1/10/13

Two is Enough

It seems there has been an explosion of babies in our world, which I love because I can
hold them
breathe in that sweet baby smell
cuddle their tiny little body close
and when they cry at 2 AM
I am sound asleep in my own warm bed.

The inevitable, albeit inappropriate, question is sometimes asked:
When are you having another one?

I am quick to respond.
Never.
I wish I had a "good" excuse like I had seriously difficult pregnancies or deliveries, or a heart condition, or some other REASON why two was going to be my max.
I just plain don't want to.
I just don't want to be outnumbered.
I don't want to be pregnant and uncomfortable again.
I don't want to have to worry about ANOTHER college bill to pay.
I would eventually like to be comfortable with money, rather than always waiting.
Plus, as it is, they new baby would sleep in a drawer in their sisters' room until they were too heavy, they'd cause it to tip.
Our home is OK for now, but as the girls get older and and do things that "teenagers" do - like demand their own bathroom time, we are going to have to do some serious scheduling for space to make things work.

Nate does not agree.
He would like to have more.
Maybe because he wants a son.
Maybe because he came from a bigger family.
Maybe because his heart just wants more.

I am also smart enough to know that unless we take some serious and life-long steps to prevent another pregnancy, it could happen.  (Hello, Avery.)
I have an IUD, and that's pretty effective, but as we all learned in health class, only abstinence is 100%.
Or a vasectomy.
But refer to my previous paragraph - Nate's not going under the knife any time soon.

I may change my mind.
Maybe.
Probably not though.
So I'll stick to cuddling nieces and nephews and the children of my friends.
I hope that river of babies never runs dry because I may have to resort to asking strangers to hold their babies, and that will more than likely result in some criminal action.

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9 comments:

Sara McFall said...

After this baby is born we are done also! 2 is enough for all the reasons you mentioned. So much so that Erin is going under the knif this year since we will meet our detuctable after I have this baby.
These are all good reasons! My parents had just two and I'm not sure how I'd feel if I had more younger brothers/sisters.

Elisa said...

I agree with ya about the overflow of babies lately....soo many people are either preggers or just had....I am excited to get my baby fix this weekend....I completely understand only wanting two....but the thoughts do creep up about adding...I am almost 4 yrs out and the thoughts are there....but so are the do I really want to go back to diapers, leaky boobs, middle of the night feedings...its a good thing about those IUDs though you cant just stop taking a pill...

Shannon said...

Enjoying your blog! :)

I don't know why so many humans seem to think it's polite to inquire about another's reproductory plans/status! I have a slightly different issue in that people want to know when I'm going to start. My response has always related to having the dogs and that's enough for now but an inquiry actually came in a holiday card this year!

Hang in there. :)

Shannon Dew said...

The other day at the doctor the nurse asked "so will this be your last?" and I was quick to say "YES! I don't want to be outnumbered!". LOL

Bronwyn said...

When you know...you know. Three works for me- but now I'm DONE, too!

J M Brown said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

J M Brown said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree !
Leave him alone with both girls for the afternoon, no TV, and he will be singing another tune...

J M Brown said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

~Dawn~ said...

I have the same feelings, lady. 2 babies is enough for me...but, I love cuddling those of my friends and family.

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