I knew going into my pregnancy with Anna that it would be my last. I always knew I only wanted 2 children. I had ideally wanted a boy and a girl, but I always said that I would be happy with whatever God gave me. Before we were married, Kevin and I talked about children. He wanted no less than 1, no more than 2. It was nice to know that we were both on the same page when it came to having a family. When we found out at our ultrasound with Anna that we were having a girl we were thrilled. A boy and a girl, it was what I had always wanted. We were told we had the million-dollar family.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this being my last baby. I was afraid that I might change my mind and want 1 more after this. I was afraid I’d feel sad that it was my last pregnancy and my last baby. That was not the case at all. During my pregnancy with Anna, I never got the feeling that I would miss being pregnant. In some ways, my second pregnancy was easier than my first. I knew what to expect and my morning sickness wasn’t as bad as it was with my first, but as I got closer to the end it got harder and harder for me. I just wanted to get the whole pregnancy process over with and have my baby. Those last couple of months were really hard on me physically and mentally. After Anna was born I completely changed. I was so happy and I just felt so complete. I just felt like I had everything in life that I had ever dreamed of.
Having 2 kids is perfect for our family. I give parents with more than 2 kids a lot of credit. It’s hard work raising kids and it takes a lot of teamwork. I know that I don’t think that Kevin and I would do well if we were outnumbered by children. You just need to find what works well for you and your partner. Having a plan and going into my pregnancy knowing that it was my last has helped me enjoy this part of my life more. There are no more questions about when are we going to try for another baby. When people ask us if we are having more children we confidently can tell them no. Now I am just enjoying each day with my babies while they are young. I’m soaking in all the cuddles, all the cute words said and all the precious moments I have with them at this age. I’m excited about our little family and I couldn’t be in a happier stage of my life.
Before I go, I thought I should finally share Anna’s newborn photos. I mean it’s only been 4 months since she was born. I love having these beautiful photos to look back on.
Photos by Geller Photography