Ever since I had my first baby I have been so curious on other couples’ points of view on how many children they want to have. Some of my friends knew from the beginning that they absolutely wanted two while others were hestitant to commit to having a second child. And then I have my friends who have split opinions. Some moms want to go for number three and the husbands are happy with two, and other friends where the husband is the one who is ready. It seems to be that everyone has a different idea of the perfect family unit.
This week we are excited to write a series of entries regarding our perspectives on having children and when to call it quits. Each of us will provide our personal choice and how we came to it. It should be interesting, so stay tuned all week.
As for Brent and I, we were so blessed to get pregnant the first time immediately. So easily that I was completely paranoid that we would get pregnant again by accident or too quickly. How wrong I was, it ended up taking us twleve months to get pregnant the second time. Then it finally happened. And all of our friends started to ask us if this was it – were we done after our second? Neither one of us could commit either way. We always answered “maybe”. To which our experienced friends responded, “if you aren’t positive that you are done, you’ll definitely have another.”
Then the day finally arrived that Annie was born. I remember how excited I was during her delivery (after my epidural, of course). When the doctor handed her to me, my first thought was, “this is not the last time I am going to do this.” It could have been my newborn baby bliss or a sign that we were meant to have three.
We’ll just have to see…..
Does anyone have insight or advice on deciding whether to go for three or not?