December 23, 2004


I was babysitting for a friends little one, who is only about 2 months old. I fed her, I rocked her, I put her to sleep, I carried her about in a little kangaroo thingee on my chest, I changed her diaper.

You know what they say, there comes a time when you do all that and realize, well, that was nice, but I'm done with that now!


I didn't feel that way. I loved holding her, and playing with her and caring for her. I loved watching the children play with her and talk to her. I looked into her little face and saw a bit of heaven. Caring for her made me feel so joyful.

Maybe someday I'll be glad to give them back, but it felt so beautiful holding her in my arms.

If I could turn time back one of the two things I would have done differently, and I know other women my age have expressed the same thing, is have had more children.

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 23, 2004 08:55 PM

I don't love every baby but sometimes I get really attached and wonder if I should just try one more time. I am just waiting for my sister to get married and let me share her She says I have to wait about 3 years.....well, ok.

Posted by: Robin P at December 23, 2004 10:15 PM

In the years after Bacon I had this experience with only one baby (also a friends).Otherwise,its sad that I have to admit that I have absolutely no interest in babies anymore.Not quite sure why but seeing a baby doesn't trigger anything other then "brrrrr all the sleepless nights","the darn bottles and diapers"....Maybe I am in denial because of the fact that I can't have anymore and because of that my 3 are right now such terrors,a baby on top would drive me bunkers.I just can't imagine to even hold another baby.Sad...:-(

Posted by: LW at December 24, 2004 03:08 PM

I have wonderful half hours with my 7 month old nephew. We cuddle, and play, and then I hand him over. It's great!

Posted by: Sally at December 24, 2004 08:10 PM
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