There's things about pregnancy (and parenting) that I love. There's also things that I hate and could easily do without. I like my sleep, I'm selfish and I want to sleep good at night. The huge belly, leg cramps, and having to pee all the time are things I could do without. I love shopping, so going to Carter's or Gymboree and piecing together cute little outfits? That's something I love. Another thing I love is knowing that my husband and I created this child together, and will have years of memories.
So how in the world am I supposed to decide if I'm done?
Do I look at our finances and our current 3 children and see if it's financially responsible of us to bring another child into our lives?
Do I look at our health and age?
Do I look at our careers and where we want to go?
Do I think about all of the sleep that I can get in a few years when the kids will be teenagers and sleeping 12+ hours on the weekends just because they can?
What the heck am I supposed to use to help me?!
What if I make the wrong decision? What if I do something permanent, and then in 5 years when the kids are older, start to think what life would be like with a little one?
What if I make the decision to do something NOT permanent and we have an accidental pregnancy?
I think every mom has those moments where she proclaims out loud, "I'm done! No more!", and then minutes later our babies do something that melts our hearts and we can't imagine NOT having another.If you've made this decision to be done - what made the scale go in that favor?If you decided to do something non-permanent as a form of birth control - what made you decide that?