My husband, Ron, and I often
another baby. We have two boys. And we will often
ask ourselves "Should we try for a girl?" Of course, I would love the girl
experience. Shopping with (and for) her, getting
our nails done together, sharing certain family traditions, and seeing a little
of myself in her. We love our boys a ton and it’s been a joy watching them grow
up. But at the same time we wonder if we really
want to start all over again?
We had our kids at such a young age and they are older now. Ron and I sometimes watch our youngest Adam as he sleeps and are saddened as we see his legs and arms get longer. He's no longer a newborn, and we miss the early years of the sweet baby's breath, the cute toddler running around, the funny faces he’d make, and cute ways he would say the word "yellow" as "lellow."
But enough about the sentimental me. What I want to know is about you – and how you knew you were ready for another baby. Life throws so many curve balls. And so much in my life says "No way!" What in your life said – "just do it," even when things didn’t make sense to add another? What made you go from one kid to two -- or from two to three -- or more? And what are your toughest challenges with one more child to look after?
Of course, I still have a lot of things to consider. But tell me, how did you know you were ready to expand your family – and did you do anything to get the gender of your choice (I’ve heard about these things, you know!)?