Here is my question for the day: How do you really know you are done having babies? I have always felt like I have one more baby coming. But with some of my health issues, and a husband who doesn't really like taking care of all the kids solo while I am dealing with my health issues, that doesn't really seem likely. Some of my sisters say that you just never get that feeling that you are finished. That the maternal instinct is so strong that you just always want one more. Even when you are done, and you know you are done, you still may not feel complete. They say you should just suck it up, and wait for grand babies.(my own words;) I remember my mother struggling to know she was finished when she was pregnant with the twins. Yes, they are numbers 10 and 11. heaven knows I could never go that far. I have a sister that has 7 kids and that seems like a ton to me. I know she still gets a little baby hungry even though she is done.
So my question is: Do you ever really feel like your family is complete? Has anybody had their last child and felt completely done? Not just right after you've had your baby, but years afterward? What do you think?
Monday, March 3, 2008
Posted by sherry at 7:24 AM