Congrats on the job Summermom! Health insurance is a good thing isn't it?
Good luck..cycle day 24 puts you how many dpo?
My feeling on family size is whatever feels right for you is right for you.
My goddaughter is nearly 20 and she and many of her friends have no siblings. If I think about my block here (urban area) there are 3 families with one child & no plans for another. It is very common nowadays. So..THAT issue-the feeling like everyone ELSE has siblings is a non-issue these days. I think a well-loved child in a family of any size does just great. I think without the built-in companions that siblings make that parents with one child have to make play-dates & provide more activities.On the other hand you can do anything with one child...no worrying about something being age appropriate for one kid but not for another...
I guess you need to look at what you envision your family to be,I personally LOVE the interactions & relationships between my children. It is one of the most moving & rewarding parts of parenting for me. They have someone who has gone through childhood with them,who will share those memories & experiences. They will have someone to share those memories with for a life-time,someone to lean on and someone to share the burdens
of aging parents with. For me I envisioned the full table at Thanksgiving,a house full of grandkids & kids as I get older. I don't mind chaos..I tolerate if not celebrate
a messy house.
I do think that children without siblings make great friends that take on sisterly/brotherly type roles in their lives. Patience & resources are probably more plentiful too in their households. Every family size should be celebrated just as every type -man/woman.. woman/woman...single parent household they all do just fine when full of love. I think the decision to go from one to two may be the most profound & certainly the transition from one to two was the most difficult for me. (2-3 was easy & here I am trying for #5!)
Anyway, ..you will make the decision that is right for you or time will make it for you
As usual I have blithered on for too long...