Well, DD3 has been here for 2 weeks now. I can truly say that any fears I had about bonding with her melted away the second that I held her in my arms. I wouldn't give her up for anything!
However, even though I love my girls I am having a hard time coming to grips with the end of my child bearing years. Not so much about the quest of a boy anymore, but more about never experiencing the joys of creating a new life again. How does one decide that they have been blessed enough and move on? If you are done with your family, whether or not you got your DG, how did you know?
When I was pregnant, I was so ready to be done. I'm high risk anyways, and my back/sciatica was really bothering me. So funny then that the mind quickly forgets, and as soon as I gave birth, I missed my round preggo belly. Instead I have a flabby belly that looks like I"m still 2-3 months pregnant.. lol. You want the belly when you are pregnant, but as soon as you are done it's no longer as cute! :)
I always said I would be done at age 35, which I am. How come I cannot seem to let this go? DH doesn't want any more. Unless our financial situation changes, we shouldn't have anymore. If I were to wait 2 years as would be ideal, I will be 37, and is that too risky to try given the risks of Downs'. I could never forgive myself if my 3 daughters lost attention from me because I HAD to try one last time for a boy, and instead had a child with disabilities. I actually would be ok with a 4th daughter I feel, and healthy is all that matters. But is it too risky?
How did you know your family was complete?