I'm 24 years old, soon to be 25 and my husband is 27. When we got married 7 years ago, we agreed on 4 children. But I've come to the conclusion that you can't decide on how many you will have before you even have one! We have 2 now, ages 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and I'm 10 weeks pregnant with our third. I've never liked being pregnant, not anything fun about it for me. If I could have the baby without being pregnant, that would be ideal for me! I love being a mother and I love children, not to say it's never hard though. We all have our moments. And after my second was born, I said I didn't want anymore but I didn't have my tubes tied even though I had a c section because I was only 22 and I thought I MIGHT want another one. To be quite honest, I thoght I really would have another but was okay if I never did. My husband still wants 4 and he would be happy with 6 if I would go along! He's a good provider, husband and father. The thing is, I'm feeling the same way I did when I was pregnant with my second child. I really don't want anymore at all, but I can't see having my tubes tied "just in case" in a few years, I decide I do want another. To be honest, I don't know if I will or not. But I already have 2 and one on the way and getting some static from friends and family about this being enough. I know what others think doesen't really matter, but my brother has 4 and I know what's said about him behind his back. Nothing terribly bad, but just the negative thoughts that others have about it. So, I'm wondering, if I'm not 100% positive that I wont want another, should I not have my tubes tied? I know that sounds really stupid, and the answer seems obvious, but if I don't then I will have to worry about birth control for the rest of my life if we decide not to have anymore and I technically could end up with an unwanted pregnancy. Like I said with my second, I would be happy with and satisfied with the three I have and be okay with not having anymore, but what if I did want another?
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