a whole lot of baby making going on

10 Feb

but not here. seems like quite a few of the ladies out in blogland – as well as some i actually would know if i bumped into them – are either in the family way or making a concerted effort to get there. all of which i think is incredible. and amazing. i remember that desire. the impulse. the stress of it all. i will admit to be slightly envious. but only slightly. around these parts i feel like i have my hands relatively full. what with a seven year old who does not stop talking and two nearly fourteen month olds who rarely stop moving it is safe to say my days are just packed. m and i have discussed having more children. on many an occasion actually. mostly in passing. often after one of our brood has done something undeniably adorable. or we throw out name suggestions to one another like we need to have somethin waiting in the queue just in case. though as we all know it isn’t like one of us might just end up pregnant unexpectedly. coming from a family of five children m thinks two more would be ideal. i usually counter that one more would be a lovely addition. with less of the madness. i loved being pregnant. i mean it was terrifying at nearly every juncture. since it took so long to get pregnant i was consumed by a fear that i would not be able to stay pregnant. but i did. and it was incredible. i felt confident in my body in a way i never have before. and i grew two of the most amazing little humans ever. even with all of the attendant madness of newborns. and twins. and newborn twins at that. i would do it again in a second. but alas these days both m and i find ourselves thinking our family is complete. five is a good number. we have been so fortunate to have three beautiful healthy children. and that seems pretty incredible.

it was about day five of vacation that i think we both looked at one another over a lunch that included screaming by both wigglers. crying. vomiting. three dirty diapers. a spilled beverage. a missing shoe. food smeared down the front of a shirt. and two wardrobe changes. and concluded that three kids is definitely enough. in fact some times it is even more than enough. of course any decisions made under such duress are never truly valid but for now it appears we have a consensus. i am excited for everyone embarking on their journeys to have a baby. or another baby. or two. i hope you all get exactly what you desire. i will be sitting here on the sidelines surrounded by my phenomenal family. cheering you all on.

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4 Responses to “a whole lot of baby making going on”

  1. An offering of love 6 FriUTC2012-02-10T22:20:10+00:00UTC02bUTCFri, 10 Feb 2012 22:20:10 +0000 2009 at 10:20 PM #

    Yeah…we are probably nuts to be doing this again…

    This was a very sweet post, I enjoyed reading.

  2. Defining Family 6 SatUTC2012-02-11T09:59:11+00:00UTC02bUTCSat, 11 Feb 2012 09:59:11 +0000 2009 at 9:59 AM #

    We too will join you on the sidelines… feeling blessed with our two. Cheering loudly for all those trying but sure in our completeness as a family of 4! Lovely post dear. Oh and that sounds like quite the lunch experience.

  3. strawberry 6 MonUTC2012-02-13T11:25:03+00:00UTC02bUTCMon, 13 Feb 2012 11:25:03 +0000 2009 at 11:25 AM #

    Heh. One is plenty for us. But I do like reading the adventure and chaos on other people’s blogs 🙂

  4. gaybyrabies 6 MonUTC2012-02-13T15:45:46+00:00UTC02bUTCMon, 13 Feb 2012 15:45:46 +0000 2009 at 3:45 PM #

    All the new babies out there make me want to do it again too! Not sure if we’re going to attempt a second pregnancy, as our finances are already a bit stretched with just two. For years before we even started trying, we were so sure of our plan, that I would get pregnant first, and my partner would go after me, in 2-3 years. Having twins kinds threw everything off, since we only ever imagined 1 baby per pregnancy.

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