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post #21 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?
We will be having more if in God's will
On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?
10
What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?
Reading the Bible, praying about it, and discussing it with dh
What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?
None.......makes it alot more fun
post #22 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?

I think we're finished.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?

9 - because you can never say never again until after menopause!

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?

My pregnancies have been pretty miserable - HG, back and pelvic problems, depression, etc. It's been hard enough with one child - I'm feeling really bad about not being a great mom for the last 7 months. I can't imagine doing it again with two small children to care for.

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?

I keep threatening DH that he has two choices: vasectomy or celibacy. Otherwise, BF'ing worked for over 2 years last time, and we don't mind condoms.
post #23 of 32
we are probably finished, but I will say 9.5 sure, because I am 24, and who knows... I am also very very fertile, got pregnant the instant I was off the pill with no. 1.... we just think 2 is right for us, we pour our energy into dd, and it is hard enough to think of dividing that attention and affection between 2... I mean, I know it'll be fine, but more than 2 kids sounds hard! plus this pregnancy has been really difficult for me. For birth control we will probably use condoms and then dh may get a vasectomy.... we will see.
post #24 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?
We are finished!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?
We are an 8 probably because you never know for sure, surprises could happen!

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?
It was hard enough convincing DP for a third so I hardly doubt he would go for a fourth.....and I think I am ready to be done anyway!!

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?
Most likely condoms and the birth control pill (Maybe!!!!) DP could never get a vasectomy because he can't even go to the dentist or go to a doctor without feeling faint so going for something like that would not be an option!
post #25 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?
I would definitely like to adopt a fourth baby, dw is set with 3, I am not planning to have another pregnancy.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?
I'm a 10 about wanting to adopt a 4th (but at this point dw would probably say she's a 10 about being DONE), and a 9 about not planning another pregnancy.

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?
I've always wanted four kids, but after bringing 3 onto this earth, I feel like I've made enough of a genetic impact. And I've always wanted to adopt. Also, pregnancy is hard on me, especially the beginning. But I'm sure there's part of me that will always want to do it again anyway, and we still have some of our donor's sperm in storage. . . so. . . who knows. But I am definitely treating this pregnancy like it's my last, assuming that all continues to go well.

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?
Not necessary for us . The one benefit of not being able to make babies with my wife.

Lex
post #26 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do yout hink you're finished? I'm pretty sure we'll have altleast 1 more. Maybe 2.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision? 1 more: 10 2 more: an 8

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision? I just don't feel that our family is complete.

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby? Usually just stick to FAM. It works well till we're ready for the next one. We'll probably do something more permanent once we're really done.
post #27 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished? I am, but DH is not interested...

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision? hmmm...5...since we can't agree!

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision? I don't feel like I'm 'done' yet...feel like there is still another baby out there waiting to meet us!

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby...dh will be using condoms...I will be tracking cycles...and he will most likely pull out even with a condom on since he REALLY doesn't want any more! hahahaah
post #28 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?

We definately want more!! This is baby number 1, and we both want at least 2, and probably more.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?

10!!

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?

Dh is one of 3, and I am one of 5 kids. We both want our children to grow up with siblings, since our relationships with our siblings are so important to us.

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?

We're not sure yet. This is on my list of questions to ask my midwife at my next appointment. Dh doesn't like condoms, and I would like to avoid hormonal methods (the pill, etc.)
post #29 of 32
Hopping over from Dec.
I love hearing what other mamas are thinking/ planning.

Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?

I definately want at least 1 more dh is feeling pretty done.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?
I am a 10 (of wanting more) and dh is probably an 8 (of being done)

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?

Obviously our decision has not been made. We were both sure on 4 but I have had 2 m/c's in the last year so I have been pg for over a year now and dh is done w/ me being pg. I think that we are both 100% sure that we will be pausing for a while after this baby. Then we will bring up the discussion again.

what birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?

We will use NFP for either decision. I probably won't start charting until about 9 months since i have never o'd that early.
post #30 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by deleria
I don't remember if this has been asked before, so I figured I'd post it anyway.

Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished? We are done!!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision? 10 being the most sure.... we are an 11

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision? Our first child together died at less than two days from complications of Down Syndrome... this baby is healthy so we don't want to push our luck...

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?
We haven't really talked extensively about this one, but initially we will use condoms since I'll be BF. Then I might be able to talk dh into a vasectomy...
post #31 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?

Definitely game for more

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?

10+

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?

This is our first and I come from a family of five kids. Anything less seems...well, boring to me! DH also wants a big family. Of course, after dealing with one I'll see if my mind will change!

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?

I was planning to use the FAM guidelines for lactational amennorrhea (sp?) but then hearing stories here about mamas getting their AF back even with tons of bfing kind of scared me off from doing that. I really want this baby to have a year of good solid breastfeeding without me worrying about pregnancy messing up my supply and health. So I guess it'll be condoms...
post #32 of 32
Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?

This is babe #1, so we are planning to have more.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?

10+

What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?

This is babe#1 and my DH is an only child and wants more than one, I come from a fam of 3 kids and have wonderful, special relationships with my siblings.

What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?

Haven't really thought about the fact there is an after...we will likely use condoms, as we did before. I had a really bad reaction to the pill and am just not willing to jepordize my body like that again!
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