Alison - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 40 moms have responded )
I've got 2 girls who are turning 4 and 6. When my husband and I got married, I was sure I wanted 3 kids and my husband has always had 3 as his minimum (he would prefer to have more). Once we got started, I leaned more and more towards 2. After our second baby, we agreed to put the discussion on hold for 3 years, because I knew I could not be open to having another baby before then.
We are now going on 4 years and it seems like we need to make a final decision. I am turning 37 this year. After many heartfelt conversations, my husband has not budged. He REALLY wants a third child more than anything else.
I am starting to open up to the idea, the further I look down the road, the more I can see the value in having a larger family (I want to be sure I get enough grandchildren out of the deal!). I am still really unsure and I am finding the decision hard to make, especially because typically my husband is the hard-headed one and I am the one who makes sacrifices and compromises.
So, I am starting this discussion to help me work through this big decision. Help me out ladies!