So Dd is 14 weeks old and before she was born DH and I were both certain we only wanted one child. We had lots of good reasons for this including financial reasons, a desire to travel (which we would struggle to afford with multiple kids), and the fact that I wanted to continue to have time for my career. The thing is I didn't realise how much I would love being a mum! Dd has changed everything for me. Career, travel, money just don't seem to matter that much anymore. I want to spend as much time as possible with dd and on top of that I just feel this yearning for a second child. When I look at dd I picture her playing with (and fighting with) a little sister or brother. It's like our family just isn't complete.
Dh's reaction to Dd's arrival has been quite different. He too is absolutely smitten with her but if anything she's made him more certain 1 child is the right number. He wants to be able to give her the world and feels like having another child would be taking something from her or saying she wasn't enough.
i guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has been through something similar? Could my sudden change of heart just be a hormonal thing? If you've felt something similar did it pass? At the moment we've agreed to wait until dd is 1 year old before making a final decision but we're both incredibly stubborn people so I just don't know how we'll be able to come up with an option to make us both happy.