Finding out I was pregnant with twins was a shock. A big shock. Yes my bump had been bigger second time around and I felt more tired but I put that down to only leaving 15 months between pregnancies and running around after my very energetic toddler so when the scan said twins it was a big surprise.
The twins are now nearly four. They are scarily independent and as for the big boy now six his baby days are long gone. Perhaps this happens in all households at this time but the OH has started talking about having another baby.
I have very mixed feelings about this. I feel really lucky to have three healthy delightful children going for another feels like pushing my luck. Financially we can probably afford to give it a go but it means that any hopes of me returning to work in the near future is wishful thinking. My family is pretty balanced at the moment, how would another child fit into the mix? What would be the impact on my children? Health wise I’m ok but will be hitting the over 35 yr old mum pregnancy thing. I have a growth on my thyroid that is apparently triggered by pregnancy but its benign so it shouldn’t be a concern I don’t think?
And perhaps my main reservation is what if there is more than one baby again? The chances of a twin mum having twins again is apparently 1 in 14. Not that high, but not that low. I also can’t work out if secretly I want twins again but surely going from 3 to 5 children is madness?
So lots of things to think about. The OH says that if we’re going to go for it we should do it now as we may never get the chance again. I’m going to have to think long and hard about whether this is a real consideration for us. As always any comments/ advice is appreciated!