...A perfect number of children, that is…
Did it change after you had your first one or do you think it will? Or you have it planned well ahead and certain about your choice? For us, I think three would be the magic number: Balazs + me + a baby.
A few weeks ago I read an article about how a family of three is often portrayed as not the real deal, and that people tend to say that every child needs a sibling. The woman in the article was made to think that she did something wrong for choosing to have just one child.
Now, late last year, I read Ashley’s thoughts on expending her family of three, and how she wasn’t sure what's the best way forward. To her surprise, a few months later she got pregnant and now she is about to give birth to a little baby girl and become a family of four! Sweet how things work out, isn’t it?
Another example of family planning is my friend, who 10+ years ago told me that she wanted to have four children, three of her own and one adopted. She is on her third one right now and seems that her plan hasn't changed as for as I know.
One thing for sure: as with many things in life, there is always more than one way of doing things - there will be different opinions, pros/cons lists.
Tracy-Ann Oberman from the first article said something that totally put my mind at ease:
After all, everyone’s family is perfect exactly as it is.
What's important is to respect each other's choices, and the way we make our families complete.
So without judgment and preconceived notions, I’d love to know how many kids you see yourself having, if any? xo
P.S: More things babies and future baby names. Do you have them picked out?
P.P.S: And this still melts my heart.
(Photo via Emma)