I apologize, Dear Reader, if that question is too personal. Did you?
I did. I planned Grace’s due date so that I could take the least amount of maternity leave. I planned her gender, trying every tip I read on the internet that was guaranteed to produce a girl. I planned her personality, ornery and precocious. I planned her name and her nursery and her curly hair.
I wish you’d known me then, Dear Reader. I would have driven you crazy.
I’m a planner.
Except when it comes to household projects and then, not so much. It drives my husband crazy. But I digress.
My dearest Dear Readers already know that Joe and I intend to have just one child. Partly due to the ten months of puking my doctor called an unusual but normal pregnancy and party due to other factors (including financial ones), we’ve decided that there shall be no more G-Z kids in queue.
Unless God intervenes, and then, what are we to do? We’ll deal with it, and Grace will have a sibling.
So, back to my original question, did you plan your children?
I find it fascinating to talk to other mothers and fathers about the choices they’ve made concerning the size of their families. Everyone has a story, usually a lengthy one, so tell me yours.
How many children do you expect to have?
What made you decide on that number?
Is there more to the story?
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