To have or not to have.....

 Thursday, July 30, 2009

another baby? (is the question of the hour, week, month, year) Hubby and I are wrestling with the decision of whether it would be good for our family to throw another one into the mix! There are so many pros and cons that we are confused as to which direction to go.

1. We enjoy our family just the way it is.

But, another would provide us with double the fun!

2. Do we possibly have MORE love to give?

Of Course we do.

3. Where would the money come from? (Daycare right now is $175.00 a week)

Your guess is as good as mine!

4. Do we wanna take the chance of a repeat performance by the colic devil?

Hummm...........Not ready to go through THAT hell again.-But no one could ever be prepared for THAT!!

5. Am I ready to turn over my body for the greater good again?

Yes and No.

6. Is our bed big enough for 4 of us?

??? Let's hope so. Tay is finally enjoying being in her big girl bed!

7. Do we want Tay to have to shoulder all the responsibility of taking care of us when we get older?

NO!!

8. Will my mental state and emotional state take a beating by going through theses changes again?

YES. without a doubt I will have to prepare myself mentally for the emotional changes that will take place before, during, and after the pregnancy!

9. Will it be worth it?

ABSOLUTELY!!

10. Is it selfish of me to NOT want to go through all of this again when so many women out there do not even get the opportunity to even contemplate this decision?

Sometimes I think yes. But then I realize that I cannot live my life feeling guilty for what someone else does not have. I need to enjoy what has been given to us and roll with the punches as they come!!

I don't know what we are going to do, but i will definitely keep you posted.
Thanks for caring,

K


This is another post inspired by MamaKat's Writing Workshop. Mash her button to read what decisions everyone else is having a hard time making.
Here are the prompts incase you wanted to see what I had to choose from.
1.) Who made you red hot this week?
2.) A day in your life...recap.(inspired by Jennifer from Toddler Tirade)
3.) What decision are you having a hard time making?(inspired by Evansmom from Just Sayin')4.) How will you enjoy your last days of freedom (aka summer)?(inspired by Heather from A Day In The Life)
5.)List your 7 most favorite summer items!(inspired by Summer from Le Musings of Moi)

8 comments:

Robin July 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

Oh wow....When you put it that way....

Goodluck.... :-)

Have a beautiful day

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran July 30, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

Ah, go for it! We have six...now between the ages of 27 and 16, and I would not trade any for anything! As for cost...yes, they did cost a lot, and we have sacrificed oodles so I could stay home with them, but nothing I could have gotten would ever compare. Now, that colic thing...Our daughter -girl #2, child #5 was a total killer! I always said if she was the first, she would have also been the LAST! but, we had another one after her, and he was fine as the others! Enjoy!

Kristen July 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

#7 is my fave! Funny. And since I'm not the one who will have to give birth or sacrifice my body for your possible baby, I say go for it. Not like my opinion counts. It so shouldn't.

Molly July 30, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

So hard! We both feel so happy with one right now, but I can't imagine Cooper growing up alone either! We gave ourselves until his 4th b-day to decide. If not by then, never! Ha!
Keep us posted!
BTW - Cooper is jammin to your Modest Mouse right now. :)

Mrs. A 2009 July 30, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

I am counting down until I can have another one but I'm afraid it won't be as easy as the first 2 times. Good luck!

Sharlene July 30, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

As someone who had a hell of time conceiving and carrying the twins I have I say go for it! I would if I knew it wouldn't possibly kill me! Nothing can give us more joy (or less sleep) than our kids.

The Rambler August 2, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

We share many of the same answers. Mostly I want someone for my daughter to have as a sibling. I can't imagine her not having one.

But still I'm not ready. Maybe when she's 5 (she's 3) and I have more of myself together?! But definitely want one more.

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