My husband is going to have a total heart attack, reading the title of this post. He is very firmly in the TWO KIDS camp. Like, he tells everyone we know, and swears he might not survive a third. I'm not so sure. I grew up in a family of four, and always thought that was a good number of kids to have. Once I got a bit older, and realized everything that goes into having children, I adjusted my number to three. So how do you compromise from two to three? It's not a decision that can be made by one party, and of course I am very thankful for the two healthy babes that we have.
Last week we visited with friends who recently had a baby. I might add that this is their fifth, but I'm not pushing for five:) We've been in the company of quite a few babies recently, which is part of the reason behind my slight case of baby fever. They are just so adorable! That smell... those little coos that they make... their tiny little cries. Well - the cries only stay tiny for a bit, and then I pass them over to their mamas to take over.
I found that people asked quickly 'when are you having a second?' after the birth of your first child. Once you have two, fewer people ask whether we plan on expanding our family. And I don't have a straight answer. Logically, two makes perfect sense. Everything is going well for us right now, and our family just feels 'right'. But I am quick to daydream about another pregnancy, another baby, and snuggling all three of my babies together.
Soren told Tyler this morning that he would like another baby, and Tyler told him that he already has a baby - Poppy. He replied with 'but Poppy isn't really a baby anymore. She's not tiny and squishy and cute like a new baby.' He's on my side! Team three! I asked him if he wanted a brother or a sister, and he chose brother because he doesn't have one. Then he thought about it for a moment, and said maybe I should have a boy and a girl so that Poppy can have a sister. But then how many babies would we have, in total, I asked. He was quiet for a minute before answering... Four! Ha.