May 15, 2023

6 Practical-ish Reasons To Have  More Baby If You Are Confused

6 Practical-ish Reasons To Have  More Baby If You Are Confused

According to my husband, we are 100-percent done having children. Three kids is more than enough, he says. Then again, he said that right after we had our second child. For parents of three who haven’t yet made a decision one way or another about adding kid number four to the family, here are 7 practical reasons for “just one more” baby:

1. You have all of that baby gear anyway. Might as well get your full money’s worth out of it. Never mind the crib has teeth ᴍᴀʀᴋs ᴄʜɪsᴇʟᴇᴅ into it from each of the first three, or that you’re ᴍɪssɪɴɢ half of the parts to the activity center. There’s still ᴘʟᴇɴᴛʏ ᴏF ʟɪFᴇ ʟᴇFᴛ in them.

2.  You’ll have an even number of kids again. I always hear it’s better to have an even number of children because they tend to pair up. You don’t want to have one child left out of everything, do you?. Plus, when you go to a theme park with your family of six, everyone will have a riding partner for roller coasters! This is extremely important in day-to-day life, after all.

3. Your happiness could be ᴀᴛ sᴛᴀᴋᴇ. Parents with four or more children are the happiest. Aᴄᴄᴏʀᴅɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴏɴᴇ Aᴜsᴛʀᴀʟɪᴀɴ sᴛᴜᴅʏ, moms and dads with large families report the highest life satisfaction. See? Science is totally in your favor.

4.For us at least, three kids was the tipping point to minivan ownership. Since we’ve already made the ʟᴇᴀᴘ ᴛᴏ ᴀ ʟᴀʀɢᴇʀ ᴠᴇʜɪᴄʟᴇ, there’s an open spot ready and begging for another car seat. You still have ᴀ ᴋɪᴄᴋ-ʙᴜᴛᴛ name you haven’t used yet. Yes, you’ve had the honor of naming three humans as it is. But you still have a list of gorgeous names that would go to waste if  you stopped now. You MUST have a boy named Matthew or a girl named Gemma in order for your life to be complete.

5. What’s one more, really? At this point, your days are already loud and chaotic. Is four actually that much harder than three? Guess you’ll just have to find out for yourselves!

6. You already know your heart can hold love for one more child. When you were pregnant with baby number two, you worried you couldn’t possibly love another child as much as your first. But all of that worrying was for naught because you’ve learned — via baby number two and three — there’s always enough room in your heart for another little one.

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