I am 32 years old and have a beautiful, healthy almost 3 year old. She was thoroughly planned due to my type 1 diabetes, and I was able to control my blood sugars throughout the pregnancy. Though my doctors have no concerns about a second pregnancy, my husband and I always figured we would have the one child, because of how difficult the pregnancy was. I suffered from a lot of anxiety (typical for type 1 mothers I’m sure).
Recently, I have started to feel the desire to give my child a sibling. My husband feels the same, though has reservations because he knows how hard on me the first pregnancy was. The first time around, it was hard, but I knew without a doubt what we wanted (to be parents). This time around, although I should have the assurance that I was able to do it once before, I’m finding the decision more difficult. I don’t NEED another child to feel fulfilled with our family, but I do think another would be wonderful.
I worry about handling being pregnant, and stalking my blood sugars, while working and caring for a preschooler. If I could skip the pregnancy and have a healthy baby at the end of it (or if diabetes weren’t in the equation) I would do it in a heartbeat. I envy my friends who don’t give a second thought to the pregnancy and just have to decide how big of a family they want. Anyone go through something similar or have a story to share?