Top 10 Signs You Are Ready to Have Baby #2

When you’re already juggling one kid—and everything else in life—it can be hard to remember to put on your pants before leaving the house, let alone figure out if you are ready to add another little one to the craziness. So, as a mother of two, I thought I would help those on the fence about having a second baby by lending my wisdom with this can’t-fail guide:

Top 10 Signs You Are Ready to Have Baby #2

10. You find yourself clutching your child’s outgrown newborn clothes and crying, “I wish I knew how to quit you!”

9. You reflect on your first childbirth experience and shrug, “You know, maybe being in labor for 48 hours wasn’t so bad, after all.”

8. You decide you are too well-rested.

7. You can’t help but run up to new parents and take a whiff of their baby, just to savor that delicious “new baby smell.” Even when they threaten to call the cops.

6. You start dressing the dog in “Little Brother” onesies.

5.  You lustily ogle three-row minivans.

4. You don’t have any desire to try hip, new restaurants or partake in fine dining (without embarrassment). Restaurants that serve crayons with the meal are the best.

3. You have already picked out names for baby #2. And set up e-mail and Twitter accounts.

2. You throw toys on the floor and declare, “The house isn’t cluttered enough!”

1. You never stopped wearing your maternity pants, anyway.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur.

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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Well dang! Guess it is time for another one then. Zander is sleeping through the night. I wouldn't want my sanity to return. ;)

  • Whether you’re ready for baby 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., I have a great suggestion as a must-have! I just came across a new book that’s really awesome called “The Wonder Within You” by Carey Wickersham. It’s an awesome combination of week-to-week pregnancy information, what’s going on with the baby, “Did you know?” plus health advice about what to eat, cravings, nutrition, etc, BUT also with awesome 3D/4D pictures and videos you can link or QR with your phone to and see what your baby looks like at each week stage. Even better than the typical week-to-week books, and so personal! It’s got mom stories and even a journal/note section to write your personal memories and letters to your baby. The pregnancy information is as up-to-date as it gets and it’s such a great keepsake. I want to get one for everybody I know who is expecting! Check it out…TheWonderWithinYou.com.

  • Funny post especially the maternity pants part! I wish I am ready for number 2 but baby # is such hard work (well, in a good way, of course). Thanks for sharing. – Amy

  • I’m not even three months or with my first and I find myself planning for number 2, which is crazy because my pregnancy and delivery were not ideal! I cried the first few weeks having my baby home because I didn’t want to be a mom anymore. And now just a few weeks later I’m planning on another one!

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