My OB says I should get pregnant
Well, not really. He just says that if my hubby and me are going to try for #5, that it would be ideal if I can get pregnant in the next three months. That way, I’d be pregnant and deliver entirely within my 34th year. If I get pregnant and my due date is even one day after my 35th birthday, he says that there are a boatload more precautions that he’ll have to take, additional tests, etc., since the incidence of both baby abnormalities and difficulties for the momma increase dramatically when one turns 35.
Frankly, I’m not concerned. I’d keep the baby no matter what the flaw, and the birth of every child gets easier for me as time progresses. Well, not “easy,” but comparatively so. Less complicated. More confident. More peace, no panic.
The only thing that concerns me a teensy bit is that the incidence rate for twins increases, too, and although I think twins would be so cool, I don’t think I’m up for parenting six kids. Twins run in my family — at least they used to, on my mom’s side, skipping a generation, which means that I or one of my maternal cousins should parent twins, but none of us do, yet.
There are so many things I want to accomplish before another baby arrives… but a) I’ve felt like that about every baby, and b) I don’t want to wait too long, because I’d want the new baby & Audrey to be 2.5 years apart or less, which means I’d have to get pregnant by December.
And all this is assuming that I’d get pregnant as quickly as I did with the other four… And, it’s assuming that eventually, both my hubby and I will eventually slip from 80% pro-baby to 100% pro-baby. I don’t want us to partially want a baby. I want us to really want the baby, and we’re not quite there yet.
We’ll see. 🙂