nice fantasy for us, if nothing else.

Hubby is scared of having repeats of the health issues I had last time.  That is a possibility, but it also might not happen.  I am fully willing to be followed by a high risk OB, and get checked by a cardiologist, should I get pregnant again.  I will probably also schedule a c-section, and not do labor at all.  Which means I can pick a friend to go in the OR with me next time.

After all the trouble we had with the first one, I still want to do it again.  But maybe not too soon.
I think I am going to not do anything this year, except not prevent.  If it happens, cool.  If not, we will head back to the RE in 2012.  If I cannot get pregnant naturally, I definitely want to use my embryos and eggs from our first IVF.  Hopefully that will make it more affordable, and give us the greatest chance of success.


~Jess said...

Glad you're able to come up with a plan you can feel good about! Hopefully you won't need the RE for #2.

Rose's Daughter said...

I have turned off the sound of the bilogical clock. Its ticking away, but I am determined to ignore it!

Mrs. Higrens said...

I'm with you on wanting two...and I'm hearing the tick tick tick already (at a year behind you in age) but DH is trumping those desires for a number of valid, yet still frustrating, reasons.

Given the difficulties we had with acquiring #1, I just hope it's not too late when (if?) he changes his mind. Ah, the politics of married life!