Originally Posted by Juvysen
Wow... congratulations! What's it like to be pregnant the same time as your daughter/DIL? My dd's not even 2 yet, so I can't even fathom... but that sounds so lovely. I'm torn between wanting that kind of big family and staying where we are with only 2.
We thought we wanted 2.... then 3. They were a lot of work, but so fun too! It was so neat to see each of their little personalities blossom... then we had 4... so fun! So we went for 5.... then we got broken. Don't let anyone tell you it is getting "fixed"... It all worked JUST FINE before we broke it!!!! Everyone said we should "be responsible" That kids cost too much. (we were really struggling financially) So, we gave in. Figured we could adopt. We did - a family of 4. Then another daughter, niece of the other 4. They are all great kids. If you ask "which ones are 'your's"? the answer is they are all MINE. I love them so, every one. Born to me or adopted. And no... I don't think I can remember which ones are adopted, thanks........ however, we also missed babies. (as well as sex was no fun anymore, kind of pointless, ya know? Oh, and that little issue of dh being in constant pain for 8 years??) So... we had a reversal. You know, got "fixed!!" Praise the Lord, it relieved his pain, AND we got to have babies again!! Sex is super again, such a joy to come together! No worries... we welcome children. Our finances did improve... after we had 10 kids, lol. Until then we lived in a 950 sq ft house (that is not a typo) My kids are all such neat people. (well, my 12 yr old entering puberty is a bit trying right now... sigh... but this too shall pass. I already survived it 9 times!) We have no regrets at "having so many kids", we only regret "missing" the ones we did not have for 9 years :-(
3 years ago, my oldest daughter Erin and I were pregnant at the same time. We got belly pics together, and her sweet Adin was born 4 weeks before his uncle Micah, lol...
Ever hear of someone on their deathbed wishing they did not have their children?