Wow, how neat to read all the varied answers!
I grew up as an only child, and as far back as I can remember I loathed the idea of having kids...! I actually threw up when I saw the + pg test for Ian--I just knew I'd be a horrible mom, and I felt like my life was over at 17. But hey, there was no way I was going to give this child any less than he deserved, so I shifted my thinking and of course adored him and got to really love being a mama. But one was ENOUGH!
I sold all the baby stuff, even considered getting my tubes tied (!). Then Lili came along--not unplanned, but certainly a surprise
But even then I said, okay, two is good, but NO MORE!
That was still my thinking when the divorce came up, and this pregnancy was undoubtedly the biggest shock of my life...!
I went from despair to acceptance pretty quickly--and after an unreal amount of pain and soul searching, I now realize that my life's calling has been staring me in the face all along.
Me and DP joke about that we're gonna have our own baseball team
This is the first pregnancy I've ever thought *wouldn't* be my last! It's amazing how things come full-circle like that.