Re: How big of a family
We never had a set number. I had 3 before DH and I married, one of whom was still quite young at 4 1/2 when we met.
We talked about two more since that was what we could financially afford taking into account the cost of daycare. We have since decided that I will drop to PT and work around his hours, so that we no longer pay daycare for after school care when current bun (due this month) arrives. Now that we will no longer have to factor in daycare costs, we have decided that we will be open to whatever children we may be blessed with after this baby (not TTC or TTA).
So for us, we love the idea of a housefull of LOs, but it was initially the cost of childcare that was holding us back.