Is Mother Nature playing a trick on all of us?
June 19, 2007 2:34pm CST
On one of my trash talk shows today, a woman was talking about how she wanted to have another baby with her man. And, that wouldn't have been so unusual if she hadn't just delivered a baby two months before. And, as I was sitting there, shaking my head at this poor woman's delusions, I realized, that three and a half years ago, I could have been that woman. For the first three months after I brought my daughter home from the birthing hospital, I wanted another baby. She was perfect and amazing, but I just wanted more. And, my partner kept saying, "Why don't we wait awhile. Let's just wait." And, I was so mad at him. I wanted more, more, more babies! But, by the time she turned one year old, I was so thankful that I hadn't given into my post partum hormonal state and tried to expand our family. It was hard enough managing one ever growing kid without another newborn. I know that some moms do this, successfully and with no problems. But, it's not something that would have worked for us. I mean no one in their right mind would want to have a another baby the second they get through labor. But, magically a month or two later, they're ready again. I'm not the only one this happened to. Is this Mother Nature's way of getting women to have more babies?