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#31 of 41 Old 12-18-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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three boys, 17, 7, and nb... i am DONE... at 43 !! nuff said!!
dh was done after ds2 (his ds1)
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We have 4 and we're not done.

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I am seriously stressed about never having enough time to do anything.

I am always torn between holding a sleeping baby just a minute longer and letting go so I can pick up the mess. And when he needs me and I am only with him, I feel guilty because my mind wanders to the lists of things to do and to the boys.

And HONESTLY if anyone tells me not to worry about the house... UGH! I know that. I do. I have relaxed my standards since getting pregnant, and the house suffers (a lot!) but my mental health and stress levels are directly connected to a clean house.

This house is SO SMALL. If I can't stay 100% on top of cleaning, decluttering and keeping the boys active on putting things away, all functions of and around the house are chaotic for everyone. We can't move, sit, etc.. because things pile up too easily.
Are you me?? That is me to a T! Right down to th small house (about 800 sq ft!) We really need a bigger place, but that's a whole other thread.

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We've got 2 boys. Matthew is 19 months, Nathan is our little nb. I always wanted 3, DH wanted 2, and the deal was that if the first 2 were boy/girl we'd "talk" about a 3rd, but if the first 2 were of the same sex we'd definitely have a 3rd. So yeah, not done, definitely going for number 3, but I think I need to wait until Nate is about 3 to consider another pregnancy. I spend the first half with hyperemesis and the last 2 or more months on bedrest so I think its best if the little guys are in some form of school where they can have fun away from sick mama.

Oh, and crazy me is actually considering a 4th someday, but haven't spoken to dh about it and I think it might just be hormones so I really have to see. Wouldn't mind another happy accident someday, just NOT NOW.

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One and one angel baby... I would love another but DH is on the fence. But I was saying, during childbirth, that I was DONE and never going through that again... I must have forgotten the pain already. We'll see... I was ready to start trying again right away but we have not plunged into that just yet!

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Right now with my sanity being questionable from lack of sleep and our finances being a wreck...I am glad we are both of the mindset to let God plan it. We have three girls....and depending on when you ask me I would say I want a half dozen more or I am done....DH wants more(especially a boy...but i can't guarantee that is what we would end up with!)....I really really want a little more space between them though as these ones are 3 under 3!

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We have 4 and we're not done.



Are you me?? That is me to a T! Right down to th small house (about 800 sq ft!) We really need a bigger place, but that's a whole other thread.
Yeah- and, like GinaRae- i go crazy if the house is a mess, too. we have a 1200 sf house and 6 kids AND My mother and her boyfriend are living here. Soo..... we have 10 people in 1200 SF. luckily it's laid out very well. Luckily, DH just busted into the side of our basement to access 600SF that's been sealed up for 30 years, in order to build me a bedroom suite. Once my mother leaves in January, we're converting 2 bedrooms into four bedrooms and then all but ONE child will have their own room and also then no one but the baby will be in mine. YIPPEEEEE
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I have two and feel 99% done. DH feels not even close to being done, but I sort of feel like when he's ready to have the next two, we can discuss it.

I feel a bit guilty since I know he wants many more, especially boys, and also because my pregnancies are fairly easy on the spectrum. I don't get very sick and only feel moderately unwell physically, and the labors could probably be worse, but I suffer from anxiety regarding mostly my weight gain and the fact that I go pretty late and had to be induced both times. It is bad enough that I would rather not go through it again than have another child.

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Three, and not sure. I really feel like there are 1 or 2 more babies out there for us, but this last pregnancy was pretty hard on me. I do postpartum really well though and am adjusting to having 3 pretty good. I love having babies, I just don't love pregnancy.

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we have 2, and i definitely don't feel done. dh can't even talk about more kids right now, though. between our first loss and now the trauma of this birth, he is super paranoid about losing me if wer have another baby...
i'm 31, so we have some time. we have almost 4 years between the 2 girls, and i like the age gap--maybe he'll be open to one more in another 4 years--i won't be too old then (35).
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3 and yes

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Just Athena and absolutely NOT done.
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