How many children would you have if you had no concerns at all? I would love to have three children but I cannot affors it and I hate being pregnant. But I would like for my DD to have a playmate closer in age than my DS.
I still wouldn't have any more. Four kids is a HUGE responsibility and for me, personally, having any more children would be unfair to the ones I already have bc most days I feel like I'm not even doing them justice. KWIM?
I would probably have two biological children... I have no desire to have a large family, but I guess two just seems like a good number.
I only have one now, but I am not sure whether I will ever want to actively try to have a second because a) I feel really broke with one as it is b) I really need to (and want to) go back to school to get a masters degree and I don't want anything else to get in my way of making that happen c) I will likely have to go on bedrest at some point during my pregnancy, which I dread both physically and financially, and d) I am terrified of having another early birth, especially one at an earlier gestational age than when my DS was born.
I mean, if I get pregnant with #2 at some point, I would be really happy about it given that none of my fears about having #2 are absolute dealbreakers and probably more than one are somewhat unwarranted, but I just don't see myself actively TTC to get the job done, KWIM?
Uhm, 5 or 6? But, that will never happen. I'm too old to start that. I hated being pregnant. House isn't big enough. Don't make enough money. Etc etc.
Realistically, 2. And I'm terrified to even think about TTC for #2. But, I do believe it will be better for Dane to have a sibling. They will appreciate it when they are older and DH and I are long gone. It's nice to have family.
He was born at 33 1/2 weeks. I had a pretty normal pregnancy, but I started feeling sick one day and my water just randomly broke that night! It may have just been a random thing or some kind of sickness that caused me to rupture early, but it probably more likely that it was due to some cervical weakness from a past LEEP, which means that it could very well happen again.
DS is doing really well now, but it was hard in the beginning with him being in the NICU for three weeks, dealing with different issues and not really knowing if he would do ok in the long run. Most 33 weekers do fine, but you never know, KWIM?
Honestly, I think that I am just a one and done girl. For some reason I just don't have that "itch" for anymore. That may change, but but I really don't see that. Right now we would be totally screwed financially if I got pregnant with #2, which is why I had an IUD put in and we practice other measures to prevent pregnancy as well, but like you said, even if that wasn't an issue, and money wouldn't be a problem, I just don't foresee wanting another. I would be overly stressed and I don't think that I would enjoy being a parent as much as I do now. I can't imagine having to split my attention with another child when my first already demands so much of me. Some of that would probably subside if she had someone else to pick on as her sibling got older, but still, I just for some reason don't have that inclination. Now my husband on the other hand wants a boy, but he is just going to have to survive with what we have!! :)
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