My last six pregnancies I never discussed it with my kids before hand. I didn’t even tell them until after 6/8 weeks of being pregnant. They were all thrilled and no one had any hard feelings, at least that they told us. The excitement for Justin was overwhelming. They all wanted to be involved with the pregnancy – going to ultrasounds, helping pick out a name, wanting to come to doctors appointments and most of all they wanted something fun for the gender reveal…
I of course had to explain to Ava I can’t choose what the baby would be gender-wise. That there would be a possibility of having another girl. She kind of looked at me puzzled. Another time for that one for sure. I can’t believe she wouldn’t want a little girl to put dresses on and bows in her hair, but I get it.
At this point and time I have absolutely no plans to have anymore children, but I don’t want that to ever NOT be an option. Who knows how I’ll feel 5-10 years from now. I don’t know, but I do know going ahead with a surgery would be it for me so right now I’m waiting.
So my question to you is, if you have children did you talk to them before deciding to have more? if not, would you? Would their opinion change your mind?