I've wanted 4 kiddos. DH wanted 2. We are meeting in the middle at 3 for the moment. We'll see if I still want 4 down the road and if so if I can convince DH!
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
My Ovulation Chart
DH and I always said 2 maybe 3. I think all along I had 3 in my head but just didn't make that clear enough with myself or DH. After #2 came along I said I think I really want 3 but DH was happy with stopping at 2.
I was the oldest of 4 and loved the big(er) family. I just feel like 2 isn't enough and also would like a shot at a girl. A chance for a girl is just a bonus...I want 3 kiddos regardless. I think it also didn't help that I went through my pregnancy with DS2 from a mindset of "this won't be the last one".
Anyway so as time went on I just became more and more resolved that I want 3 and have been pestering DH who had yet to give in. I really didn't know if I'd ever get a chance at #3. Then surprise, I was pregnant, that really was a shocker b/c DH and I have planned it all up to that point. We were married over 7 years when DS1 came along, nearly 2 of those with no birth control aside of barrier or avoiding during fertile time so it just didn't seem like we were the oops sort. KWIM?
Sadly, that pregnancy was short lived and ended in natural m/c about a week and a half after I found out. But, after that DH says we can go for #3....so yay!!! and here we are After this we are done, I think DH will be getting the big V.
Wow, that was a book. Sorry, I got a little carried away.
I have always wanted 5, but husband says we will be done with 3 but would be content to stop now (but is a willing participant in BD and loves babies....)
Honestly, if we have 5, we would be broke, though.
J's wife, mama of 2 wonderful girls
TTC #3, cycle 17