An online friend of mine asked me to throw this out here. She writes:
"I desperately want another baby. Yes, that would make five for us. All but one of the kids would love to have a new baby, and I know my husband would come around. But he really, really does not want a baby. I don't know what to do. I feel desperate. He loves having babies. He just feels four is enough for us. I feel like I missed out on the sweet baby-ness of our youngest, because one of our other children was critically ill. Everything from that time is a blur.... Some might say four is plenty, but I just really want one more."
I can't speak from experience. Dave and I are on the same page, in concept, about wanting another baby; we just can't commit. But that's another story. Me, I'm also a big-time lover of babies, and I've had to confront myself on whether I wanted another baby...or another child.
Do you have insights to share with this mom?