Looking back, we could not have made more mistakes in the purchase of our first house. In a sequence of events that included making an offer on a house that we had only seen in the dark, covered in snow, in March of 2008, perhaps the greatest mistake we made was not considering the space that a future child would require. Throughout the house hunting process the idea of a child was far off. It was an eventuality that we would deal with some day. Now, as the idea of a second child is somehow emerging in casual conversation, I know that a discussion about more space will undoubtedly come about too. Being proactive, last month I reached out to my realtor to begin the discussions; intent upon avoiding the pitfalls that I fell into in our first venture.