Right now, more than at any other point in my life, I find myself surrounded by friends in varying life stages, especially when it comes to kids. I have a few single friends without kids. One who is contemplating her first. A few who are thinking maybe a second child is in order…at some point. One who has begun the adoption process. And a few who have decided they are done with babies.
It has been interesting to watch each make their decisions or waffle in their indecision. I admit that when it came to both of our kids, I wasn’t sure I was ready to take the leap. With #1 I had a fear of giving up my independence. With #2, I had a fear of juggling a baby and a toddler. Somehow I have survived both…so far.
So tell us, how did you make the decision to have kids? Did you always picture yourself as a mother? Was it a surprise with no turning back? And, how did you decide to be one-and-done or a mom to more? Or have you yet to make that definitive decision?