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Old 10-27-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Maine
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What I don't understand is why aren't people happy with just one? Why have a second and split the love and time between them?
I always tell my kids that my heart grew bigger when each of them where born, and that is exactly how it feels.

Your question is a little ridiculous to me, and I am feeling like you must not actually HAVE any children. Why imply that people with more chilren don't love them as much or spend as much time with them? Maybe that is how you would feel, but you certainly don't speak for everyone else. That is like me saying that all only children are egocentric brats that don't know how to socialize with other kids. It is a very broad generalization.

Geez, if YOU don't want more than one child, why insult others (including the OP) that do?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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When my first was born, an older, wiser co-worker told me "One kid isn't that bad. Two is like four and three is like nine. But don't worry, 25 years from the birthday of the last one you can do whatever you want."
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I'm in the same boat. I have a boy and girl (6,3) and I'm debating whether to have a third. The decision consumes me because I'm 37 and need to decide either way..NOW. I see the pluses and minuses on both sides, not sure which side I lean toward more. Some days, yes, some days no. On the one hand I finally feel like I'm back to being "me" again and able to go everywhere/back in shape, etc., but I also find myself staring at little babies wanting another one...I don't want to regret it when I'm older that I didn't have #3. But I just don't know? Will I ever come to a decision?
Maybe just let nature take its course!

We're coming on hard times with this economy, so that may play in your decision making, too.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Let God handle it and it will be complete one way or the other.

(p.s. People think I am nuts, but I can see having another one soon. Just a feeling, but I am not so sure I want Morgan to be an 'only' with such an age gap between his brothers. I guess we'll see what God has in store!)

Kimmiey
I hate to break it to you, but it's not god impregnating you.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Central Kentucky
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I hate to break it to you, but it's not god impregnating you.
I beg to differ...but will reserve my comments as so the thread does not get off track.

Take care!
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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I beg to differ...but will reserve my comments as so the thread does not get off track.

Take care!
Mary?! LOL...

On topic...I think two kids is plenty for anyone.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Weren't you influenced into having the second one?
If you are asking me, nobody influenced me. I didn't do it because anyone person told me I should or because society expected me to. I alone realized that I shouldn't deprive my daughter of a sibling because I was a scary cat. My fears were the only reason that had kept us from having a second. Now a third doesn't fit in our family right now. Things may change.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I hate to break it to you, but it's not god impregnating you.
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Mary?! LOL...

On topic...I think two kids is plenty for anyone.


No need for rudeness. She believes God is in control of whether she becomes pregnant.

I'm quite sure you already knew that, and chose to throw in your two cents anyway.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Wow - Talk about being judged by some because you want more than 1 child?

Hey, Im currently pregnant with my Third and my last. I have no regrets and look forward to giving my Daughter lots of love as I do my 2 boys. We are financially secure enough to support another child. So, no need to throw in the welfare comments...

I also want to say - I was not influenced....It took me years and years to even conceive. I feel blessed!!!!!

"Some" need to Stop making judgements on people - who'd love to have more than one child.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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It baffles me why one isn't enough.
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