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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Things I'll miss about baby days...

My husband and I have 3 beautiful girls and feel like we're 99.9% sure that we are done having kids... no more babies for us.  Though we have brought up the 'What if we had one more?' discussion, I don't think either of us feel that we need or want to have another baby.  So these are some of the things I'll always miss as my girls get older:

  • coming up with baby name ideas
  • hearing them cry for the first time
  • chubby cheeks & thighs perfect for squeezing
  • soft, sweet-smelling baby hair & skin
  • open-mouthed kisses
  • baby giggles and squeals
  • tiny feet and hands
  • tiny baby clothes, blankets, and shoes
  • hearing "mommy" (why does it inevitably have to go to just plain ol' "mom"?)
  • cuddling, rocking, and singing lullaby's
  • first wobbly toddles across the floor
  • hearing 'I love you' for the first time
Everyday our girls are growing bigger and learning more things.  With each new milestone they reach or each birthday that passes, it's always bittersweet... there's pride in seeing them accomplish something but sadness that they're no longer babies anymore.

Even after daughter #3 though, I always said that I wasn't going to make anything permanent.  We think we're done having kids, but we're not closing the door on it entirely.  And I do still have a backup baby girl name if there's ever a 4th girl added to our family and of course a baby boy name also... just in case.  ;)

Is your family complete?  How did you know you were done having kids... or are there more in your future?


Kathy said...

What a great post! My youngest turned 6 a few weeks ago. I had my tubes tied after he was born I was almost 40 and we knew it was the right thing to do, but, I will always miss the chubby baby thighs and cuddlling sweet babies and picking out names, and baby bedding. I'm very glad I have my memories. Thanks again for a great post.

jackie said...

Aw, I'm gonna miss a lot of these things too. I think I'm going to be super sad when my son starts calling me "mom" :(

I don't think my family is complete. I really want my son to have a sibling, but unfortunately, my husband doesn't feel the same. I haven't been able to change his mind these past 2 years, and well I'm not getting any younger.

Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

We have two precious children. We tried to have a third and it didn't work out as planned so now I feel like I am done. It is kind of sad to come to that realization but I don't think I could try again. There is so much that goes into it and adding fear to the equation makes it easier to say enough.

Marvelous Mommy said...

Aw I forgot about I Love You! I can't wait until they can say that. I'm just thrilled Natalie can say her name! lol

Sarah said...

Unless the Lord has a BIG surprise, we are done. When I was pregnant with #4, I felt as though I had been run over by a truck every single day. I could barely care for the three babies I already had. We decided then that another pregnancy was not a good idea. Adoption in the future - perhaps. But for now, we are done, and thrilled with our four girls :)

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