After I gave birth to my daughter, I could hardly wait to have another child. It was extremely frustrating
I got my period after 20 months (but suspect I wasn't ovulating at first) and my children are 3,5 years apart.
After giving birth to my son, my immediate reaction was quite different. No. I was not putting myself through this again. Time passed and at 19 months post partum, I had my period. What a shocker.
I knew it was coming, I felt it, but it feels so sudden.
My daughter's reaction when she knew I had my period (and that I am fertile again): "What? At his age? But he's just a baby."
My feelings exactly. I am NOT ready to have another child. I don't even know if I want more. Sure, I want to give birth again, be pregnant again, but do I want another CHILD? I can hardly handle these two... Most of the time just living makes my head spin. I am constantly grasping for breath, a moment to myself...
I constantly wonder if I'm even cut out to be a mom, because I feel like all I do is fail.
No, nature, you seem to have gotten it wrong this time.
When did you return to fertility after giving birth? Do you feel it was different with a second child?