No, I'm not pregnant ... and let me tell you my reasons for not being pregnant:
1. Probably the most significant reason is money - lack of it. Mostly the concern is how expensive the medical costs would be because Joe's insurance isn't very inclusive.
2. I like wine. And coffee. And beer. And Ny-Quil. Since I stopped nursing back in April, it's been so nice to be able to take any kind of over the counter medication I want. You'd be surprised what is off limits to nursing women - and if you're pregnant, forget it. Even cough drops have a disclaimer telling you to seek medical advice before consuming if you're pregnant or nursing.
3. I think I might lose my mind. Brandt is tons of fun and super sweet, but there are times when I want some "me" time. I think with two kids you can throw that dream out the window until they're both in school. Right now I can take a few minutes here and there when I put Elmo on TV for 15 minutes.
It's funny that once your first kid reaches a certain age (usually over a year) people start casually prying about "when are you having another one?" and they get super suspicious of any move you make to see if you *might* be pregnant. Like whether or not you skip that glass of wine at dinner.
And to be completely honest, it's not something Joe and I haven't talked about. Or even attempted (take a deep breath, Mom). It just hasn't happened, and given our current situation I think we will hold off a little longer. I look forward to enjoying my wine this holiday season.