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While I was dating my husband and after we got married, our idea was to have 4 children in our life. Since starting my motherhood journey, I had my first child when I was 24 years old.
I would have had a baby earlier except I lost my first baby. If you want to read about that, take a look here.
Now that my youngest is 3 years old, I have talked it over with my husband and we feel like we don’t need any more children. I might have had another one but my youngest is a very big hand full. I love him but he exhausts me.
In my mind, 3 children is a good number. I’m not like the Duggar family(no offense to them). I just don’t have that kind of patience or finances to support that many children.
I am a religious person and try to make this decision to not have any more children prayerfully. If I got pregnant by accident, that would just be something I would accept and move on with my life.
I’m definitely not trying to get pregnant now and do not foresee trying to get pregnant anytime in the future.
After all, I am 35 years old. Did you know that if you are pregnant after the age of 35, they consider it a geriatric pregnancy?😂😂😂😂😂
The doctor that came up with that name needs to be throat punched. Seriously?? Geriatric? Come on!
For those who decide to have a lot of children, good for you! I look at you in awe! If you can support them financially and not want to rip your hair out, then more power to you.
Seriously, I’m not here to tell you how many children to have. I am just wondering, how do we know when to be done having kids?
There are people in my own neighborhood that have 4+ children. Like, up to 6 children. I don’t think I could ever do that. I’m sure I would be bald from pulling my hair out!
Since I have been meditating and trying to get answers to my dilemma, I haven’t received any answers. To me, that might mean no answer means no more having kids.
What do you think?
How do you decide if you’re done having children? I truly want to know. It might help me solidify my thoughts I’m having.
Before I had my third child, I would look at pregnant women or newborns and my uterus would just cry because I wanted another child.
Things have changed after my third though. I don’t feel that yearning anymore and when I see a newborn, I think they are cute but I’m not dying to have another one.
This is why I am thinking I am done having kids.
Maybe this is my sign to know that I need to be content with my three fabulous children. I love them and they drive me nuts but that’s life. What kid doesn’t bug you at times?
This year, I’ll be turning 36. I really don’t want to be classified as a geriatric pregnant lady. I think I’ll just start living my life.
Going out and not worrying about having a diaper bag is kind of liberating.
Not having to potty train anymore is the most wonderful thing to me ever. Potty training is rough and I don’t want to experience that again.
One day, in the next 2 years, I’ll be home during the day by myself. Think of all the things I’ll be able to do!!!
I will be watching all the things on Netflix. There won’t be a worry of leaving the house with a child and fighting to get shoes on.
This time in life with my children being young and wild is definitely special to me. I love this time but seasons change and with every season there’s something new to love.
I know someday I am going to miss this crazy, hectic time but I will also enjoy my children as adults with their independence. It is going to be fun to see what the future holds for my little family.
How many children do you have? Did you always have an idea of having a certain amount of children? How do you decide if you’re finished having kids? I would love to hear some of your answers below.