The Urge

This comes and goes, but right now I've really got The Urge to have a really large family (I define really large as over 4 kids). Not sure what started it this time, but I'm inwardly griping that I don't have a husband that shares the same ideas on this subject.

Of course, we initially said we wanted four kids, so HEY! where's my fourth?? *grin* Hm mmm, I'll have to remind him of that...

Alec has been praying every night, "Jesus, please give Mommy a new baby". He and Benji prayed every night for months for Daddy to have a new job so he could stay home more and they were answered in the most perfect way we could imagine.

So during this Urge, Ava is of course in her Sweet and Sour phase (the twos, which has almost become like a curse word around here!)and I'm wondering, do I want to do this phase again? Really? What am I thinking?

I'm thinking about that newborn smell, nursing on the couch after the family is in bed, the first smile, the tiny toes, the tiny diapers, chubby fists, first steps, elfin giggles, need I say more?

Well, I can't say more, I have to hop in the shower so I can go to the grocery store with two of my three delightful children. Maybe I'll lose The Urge while I'm in the store...

8 readers took time to leave a thought:

Irene Joy April 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

Ha! I have the urge as well! ;)

My2Gs April 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

There are moments when I really ache for my kids to be babies again.....but about 2 months ago, I vividly remember sitting at the dining room table with my hubby, daughter and son and just thinking that our family felt complete. It was a great feeling. You just know when you know. For me, it's two...for others it's 3 or 4 or more.
~ Lacie

McSarah April 9, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

I'd never see you again!?!?!? Homeschooling with your right hand, pureeing veggies for the baby with the other and pushing Ava and Benji apart from one another with your foot : ) hee hee. Would I just hang onto your other leg and ask for a foot ride??? p.s. i love your new wallpaper/background!

One Anxious Mommy April 9, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

It's a tough call. I'd love another baby..someday. I think. But with 2 of my own and a step-daughter I just have a hard time envisioning 4 kids!

Faith Hope Love Mama April 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

I say have another! I of course wanted more so it's easy for me to say that. My husband did not want more than 1 child so I got lucky with 3. :)
Plus, the old body didn't cooperate with me as you know. If you feel like there is missing family member in your house-have another. You'll be blessed either way.

Clair April 10, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

I know your feeling. WE are swithering about number 4.... i worry that 4 would all too easily lead to 5, 6, 7....

4 Little Men and Girly Twins April 13, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

oh my goodness... i love Sarah's comment! Is that how you all feel about me! Ha!

Keep praying... God will show you the plan! :)

MerrandaVK April 18, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

I'm right there with ya, sista!

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