I have 4 kids, 7,5,3 and 2 months. Dh just had a vasectomy because we decided that 4 was enough. We thought we were done at 3, #4 was a surprise! I love snuggling my babies to sleep for the first 3 or so months. I was never as disapointed as I am now that my little man seems to prefer to lay in his bed or swing. Is it because I know that for sure now he is my last?
Me and dh have talked about one day adopting. Before we had our first it was something I wanted to do. Not a baby, a child who is 3 or 4 years old.
So am I mourning (for lack of a better word) all the things I love doing with my babies because it's the last time I'll be able to fall asleep with him laying on my chest? The last time I'll be able to tuck a baby into a carrier and just have him near. The last time I will breastfeed my baby? The last time I will share excitement about the first pee or pooh in the potty?
He is my last baby and it makes me cry. I know he must be the last for health reasons and for mine and dh's sanity.
How do you handle knowing it's your last? Do you have any advise for me? Please be nice too, I'm in a bit of a fragile mood right now.
Answer by cheekycherub at 11:37 AM on Jun. 2, 2011
No it didn't make me sad. I knew I did not want to have children when I was too old. My husband has been caring for his ailing parents since he was a teen because his mom had him in her 40s. I don't ever want to burden my children like that so I was happy knowing that I would be a young mom.
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