Am I done having babies??

There’s a few inevitable questions when you announce you’re having a baby.

Are you finding out the gender? And if yes, do you have a preference – this is especially true if it’s a second baby announcement.

And are you having more babies after this one?

First off, let me get this one out before we make any rash decisions!!

But in all seriousness, am I done having babies?

Honestly, I don’t think so.
I’ve most certainly considered it, because this pregnancy has been hard. It’s really taken its toll on my physical and mental well being, and for being a pretty tough cookie, that has and still remains something I’m coming to terms with, and hate to admit, even to my close friends.

I’ve hidden myself away, and kept myself away from people for a mix of reasons; partly sickness and partly just not feeling like me in the slightest, so the obvious option was to hide away until I felt like I could be at least half the person I was.

But having said that, even with the continual sickness, the insane hormones and sheer exhaustion, I don’t feel done.

A friend in one of my Whatsapp groups said it once. She didn’t feel like she was done with having babies, and I now know what she means.

Part of me thought that if the second pregnancy was that bad, it would put me off. But it hasn’t. Admittedly, it’s hardly been the worst pregnancy, and I’m sure lots of women will think I’m a complete wuss, but I’ve found it tough.

However, I don’t feel like this is the last time I will be pregnant. Perhaps that’s because I’ve always pictured having three children (both Dann and I are one of three) so I don’t feel like I’ve completed the picture in my head yet. But in my heart, I just don’t feel like I’m done.
Although that could all change after another child birth, so never say never.

But for now, no, I don’t think I’m done having babies.
Maybe just one more, to complete that picture in my head.

Do you think you’re done having babies? And if so, how did you know?

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4 Comments

  1. Gee Gardner
    March 20, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I’m not done at all yet. After my youngest I vowed never to do it again because her labour was so so painful but as most mums know, you forget the pain. Ideally I’d like another 2 xx

  2. Lucie Maniscalchi
    March 21, 2018 / 9:19 am

    I am 100% not done having babies haha, I want Amelia to have a little brother or sister SO bad, and I think I've always had it in my head that I want 2, So for me, I know I need to make some changes with my health to allow for a healthy pregnancy and birth, along with maybe having a mortgage first also, as I feel having less money coming out each month, will allow us to lead the lifestyle we want, especially if we're adding another 1 into the mix!I'm so excited to see your new addition when he arrives! ALLL THE BOYSSSSSSS haha <3

  3. Anonymous
    March 21, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Hope things are getting better. Its so hard especially with an active little one juggling everything including work.http://www.onesliceoflemon.com/

  4. Mandi - Hex Mum Plus 1
    March 21, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    I don't think anyone ever really knows if they are ready – but after having 7 I think I am totally done now! Mandi (Big Family Little Adventures)

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