Georgie Hockett: I've always just wanted one child. I'm comfortable with one. So why am I thinking about two, when I always thought people with two children were crazy?
I remember going through a pregnancy, not knowing what in the world was going with this body that I thought was mine. Morning sickness? Try all-day sickness; try four month sickness. I remember lying on the bathroom floor thinking, "Will it be worth all this?"
You know the answer.
And now it's almost two years later, and when I see a pregnant woman I want to cry; I want to hug her around the shoulders and say, "I'm so jealous of what you're about to go through." Have I forgotten the pain? Uh, no. Am I blind to the stretch marks? I see their traces. Have I forgotten what it's like to be up most hours of the night? Not at all, I'm still amazed at my daughter's 14-hour, sleep-filled nights.
I've always been strictly one child. Everyone would ask and I'd say, "Just one for me." But it's amazing how the love for a child can erase stretch marks, eliminate pain and give you the confidence that you can take on the world -- so what's another pregnancy?
I haven't decided what to do yet. But that's just one side of me talking. The silent side, the side that's writing this, already knows the answer.
|Georgie Hockett is the co-founder (and original bride!) of A Grand Wedding.com, the only online resource featuring wedding vendors with a service or product under a thousand dollars. Georgie is also the author of two chick-lit novels. Mom of one.|