Deciding to add another baby to your family is never easy. It is not easy when you are thinking about becoming a first-time parent, when you jump from one to two kids or when you are thinking about going from two to three. It is tough!
Our boys are now 7 and 4 years old, and I must admit that a few years ago, we entertained the idea of a third child. We even tried for a bit, without pushing too hard but it never actually happened. In the end, we just saw this as a sign that it wasn’t meant to be.
My husband and I spent a long time thinking about it, and we recently decided that we are officially closing the baby chapter, and we are done having more babies.
Of course, deciding to stop having children doesn’t mean you stop thinking about the what-ifs. What if we got a little girl? Would she look like me? What if we end up with three boys? Would the boys be into everything together and be inseparable? So many possibilities.
Nowadays, going on Facebook to see photos and videos of the boys back in their newborn cuteness reminds me of the sweet baby years and of what I am missing by not having a third. However, it also reminds me of the different stage we are at right now and how we are enjoying life and where things are at.
These last few weeks, we have been doing spring cleaning and selling and donating baby toys, baby gear and just moving on from everything baby as our youngest gets close to his 5th birthday. It really is another chapter in our lives, and it feels good to move on.
I am excited to keep growing older together as a family of four and all the fun things we can do now as the kids are getting older and more mature. We are planning longer trips that are much easier now; we are also sleeping so much better and just able to go out and do so many more things together, with both kids participating.
I am happy with our decision and it feels good to know that we are both on the same page.
If you are a parent, do you know if you want more children, or are you done having babies as well? Which factors influence your decisions the most? Share below!