I'm sure its a question a lot of us have been asked, and if you're anything like me it might be something you struggle with. I am SO envious of mothers and families that "knew" one way or the other- whether that was being totally done at 2, 4, 12 etc and choosing not to grow your family any further, or knowing that you would keep going until you couldnt have any more.
I am very much having a hard time with this lately. And to be honest, most of the worry and struggle comes from my parents- whom I am very close to (and who's opinion matters to me whether it should or not). My mother is **obsessed** with my not having any more children and talks about it all the time. Last night I joked about being pregnant again (I am not) and she went off the handle and started in on how I had to stop sometime and I was 'addicted' and I need to stop being so ridiculous. We get along wonderfully 99% of the time but she is so darn vocal and negative about it and it honestly hurts.
Especially because I think we are doing a good job! We are financially sound, our children are healthy and happy and loved, we certainly have stressful days but I think that we are a strong and secure family. I would understand if we were falling apart!!
Anyway, I'm rambling. I guess my question is: If you are done, how did you make that decision? And if you are not done, how did you make that decision? And lastly, if you have family or community who dont agree with your choices, how do you deal with that?