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Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)
The only thing that I would gently mention is that you might want to expand your views beyond what feels best for you... although that is an enormously valid consideration, of course.
I've always wished that my parents had made their lives a little more difficult for a few years in order to give me the blessing of a sibling. To me, family is everything and I'd love to have a brother or sister. It makes me sad that my children have no aunts or uncles or cousins.
My parents gave some thought as to how having another child would impact them temporarily. I don't know if they gave much thought to how not having a sibling would impact me forever.
Totally worth repeating! Another consideration that weighed heavily on me was, what if something happened to DH and I. If DS lost us both together, at least he would have someone close, to pick up and go on with, whether he was 5 years old, 15 or 50. I still have both of my parents, but when the time comes that I lose one, I know I will lean on my brothers and sisters. Doing it on my own would make a difficult time that much harder.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and I know it might put me in the minority on MDC. But I'm really happy with one child, and the older he gets, the happier I am.
Anyone else feel that way?
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