Chad and I would love to have a fourth child someday.  Lately I have been hearing a LOT of negative comments from random people (people at work, friends, aquantainces) about how they think having 3 or 4 kids is insane.  Most of these people do not know of our intentions to have another, so these comments are not directed at me, but I am feeling insulted!   I had no idea so many people thought it was really crazy to have more than 2 kids!   Of course life with 3 is chaotic, but I LOVE it!  I don't love every second of it, but overall, my kids are my dream come true.  I always wanted 4, and I AM my own parents fourth child.   I love doing all the parental things of going to tee-ball games, and girl scout meetings, helping them learn how to read and ride bikes.  I loved taking all the kids camping, exhausting as it was.  I know life would be crazier with 1 more, but it would also be more fun!   I love knowing that my kids have mulitple siblings and thinking about when they are all grown up and gathering together with their own families.  I love knowing they will have people who will share their childhood memories (good and bad), and that they will have fun and crazy stories to tell. 

So God willing, we will have a fourth child, I'll take the bad with the good.  They are all worth it!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:04 PM Ignore those comments! I have four kids (14,12,6 &2) and they are worth it! Sounds like you were made to me a mommy-nothing wrong with that!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 3:03 PM You better becareful I know you want one more, but are you prepared if you end up with twins? You will be good with 4! btw....sperm donor of J thinks you are already anyway.

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Ya know, I'm not sure what Aimee's comment meant, but if it meant what I think it did, that you may already be preggo, I was thinking along those lines when I read your post about Aidan's graduation.  But I may just be projecting my own feelings onto you, I always got super emotional when I was pregnant. 

I think large families are wonderful (can you tell? ha ha).  Besides, with so much bad in the world, the good have to reproduce, or the bad will simply take over!

Good luck, and don't let anyone change your mind.

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 4:58 PM

You know what I think about large families! lol  I think you are a great mom to the 3 you have now and I think you'd be fantastic with 4 too! 

I have a friend who has 4 and she once told me that she feels awkward bursting through the door to meet her friends who have 1-2 kids w/her 4, and I told her that I LOVE that part! I love my big ole family and I wouldn't change it for anything. Things can be harder of course, but I think you get a great many blessings too!  Good luck to you!

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