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We intend to stop after 3 kids... I'm just wondering if anyone else out there is pg with their intended last child...<br><br>
I feel kind of funny... a little sad I won't have any more babies after this, GLAD I won't be going through m/s after it winds down with this one, kind of looking forward to the "getting back to my life" that you can do more with older kids (I love, love, love my kids, but I figure after what will be a decade spent focusing on babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, I will have and enjoy some more time to myself).<br><br>
Anyone else? How are you feeling about it?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Hi! Just popping in from May due date (I'm not due til mid May) but this is our last! We had planned to stop with 2 and this baby is a total shock - but I think in a good way.<br>
When I was at the end of my preg #2 I just couldn't bear to think that it would be my last or I would cry --- so I just didnt think about that....well, turns out it wasn't going to be my last anyhow.<br>
I'm very at peace with this being my last pregnancy - it's kind of like a little bonus just one more time kinda thing. I love being pregnant and my births have all be so great but little people are lots of work and I really enjoy every stage of them growing up! And that's just it! It's so nice to see them grow up little by little - and then we have time to focus on ourselves just a bit too!<br>
Moms are people too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I've still got lots of things I want to do!
 

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This will be our third and last. Well our second was going to be the last but we changed our minds so.............<br>
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Yes, this is our last...as far as we are planning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
But dh and I were talking about my insurance, which includes maternity and therefore is pretty expensive (we pay out-of-pocket), and I said since we weren't planning anymore, I could change to a cheaper insurance after baby comes. But he said, let's wait awhile. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> So, who knows?
 

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This is definately our last. #2 was supposed to be our last but we didn't realize that he was going to be a package deal! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Three kids is going to be a challenge as I had always envisioned myself more as a one-on-one than a zone defense parent but I'm up for a challenge (I usually believe on my better days!)!<br><br>
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This is also (very sadly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) our last. I wish we could have more but I am 43 and will have just turned 44 when I give birth to this one. We wish we had gotten married earlier. We met in '92 and married in '98. Oh well, we could also adopt if our finances ever would allow it.
 

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This is our fourth and our last......I am getting my tubes tide and my DH is getting a Vas. We want double protection because our 3rd <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> was a total shock I was on bitrth control and we also used comdoms so when we got that positive we couldn't belive it. My DH thinks he has super sperm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . Anyway after our 3rd we decided we wanted one more and here we are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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This is my last, too. It is my fourth. During my last pregnancy I knew it wasn't the last and that I would probably have one more. Now things seem pretty set.<br><br>
Being pregnant is cool, but I think I enjoyed the uniqueness of it more during my first and other pregnancies. My youngest now is 3, and before I got pregnant again my body actually got fully back to being it's own. I had a lot of creative energy and was in good physical shape. It was a good feeling, not even any kids in diapers. I knew I wanted one more, so we decided to go for it so the kids wouldn't be too far apart, but now I have a sense that I didn't have before- that there is an end in sight. That the baby years indeed are brief and that the little ones grow up.<br><br>
I also am trying to keep perspective on things like my inability to take care of the house and greater need to sleep and things like that.<br><br>
I figure, four kids and finished before I'm 30- Not bad!!
 

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This is our 3rd (or 3rd & 4th if I'm lucky and am carrying twins!) and will be our last. I'd really like 4, but dh really wants to move forward with life - the kind of life that you can't really have with babies in tow too easily. He's also concerned with his age and how old they'll be when he's like 50, etc. I agree with both of his points but I guess not to his degree. I'm also glad that I won't be in a position to have more m/c's, which - as anyone who's been through it knows - is just horrendous. Anyway, I'm overall glad this will be my last pregnancy but I do love being pregnant and am doing my best to cherish every aspect that I love about it. I'm definitely sad that this will be my last birth, but I feel good that this is the right choice for our family.
 

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this is our 2nd and final babe, sigh. I don't really want any more, but it's sad to think this is the last time. We have always thought that one babe to replace each of us (2 total) was an adequate number to have. We are both from 2-kid families, so surely that subconciously influences this decision.<br><br>
DH is getting 'fixed' after this one is born! It's an agreeement we made - I have the babies, he takes responsibility for not having any more when we are done!!
 

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This is going to be our last. Sean was going to be our last baby, but I some how convinced DH to go for 1 more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I dont do pregnancy well and after everything I went through to get pregnant and get it to stick this time I am very content to be done after this. Since I will be a schedules c-section, I am having my tubes tied right afterward. DH is thrilled that we will never have to use any form of birth control again.
 

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This is our 3rd and last...most likely.<br>
We were done after one then 6 years later had #2 then we were done after 2 and 4 years later am pregnant with #3. So our plan is to be done but who knows! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I had a molar pregnancy in Jan. 2004, I was on birth control so it was not a planned pregnancy anyway. And after that we had to wait 1 year and then decided to go for one more. We are both from 3 children homes so I really feel we will be done. DH even said he'd go get "fixed" but I'll believe that when I see it! LOL<br><br>
It is sad to think this is the last though...
 

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Well, I was REALLY hoping that I was having twins so that this WOULD be my last pregnancy... But seeing as they had SUCH trouble finding ONE heartbeat, I kkind of doubt it! LOL We wanted three babies, but with as sick as I get during pregnancy, I'm not sure if I can do it again! (Not to mention that I am 30 and it took 3 years to get preggy with DD and over 2 for this one... If we start TTC another one when THIS baby is 1 like we did DD, and it takes another 2 or three years after that... I don't think I wanna go there... Too many more things to worry about during pregnancy than all the 'extras' for an "older mom"! LOL )<br><br>
But who knows! I *might* do it again! We will just wait and see! LOL<br><br>
Kerri
 
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