First: No, I am not pregnant. Oh goodness, that would be a terrible idea! Works for some, but I couldn't imagine having my babies that close together.
However, once you have a baby, most people are asking you when's the next one coming. You know, you're just recovering from the birth and learning all about parenthood, and you have to start thinking about what comes next. That's just how it goes, I suppose!
Brandon and I have always had a plan and we're sticking to it. We want our kids 2-3 years apart. I like that age difference since my little sister and I have that spacing and it has worked well. Brandon is 8 years older than his sister and their relationship is certainly different. So we're hoping for the 2-3 year spacing.
Now, our big argument has been how many kids. We've gone back and forth for years. He always just wanted two. I wanted three. I come from a larger family, so that's probably why. But now that I have a baby I'm leaning more towards two... babies are hard! I don't know if I want to keep doing this!
Then it comes down to what kinds of babies we have. We have a girl now and I'm perfectly fine with having another girl, but would we want to try for a third and see if we have a boy? What if we end up with three girls? Poor Brandon ;). I am perfectly confident in saying if we have a boy next, we will be done. Maybe...
Anyway, this is what we talk about sometimes. Always the next one. What they'll be like, if they will look like Brandon, how Penny will be...
What does your "family planning" look like?