One and Done: 7 Reasons Why I Don't Want to Have a Second Child

Photo by: Laura Hartmann
1. Pregnancy
9 months of feeling awkward and uncomfortable and gross. I know some women feel beautiful and glowing during pregnancy, but I am not one of them.
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Photo by: Laura Hartmann
1. Pregnancy
9 months of feeling awkward and uncomfortable and gross. I know some women feel beautiful and glowing during pregnancy, but I am not one of them.
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Tue, May 7, 2013 11:50 AM EDT
It seems as though everyone around me is repopulating the earth a'la Noah and the Ark - apparently kids come two-by-two. Basically all of my friends are working on, pregnant with, or already have their second child and I'm starting to wonder, "When will I be ready for another baby?" I've always wanted more than one child, so that isn't really the issue, more so that there are just so many things about having another child that seem totally overwhelming to me and like I would be starting all over again. So, I've decided to write out the pros and cons of this second baby business. I already did a post about some reasons I'm looking forward to having another baby, and now I've written up the flip side of the coin…reasons I don't really want another baby. - By Lauren Hartmann



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