I am 29 years old and I have a daughter who is almost 5 and started school this September.
She is so lovely and kind and I’m so proud of her, she is beautiful, she lights up a room and everyone absolutely adores her! I’m a single mum and her dad is still around and he helps out a lot, so we’re a really happy blended family both with new partners but no younger children added to the mix yet.
I’ve been with my new partner for over two years now and we’re starting to think about having a second baby – But I’m so worried about so many things!
Will I love my second baby as much as my first?
Will I struggle having less free time if I’m not splitting custody with a parent that I’m separated from?
Have I just got my life back now my daughter is in school – do I want to do nursery and school runs again?
Have I forgotten how isolated and crappy being a single parent felt the first time?
Have I forgotten how hard the newborn stage is?
Have I forgotten how expensive the newborn stage is? And then nursery fees?
Have I forgotten how hard pregnancy can be?
What would happen if I became a single mum to two children with different dads?
If my new partner do have a baby and aren’t a ‘broken home’ and are a family unit – will my daughter feel or be left out?
I just have a million thoughts going through my head and I’m not sure whether a second baby is the right decision!
Please let me know what you all think and any advice is welcome!