So I have a new nephew! My brother and his wife welcomed their second child into the world last night. Timothy Hunter.
My mom send me three pictures of him, and he’s adorable. Wait. Let’s back up. My mom send me three pictures. ONLY THREE. Is this some kind of creative torture device, made just for newborn crazies like myself? Come on Mom- how about sending me a kazillion and three pictures.
Then again, being around new babies does not help, not one little bit. I am still wanting to have another baby someday. As my own “baby” becomes more and more, well, like a defiant hairless chimp, I am forced to see that she is no longer an infant. This reality sucks.
But you know, and I know I’ve talked about this before here, and if you know me in real life than you are surely tired of this topic and I am sorry, but I want anther baby. BUT I’m not sure I want to add another child to our family. I worry about not being able to do a good job with four kids. I worry that the more kids we have, the more socially isolated we will become. I worry that my next baby might grow up too.
So while I love me some newborn neck sniffs, I’m not sure it is actually good for me to participate in such activities. But staying away from new babies is… well, it’s like living without hot water OR sex OR chocolate, you know? This situation is the opposite of win-win, because either way I am tortured.
And that friends, is my overly-privileged, blessedly fertile sob story. Sorry Tessie, but this one beats dropping your phone in the pool.