I’m talking about having another baby again.

But I promise I’m not pregnant.

Well, not unless someone poked holes in the Trojans over the Christmas holidays, of course. But that seems unlikely because a) I’m not overly motivated to get pregnant and spend the first quarter of 2014 praying to the porcelain god, b) my husband starts twitching every time I bring up the idea of having another baby, and c) I kept all of our birth control locked in the hotel safe while we were in Vegas so housekeeping couldn’t get their hands on them.

So I think it’s safe to assume there will be no babies in my belly any time soon, and I’m totally cool with that. You see, even though the Terrible Twos can be terrible, I absolutely love this stage. My daughter is just so much FUN now that she’s becoming opinionated and animated, and I’m not sure I want to share her.

But if I were brave enough to get pregnant and have another baby, there are so many things I would do differently.

1. I wouldn’t change her diaper every time she makes a noise in the middle of the night. As it turns out, turning on the light, removing a baby from her swaddle, taking off her sleeper, changing her diaper, putting her sleeper back on, and re-swaddling her 25 times a night doesn’t do wonders for anyone’s sleep.

2. I’d start brushing her gums with a toothbrush the moment she emerged from my body. And maybe I wouldn’t have to brush her teeth with a washcloth on my finger while simultaneously trying to distract her with the iPad until she goes to college….

This is an excerpt from the article 10 things I’d do differently if I was brave enough to have another baby which originally appeared on http://www.cloudywithachanceofwine.com/.