I Love Not Being Pregnant

Lowell is 2 years, 1 month, and 1 day old. By the time Kendall and Leyna were this age, I was 10-14 weeks pregnant with the next one.

That is to say, this is the first time I’ve been able to experience life with a 2 year old while not incubating another life, sucking on Sour Patch kids, and willing myself to eat mashed potatoes.

I don’t have very many memories of Kendall and Leyna at this age and stage. Probably because I was curled up
on the couch, throwing fruit snacks at them, counting the seconds until nap time so I could hate life in my bed, with my eyes closed.

Lowell seems… younger to me than I thought the other two were by the time I was pregnant with the next. I guess that’s just the way it always goes with the baby.

I’m enjoying him so much, y’all.


Even though he is a total curious jerk sometimes. He pulled the dishwasher open on himself after climbing it yesterday. This was seconds after I removed him from a chair he pushed up to the sink where he began “washing” knives.

He either has way more stamina and determination than the other two did at two years old, or they are really damn lucky to be alive. Remember that time I had the flu when I was 10 weeks pregnant with Lowell?

I can NOT imagine keeping this kid from harm while pregnant right now.


Let alone keeping up with all 3 of them!


But this is enjoyable, chasing them around (notice how all the pictures are of their backs?) while not wanting to vomit.

I love not being pregnant.

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  1. I am 9 weeks pregnant and have a 19 month old. Right after reading this I literally puked while attempting to nurse him to sleep. I’ve been really sick and dehydrated. My milk supply is almost gone and my son is so not ready to ween. I keep wondering what we were thinking and how I forgot how hard this is.

    Thank you for this post because it reminds me that I’m not alone in this process; that other women have been here and survived it.

  2. I have had similar feelings of relief lately. If I followed the same spacing as my first two (19 months apart) I would have another newborn right now. I thought at least that I would be pregnant but we feel like we want to wait another year or so before trying for another. And I just realized how relieved I feel about that! I hope more babies are in my future, but for now I’m enjoying the two I have!

  3. I feel your pain and joy. I also have two boys with a girl in the middle. 2 years between each set. Ages closely mirror your three. I love watching my littlest and letting him be little. He turned 2 at the end of June and this is the first time I’ve had a kid this age without having a newborn. It is so much more fun!

  4. Elise Zindorf Ford on

    Yes! Mine are 2, 4, and 6 and I am LOVING not being pregnant, and plan to continue loving it for the rest of my life. 🙂

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