Ya'll, I always said I wanted to have one baby. I only wanted to go through pregnancy once and be done with it. Man OH man, did that change. I was so lucky during my pregnancy. Other than occasional heartburn and mood swings (which my husband suffered from more than me), I was in the clear. I didn't have nausea or bad acne or crazy weight gain. Don't kill me, I had my fair share of "awful" in my last trimester (read my birth story). In fact, I loved being pregnant. I loved that my little was in my belly and I was never alone. Feeling her kicks was a reminder that my best friend was with me. I learned so much about myself and didn't only grow physically, but mentally as well.
I am also a step-mom to an amazing 8 year old. I have been part of Ethan's life since he was 2. He is so mature and smart and handsome and it blows my mind that I was blessed with two awesome kids. Part of the reason I thought I only wanted one kiddo of my own, was because of Ethan. I don't want to alienate or ostracize him. Does that even make sense? I feel like the bigger the age gap, the less he will feel 'part of the family.' I know that my husband and I are very cautious in making sure that he never feels that way, but still. I'm worries that if I have another, the age gap would instantly make him feel like he has been put on the back burner.
Not trying to toot my own horn, but I'm also a pretty good mom. I only say this, because I never thought I would be. I'm incredibly surprised at myself to be honest. I'm also very lucky that Amelia sleeps well at night and is a pretty easy baby. Now I find myself trying to decide If I want another baby. Ask anyone that knows me... I was NOT planning on another kiddo. It was not on my agenda, that was for sure. Things change though right? I've learned that I live for this. I was literally born to be a mom. My life has a whole new meaning and purpose and I freaking love it.
So ladies, How many kids do you have? How did you decide on a number? Do you really need a good reason to have another baby other than you want to?