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Having a third baby: when do you know when your family's complete?

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09/29/14

I've been told that you'll just know. In my case I want more. I love kids always have I've always thought I'd have at least 4. I've wanted a big family since that's what I grew up around. I only had my older brother and that was it. Honestly I was lonely until middle school came I clung to my friends like they were my sisters. I don't want that for my kids. I have one girl and one boy and sometimes I feel selfish because I already have one of each and most people don't get that. My kids have different fathers and I feel like only having just the one with my husband isn't enough for me personally. I'm not sure if my dream of having 4 will come true unless we can win the lottery. Hubby tells my kids if it's what God wants then we'll have more but I feel that's his nice way of saying we are done without hurting their feelings. :(

09/11/14

I believe you will know in your heart, call it mother's intuition, when you feel your family is complete. I know, without a doubt, my family is not complete. I feel there are more of my children waiting to call me mother; whether it be adoption or by birth, we know our family is not yet finished.

09/09/14

Oh Boy! having a third baby does make things change in a household specially if you don't have a strong support system, i am on my soon to be #3 baby and i tell you it did make an impact money wise emotionally and decision making that will change either affect or make things better!! in my case with baby#2 i took MELD from work that give you up too 4 yrs with a job but no pay but now that i got 2yr left i am on my way with baby#3 so SAHM will be my call!!! SO MY FAMILY STOPS HERE!!!

09/03/14

When i found out I was having twins..I knew my family was complete. We had a daughter and two boys..that was enough for us! My husband went and got "fixed" after he heard multiples. We are able to now experiance life with our children having them at a young age.

07/29/14

Having a third baby definitely changes things. Having 3 kids is different than having 2 kids. That is the number when you must learn to really multitask. You also may just have to move out of a car and into an suv or mini van. You may also begin to hear the not so nice comments about "you have a lot of kids!" or maybe even when your pregnant with your third you may hear those comments when they see your belly sticking out and two kids hanging over you. If your like me I have to learn to not pay heed to those comments and enjoy motherhood. Once you get past having a third child for awhile it will become easier to have more kids if you want. My experience and all the things I learned from having 3 kids sure did help me a lot when I had my 4th baby.

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07/21/14

I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS ALSO. EXCEPT IN OUR HOUSE WE HAVE 2 GIRLS 7 &8YR. AND MY HUSBAND MENTIONED HAVING A BABY..AND FROM THERE WE TALKED ABOUT 2 THEN SINCE THE BABY WOULD BE ALMOST AN ONLY CHILD. AND OF COUSE WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 2 BOYS THIS TIME. I WOULD LOVE TO MORE AND AT THE SAME TIME I AM CONTENT WITH OUR FAMILY.
ANY ADVICE??? WE HAVE/ARE PRAYING ABOUT GOD WILL.

01/31/14

Unless we adopted, pregnancy is no longer possible for us. So in that regard,I can say never;)

But quite honestly, I am very content having my son and daughter. I've never once had that pull at my heart to have another child. I feel our family is complete.

01/31/14

My family is not complete yet, but I think this is what I envisioned, with the exception of the house. I too have always wanted a big family. So far we are on number 4.

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