Sunday, May 1, 2011

the million dollar question

"are we going to have any more children?"




this is the longest period of time my uterus has been untenanted for 8 years (and to be honest i am having a bit of a 16-month-itch).


there are a million cons (age, car size, morning sickness with 4 kids, stomach muscles, pelvic floor muscles (remember those?! no? neither~), grocery bill, etc).

but a fair wad of pros too (if i list them you'll write me off as a total weirdo so i won't!! ha.)


and so, the answer to the million dollar question?



well, that'll cost you a million dollars won't it?

x


17 comments:

  1. maan! you are so not too old. A friend of mine is due number 3 a month after she turns 40 and is thinking about more!
    xx

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  2. We did the big excuse list until we had our little surprise and I am so glad we did! I think you will always regret not having more if you still want to - but never regret having another (does that make sense?).

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  3. I totally agree with PJ!
    If you want more you should have them. I still want one more and Ive just turned 40...dont think it will ever go away unless we do! I often wonder how women know they are finished...haven't felt it yet!

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  4. that sounds to me like you've already made up your mind my friend :) x

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  5. *starts chant* have one, have one, have one!!!

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  6. Just DO IT! DO IT!!
    I agree with the others - if you are wanting another one, HAVE ANOTHER ONE! And when they turn out so cute it would be rude not to, really :)
    I'm from a family of 5 kids and it was THE BEST growing up together - all each other's best friend. Never got bored. AND my parents wanted more...! (mum had back problems & Dr advised no more children...)
    I shall be watching this space with interest! X

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  7. you're gonna do it aren't you. you should, it'd suit you! and i can then live vicariously through you as there is no way i am having five! x

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  8. With having 17years between our oldest and youngest we get the opposite....you aren't going to have more are you? We just ignore such comments and are planning our sixth as we speak :)
    I don't feel done just yet and love that with the gaps between our children we have been in a position to invest alot of time and attention into them...they are also really close too wish I love.
    x

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  9. I think I am in the minority here.
    I remember that itch at 15 months. Our two kids are two years, less four days, apart and at 15 months after our son was born my body, mind and spirit were all dreaming about being pregnant again. My response to my body, mind and spirit (and anyone else who asked if we were having more babies) was "If I were 10 years younger (I'm 40) I'd have two more, but I'm not".
    I have no regrets and love the new phase of parenthood that comes after there no more babies in the house. And we don't have to move into a bigger house (and move out of the one where both of our kids were born) or buy a new car.
    I do love everyone's positive advice and wish I could have the same kind of comment.
    Your heart will bless you with your own answer.

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  10. You make the most beautiful kiddos, seem like the most amazing parents and definitely have the space at home. If it is what your heart wants, then I think you are in a better position than most to have another!
    Who needs pelvic floor muscles anyway? hah.

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  11. Better start saving my pennies then aye?! If not to get the million dollar question answered then to start a sweepstake on when!

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  12. totally do it Dee...this is coming from me who has clucky issues myself!! As I'm not allowed (hmph!) you should have one for me too...hehehe! xx

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  13. I am the youngest of 5 kids - and LOVED IT!! Big families are awesome, especially when a step family joined us and there was always 9 kids in the house (!!!), Some how my parents made do, we all had every opportunity we could ever want, and I feel like I gained so much more from a big family.

    Now that I'm pregnant with my first (surprise) I wonder if I will love a big family again, or swing the opposite way. I guess it will be different being the mother of a big family.

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  14. Whoa dude! Just let me know when you need a meal delivered! Or a big packet of gum to chew on... ;) xx

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  15. no frikken way!!!!!!!!!!!! you are superwoman!

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  16. You. Are. So. Sneaky!! Were you pregnant when you wrote this (I cant do the math!). Did you start trying or did it just happen with impecable timing?

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