This started happening around the time Briella turned 2 months old. Family members, acquaintances, and total strangers had the exact same question. They were longing to know: are you done having children / will you have any more children? Now if you have asked me this question take a deep breath and relax. It is all good. I am not offended or anything. I just have to laugh when people would ask me even before I had my first post pregnancy gyno appointment. Having another baby was the last thing on my mind. When people asked me I might have had a deer in the headlights look. It was not something I was pondering as we as a family were getting used to having a baby around again. It has been an adjustment for all of us.
Then when people realize that I have 4 girls. Oh the magnitude of different comments I hear. “You better have lots of bathrooms.” “Oh I feel sorry for your husband. I would not want to be him when you all are PMSing.” I laugh at this comment and tell the person, “I may want to hide during this week too. Can I just stay in a tent like in Bible times?” “Your husband sure is outnumbered?” “Are you going to try for a boy?” In all honesty, yes we would love to be blessed with a son. My husband had always thought we would have two children a girl and a boy. I had always been open to the idea of a bigger family since I only have one sibling on here – a younger brother. I do have a sister in Heaven. I had always thought that I would be blessed with at least 1 girl and 1 boy. It turns out, I have been blessed with 4 girls and 1 child in heaven (I truly believe that child is our boy). Some day I will know for sure. In the meantime, I am trying to enjoy the 4 beautiful girls that God bestowed to us. I am trying to enjoy Briella’s baby stage, because she very well may be the last one. I really do not know right now. Only time will tell when the infant stage will be totally over for me. If you happen to see Jim walking funny, then you will know that we decided that our table is full, our days of having more babies is done!