04-15-2007, 06:40 PM
Hi there! Here's a sticky question and I'm open for opinions of all sorts!!! I have 2 gorgeous kids who are 3 and 5 and I love being a SAHM. I've always thought that 2 kids were enough... however... about 2 months ago I came off my contraception because I was having side-effects and I feel like a new woman... suddenly I feel like maybe I'd like to have 2 more kids. (I always said 2 or 4) I'm normally a very rational person... didn't even "feel" like having the first 2 kids but rationalised it all as being a good idea and now I have surprised myself by loving being a mum! I'm hitting 35 this year so if I do have more I can't wait too long, obviously! So, my questions are: how do I decide whether this is a God thing or just a hormone shift that will disappear; I have a big mortgage and a smallish house - how important is finance; what other factors do I need to consider when making a decision and... how on earth does one make a decision like this anyway?!?! Oh, by the way, my husband has recovered from his initial shock and is "open" to the idea but also a little concerned to go back to the whole baby nappy tiredness thing now we've just got passed it all!!! Thanks for your opinions, Mairi!