Single Mom Probs: My Kid Asked Me For A Sibling

Yesterday when I picked JD up from school he announced in front of his class, teachers and another mom that he wanted a baby brother. This is not the first time he has asked me for a sibling. “Mommy, Sharuki (sp?) is so cute!” he said on the way home a few days ago. When I asked him who that was, he told me a baby from the baby room. Then he said, “Can we get one?”

“One what?” I asked.

“A baby, mommy,” he said.


It makes me sad he is an only child. I love Carlo and Bri. I know they have my back. We are a tripod. I want JD to have this sense of security. I totally get that some people only want one kiddo and that singleton kids turn out fine and dandy. I just want another baby and apparently JD wants one too. I’m going to be 32 in December and I thought I’d have at least 2 by now. (I also thought that I would be married!) Of course, I have fertility on the brain … surprisingly not marriage. You can wed at any age. You can’t conceive at any age necessarily.

I had a mini anxiety attack watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians this past Sunday. Spoiler Alert: I feel so bad for Khloe and her public struggle with not being able to conceive. She is so brave to share her story and the fact she didn’t/doesn’t ovulate regularly. Then there’s big sis, Kim, who wants to freeze her eggs (she’s my age), because she’s not ready to have a baby, but wants babies. In any event, I’m definitely bringing this up with my OB-GYN this Fall at my yearly.


It’s true that fertility decreases in your 30s. Experts say 24 is the best age to get pregnant from a biological perspective because your fertility is at its peak. I got pregnant at 25, a few days short of my 26th birthday. December 9, 2006. One night. One holiday party. One bottle of champagne. One try. Not even trying. Fertility experts caution women in their 30s not to wait too long, as our eggs begin to free fall. Free fall, like my stomach did when I read that.

Single moms, do you want more kids? What is your plan?  Have a great weekend!! 

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