There’s nothing quite like that newborn smell and those first few months when you feel love like no other. But amidst that fog of sleep deprivation and learning the ropes, the thought of another baby can be nothing short of petrifying.
So, how do you know when you’re ready to do it all again? Here are the most common signs.
You start to feel ‘normal’ again
Getting to grips with parenting first, second or even third time round takes time. No baby comes with a manual or an off button and night after night of broken sleep tests even the biggest insomniac. Then suddenly you turn a corner. You’ve got this parenting thing down pat – as much as you can– and light is at the end of the tunnel. You can hold a conversation without losing track. You can juggle as if you were an octopus, and you can finally get out of your pyjamas.