7 Feel-Good Reasons to Have Another Baby

Photo by: Lauren Hartmann
Giving our daughter a best friend for life
I know there are times when siblings don't get along, but hopefully having a second child will provide our daughter with a best ... more 
Photo by: Lauren Hartmann
Giving our daughter a best friend for life
I know there are times when siblings don't get along, but hopefully having a second child will provide our daughter with a best friendship that is deeper than any other.
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Thu, May 9, 2013 3:56 PM EDT
When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I discussed our timeline for having future children. At the time we both kind of decided that her first birthday would be a good time to start trying for baby #2. Well, Fern's first birthday has come and gone and now that she's 15 months old, I'm realizing that if we want our children to be close in age, we should probably start thinking about our plans for the next one. I don't want to make a decision based on an arbitrary time line of course, but I'm also not sure I'll ever feel fully "ready" to have another baby (I didn't the first time around), so I'm not sure the "when" really matters all that much. So I'm making a list of pros and cons and finding that there really are quite a few good reasons to have another baby - here are a few of them. By Lauren Hartmann



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