This time two years ago I was thinking about having baby number three. My uterus was begging for another baby. I would see one in the store and feel it squeezing. I wanted a baby. I didn’t want a baby. Yes or no. The time was there to decide.
I remember sitting in Denny’s in Saskatoon with hubby and our girls thinking how nice it was to be able to go out, easily sit in a booth, two per side. No fuss, no mess. Well, big mess as children tend to make eating but you know what I mean. I even said to hubby that I might be done, ready to say our family was complete. Then we’d go to a store, I’d see a baby and it would start all over again.
Then, when hubby got a “run” or route of his own, I knew I was having a another baby. No question asked. A few weeks later I had a positive pregnancy test. Guess what? This little man…
… he was meant to be.
Brookland was born two years, two months, and two days after having Austin. Well you want to get technical, 12 minutes short of that, but you get the idea. Gauge was born two and a half years and 2 days after Brookland.
I love this age gap, the girls play so well together, most of the time.
And now that Gauge is one, I am NOT thinking about having a fourth. Because…
I am done. I am finish having babies. As I have said since he was born “this baby making shop is closed”. I said he would be the last while I was pregnant and I still feel that way.
Our family is complete.
Three healthy, smart and beautiful children later.
So maybe someday, in the not too distant future I’ll get to:
- sleep through the night
- eat a hot meal – without getting up in the middle of it
- wear a shirt all day without a face being wiped on it
Until then… I’m enjoying every minute (almost) of them being small. Smiling at babies in stores, smiling even more when I pass crying babies in stores because I’m not having to deal with it anymore, smiling at the moms and dads because I’ve been there, done that. My uterus is done squeezing, it is all boarded up, “closed” sign posted.
How big is your family? Do you feel like it’s complete?