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April 4th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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I just saw on Facebook that my DH's cousin is expecting #4. We started TTC right about when she gave birth to #3! My first thought was, "Another one? Already?!!? But they will be 2 years apart, it's not like they are even going to to be super close in age.

It's insane how many of our friends/relatives who had a baby well after Mason was born are having ANOTHER one already. I guess I shouldn't be shocked...we've been TTC for the length of almost 2 pregnancies already

Another thing (and I'm a Christian and probably shouldn't feel this way.) I'm tired of seeing status updates..."We are expecting #4! We are SO blessed!" or "Baby #3 is a girl! We are so blessed!" or "I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband and 5 wonderful children!" Honestly, it makes me feel kind of "unblessed". Why is everyone else's lives turning out so perfectly when all I want is to see my son's eyes light up when he sees his little brother or sister for the first time. I used to want 5 or 6 kids and now I will settle for 2? Is it really so unreasonable to want 2 kids? I mean , good grief. If all of my friends are SO blessed, when is it my turn. My son is the hugest blessing I could have asked for, but is that it? I'm done? No more blessings. Ugh. I'm just really struggling with this right now.
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April 4th, 2011, 05:13 PM
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I empathize with you completely... It's difficult NOT to think things like "it's not fair" or "why her, and why NOT me?" That is something I struggle with all the time. Esp when you see women who have only a partner, or cannot afford it. I pray every day for my son to have a sibling. The only consolation I can offer is that you are certainly not alone, and God's timing is perfect.
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April 4th, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Big HUGS sweetie! I swear everyone around me is pg right now and I am really struggling with it as well. I just don't understand why DH and I can't accomplish in 10 months of hardcore trying what 16 year-old girls can do without even trying (I am around a few too many of the latter right now). I have no words of wisdom...while I truly believe that God has a plan for us, and this situation, right now I am struggling too....
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April 4th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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You took the words right out of my mouth. I was just thinking today that I know someone who is on her 3rd child (had her first the same time as I had mine). I get jealous, and then feel upset that I'm jealous. I feel SO blessed to have DS and so many other people/things in my life, but I also feel "unblessed" sometimes too b/c I so badly want another child. Then I feel guilty about that...so yeah. *sigh* Hugs heading your way....
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April 5th, 2011, 05:18 AM
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((HUGS)) I'm so sorry, and I can relate...I joined a DDC on What To Expect when I got pregnant with Nate. We all moved over to a Facebook board aobut 2 years ago...and they are ALL pregnant with #3 by now, some had had them...some are already pregnant with #4. It is so hard because every month it is someone else getting their BFP.

But it WILL be your turn and your BLessing someday, and hopefully someday soon. Do not lose hope!
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