Not including any future surprises, how many ladies here are planning for this to be your last baby? I feel like I've heard it come up a bit and wanted to start a thread for it since I feel like there are a lot of feelings that come with it.
We are planning for this to be our third and final child. It makes me excited and disappointed at the same time. I'm kind of happy to know that we'll finally start to clear out everything I've been saving through both kids and will be able to clear out the clothes that we won't need for this baby when it's born and we find out the sex. And since we both work outside the house, it will be nice to be able to not have to plan for childcare all of the time - at least baby care - for that much longer.
But I'm disappointed not to have the excitement of getting pregnant again and looking forward to another new baby in our life. Part of it is because I've become an only child since my brother died as a teenager and my kids having each other will be the only family they really have when they get older. But the other part is how much I absolutely love my kids and feel like I just want to be surrounded by them.
I feel like my reasons for not having another kid seem very petty compared to the reasons for wanting another. However, with finite resources, it seems like the best decision and that three is our number.