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Old 08-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Location: Stanwood, Washington
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My wife wanted four, I wanted twelve. After four, she wanted more. She is now prego with #12. Really.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:21 PM
Location: in my mind
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Originally Posted by Acevaz View Post
If you feel as though the quality of life will not be affected by having a 3rd child, then go ahead.

Out of curiosity, I checked the price of diapers last wk and almost passed out. Now I hear Plastic bottles have some sort of chemical. Baby Food in a jar isn't that great. Due to rising costs, 2 or even 3 incomes is needed which means fewer hrs with the kiddies.

I got 2 sister in laws who were fine with 2 kids. When each had their 3rd child, they were constantly stressed. As for me , I am sticking to one kid. I know I can deal with one kid. Life is too expensive and there is too much going on in this crazy world to bring another innocent life.
I already posted about not having another due to money but honestly, my kids never cost me much at all until they were past age 6 or 7. I used cloth diapers, breastfed, and never gave them jarred baby food. Even as little kids post-nursing and diapers, they don't eat much and are happy with simple toys and simple amusements.

Now, pre-teens and teens, another story. Yikes on the food costs!!

So one more would not cost for a while but I fear I'll never finish school for myself if that were what we did.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:27 AM
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I know it's the 2 sides --- heart and brain. My heart says "more! more!" and I think I should just go for it--I love being a mother! But , of course, mly brain says that you must consider things like the finances ( again my heart saying they don't need anything but love...yeah right), the logistics of car and house, etc. Plus it seems like it would be hard to give the same attention out as we do now. Honestly, too, it's my husband that has the bulk of kid duty w/me at work. I do dinner and baths, etc. at night where he's got to entertain them all day.
I wonder if hormones play apart?? as someone else said around their baby's 8-9mo age she 'craved' pregnancy again.
I guess I'll never know if in the future I'll be sad I didn't have the 4 I wish I could have.
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