I love to tease friends and ask them when they will be having kids, but I really try to avoid the question because it is so touchy! You never know one's situation! So how do we handle answering the question? Before we got pregnant with Mia, sometimes we laughed when we were asked "when?", other times we rolled our eyes, and other times it just hurt to hear the question... as if we have total control of that, you know? Eric finally got sick enough of people asking that he started to tell them, "we try every day! Sometimes multiple times a day! I guess practice makes perfect, right?" I was just as mortified as they were to hear that come out of his mouth, ha ha! But hey! They stopped asking! Looking back, we see that it truly was the perfect timing (God's timing, in our opinion) when Mia came into our lives!
How do we handle the question of adding more kids to the mix? I really don't know, it's a different answer each time! Do we want Mia to have a sibling? Yes! Are we kind of terrified to change up our routine and see if our hearts really will expand to loving another baby as much as we love Mia? Yes! These are legit stresses we experience (that I used to roll my eyes at when I heard other mothers say this, oops!) but we know it will be worth it in the end. So sometimes our answer is, "practice made perfect and there's no way we will get this lucky a second time, so we think we are done!" (ha ha). But mostly is just the honest truth, "we really don't know!" I just hope that we will know it's the right time when we feel calm (er) and (more) confident that it is time. But whether I'm feeling calm or not, I will put my faith in God because I know that my family is what will make me happiest in this world!
Aug 14: Deciding when the time is right for baby #2 (and/or how to handle these questions)
Aug 21: Tricks for eating out with your toddler
Aug 28: Feeling confident as a mom (How to feel this way, Your struggle with, etc.)