That time has come when BDW and I have begun talking about expanding our little trio. When BDW and I were planning our wedding, we also talked about how many kids we’d like to have. The consensus three years ago was three kids. That decision came naturally because both of us came from a family of five and both of us had two other siblings. BDW has two sisters (he’s the middle child) and I have two brothers (i’m the oldest). DW just turned two last November and a lot of people have begun asking us — actually no, TELLING us — “pwede ng sundan” (you can now add one more). Honestly that remark has become a wee bit annoying for me. However since that comment always follows another comment on how DW is growing up to be such a smart and handsome fellow, I’ve taken that as a compliment 😛
That comment though, “pwede ng sundan”, sends my head into a tailspin as a multitude of questions and doubts begin to fill my head. My concerns revolve around finances (can we afford a second child?), my parenting skills (or lack thereof) and if I’m strong enough to go through my experience with DW and the post-natal blues that I had to fight back so hard during my first few months of becoming a mom. Hopefully the last one won’t come back because man that was such a tough hill to climb (worse, I didn’t burn any calories doing so haha)
BDW, bless his heart is confident that we can pull through and I wish I share his confidence. So I ask you, how did you decide that you’re ready to expand your family? I have yet to ask my parents about this (and I should now I think about it DUH) but I do want to hear how you made that leap and said yes to a larger family and to baby number X? Conversely, how did you decide that an only kid is all that you need? (side note: I’d like to share with you this interesting article by Time about how more and more US parents are now choosing to have one kid – Only-Child Myths Persist as More Parents Choose One Kid)
As an advance thank you, here’s one of my favorite scenes from the Sound of Music. Hope the Lonely Goatherd becomes your LSS this Monday morning! LOL!
I look forward to all your comments guys 😀 Thanks in advance!
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