Re: Do your pregnancy symptoms decide how many kids you have?
With both pregnancies so far, I've had high blood pressure starting in the third trimester, which turns into at least a couple weeks of bedrest, followed by pre-eclampsia, a c-section, and then at least a week's stay in the NICU for the new baby. It's a really rough road for everyone involved, especially my husband, who I'm pretty sure got some mild PTSD from the first birth. We come from big families and wanted at least five or six kids, but I really don't think we will now. DH is actually done now after two, but I am adamant about having at least three, so that's where we'll most likely stop with biological kids. After that, if our family still seems too small, we'll look into adoption.
Maria, wife to Adam
(5/31/08), Mom to Oscar
(8/10) and Allen
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