I think this is probably a unique situation, but I ended up reviewing baby gear toward the end of my son's babyhood - everything from highchairs to strollers to cribs.... more
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1. The Baby Gear
I think this is probably a unique situation, but I ended up reviewing baby gear toward the end of my son's babyhood - everything from highchairs to strollers to cribs. And even though I donated 99.9% of the baby products, I've tucked away my favorites for the "what if" future baby. So I have this stockpile of all the gorgeous products that I never could have afforded during my first pregnancy - and it makes me want a new baby to put in that crib and that stroller and that highchair. But then I have to remind myself that it's just stuff. It's just stuff.
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I've spent a long time debating whether or not to get pregnant again. My son is turning 4 in a couple of weeks, and I assumed I would've had an overwhelming need to have a second child by now. Why wouldn't I want another baby, especially if he/she could be just like my first? Truthfully, I have a long list of reasons. But the biggest one? I don't know that I have a strong enough reason to get pregnant. Sometimes the reasons are laughably ridiculous, and other times they really make me think. Most of the time, the question is rhetorical - yes, I know that having a child for a fancy stroller is not a good reason to get pregnant - but sometimes I'm really asking. Is getting pregnant so that my son has a playmate a good enough reason to bring another life into the world? Here are 10 semi-ridiculous - but sometimes not-so-ridiculous? - reasons that I've wanted to have a second baby. - By Michelle Horton