Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ooh, Baby Baby

I have 3 girls. I love them dearly. Most of the time. Right now the 3 year old is riding hard on my last nerve, and most days I can scarcely make it through without reprimanding her at least a few times. That's my literary way of saying I have to tell her to knock it off repeatedly, or she's grounded.

She doesn't care, because she doesn't know what grounded even means. Perhaps I should use a better tactic?

Anywho, people ask me all the time if I'm ever sad that we don't have a boy. They think that Sean needs a son, or that somehow our family isn't complete because we only have girls. I say we're done.

But.

Yeah. There's a huge but. That's b-u-t, not b-u-t-t, which I don't have because I have no butt. But I have a but when it comes to the family tree. Last night we were watching the Duggars (whom I love to pieces, as we all know) and Sean starts in that he wants another baby. He doesn't even care if it's a girl or a boy.

Oy.

Let's revisit the last pregnancy, shall we? Weeks 3-7, miserably sick. Weeks 7-16, still sick, bedbound and unable to walk or get dressed or bathe or cough or sneeze without screaming in pain. Weeks 17-24, pleasant and comfortable. Weeks 25-36, bedbound again with blood pressure through the roof, culminating in a birth a month early. And what did all this misery get me? An annoying 3 year old.

Yeah, lets do that again.

So I say we're done. Sean says that's fine. But if he brings up the baby thing, does that mean we're not done? Do men get a say in this? Or should I just junk punch him in his giant inflated scrotum and tell him to mind his own business, because it's my uterus?

How did you know when it was time for another or when you were done?


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14 comments:

nikkipicky said...

When Benjamin was about 1 week old, I was nursing him, Bailee was at my knee cying to be held and I was frustrated. I had big tears running down my cheeks and I looked at my mom and said, "How can I think about not having another one of these ever again." I knew right then that there was at least one more for me.

However, immediately after becoming pregnant with Brooklyn I also knew she was it for us. Both Lincoln and I knew we were done. I might add I have amazinginly wonderful pregnancy. So it wasn't that. I just knew I was done.

So if you question the fact that your done....I say your probably not!

Shar said...

I say that whomever says no, when it comes to having more kids, wins.

And good job for running. You're super inspiring!

Christian and Karen Robinson said...

It took us forever (well 5 years felt like forever) to get one. The second baby was a little easier to get. Now we're waiting.... We're giving my body and the Lord until the end of next year. If he wants us to have another one - that's our time frame. If I only have my 2 boys, I am happy. If I have another, I am happy. Otherwise, it's snip snip and tie tie.

grannybabs said...

After Noah was born, I knew it was the end. (Maybe the fact that I was 42 had something to do with that too!!) But it took us three years for number one, 5 years for number three, 6 years for number 4 - so I was actually amazed that number 5 happened without my even thinking about it!! And when number 6 came along, I thought, "well, maybe I should get serious about this!!"

But I did feel right about the pregnancy - and mine are marked by excessive nausea for the first 4 months, so it's no picnic - and I even knew he was a boy - but didn't know well enough to admit it to other people - they had ultrasounds then, but I hadn't had one.

But then again, I can't help but agree that if one says no, that one wins!

I had a friend who said she was so grateful when the time came that she knew she was done - it's a relief I'm sure.

And I really don't like to hear people say, "Don't you want a boy?" Do they have any idea how that denigrates femaleness?? (As is would denigrate maleness if you said "Don't you want a girl?")

I'll stop now.

But keep us informed so I can get a few more receiving blankets edged!!

mandee said...

I knew I was done as I almost choked on my own vomit while delivering Briel! Then there is the constant headache from the incessant needs of the little ones! Plus, I am too old! That is why we took drastic measures to make sure we could be done! LOL!

Larissa said...

I didn't feel like I was done. But then when divorce became evident, I realized that was my answer...I was DONE! But, to this day, I still never felt completely done. And, I know I am done because I am old and have no man to even consider having another one with in the immediate future. So, I sometimes wonder if, for me, it simply meant there would be more if, or when I am able to blend a family with someone else. It's different for everybody. Who knows?!? Good luck with it all. Plus, who needs boys...my niece says they are stinky!

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