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A Magic Number For Children . . . Chime In!

You say three, but your husband says two — can a compromise be reached? Many parents have an idealized vision of what their family will look like. Those who come from large families often want to replicate the feeling of lots of siblings around them, while others hope to simplify things with a smaller clan. Before entering the world of parenthood, many couples discuss their "magic number" of kids only to find that they have different figures in mind. Are you and your partner in agreement?

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depeche3 depeche3 6 years
Thanks GMarie-... I will tell my husband what you wrote... that already makes me feel a lot better.
GMarie GMarie 6 years
depeche3 - Some encouragement: My son was very needy, never slept for the first 18 months and wouldn't let anyone else hold him. I was terrified when I was pregnant the second time, but my daughter is laid back, rarely ever fusses and starting sleeping through the night at a couple months old. Everyone told me that "each child is different", but I didn't buy it until I experienced it for myself! NOT that I would trade a single second I've ever had with my son, because I wouldn't. It is nice to have an "easier" baby this second time around though, since my son is three now, and I have him to keep up with as well! Good luck!
Carri Carri 6 years
We're good with one so far!
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
2 so far. Before, I figured we would have 3 kids, but as it stands right now, it might stay at 2. I'm selling off all the used baby items...we will see how it goes when my baby boy is a toddler and I get that baby itch.
PatiBF PatiBF 6 years
Yes, 2 is enough for us, we agree we can't be outnumbered :)
missyd missyd 6 years
I said one, my husband says 2. One it is. LOL
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
My magic number would be 2, always has been. First a boy then a girl...We had our girl first and right now I am very content with our family of 3. I really don't know if I'll want another one.
depeche3 depeche3 6 years
Its a no here... My husband wants just one especially after our first one was so fussy. But, I am still pushing for 2... I am hoping he will change his mind. Crossing my fingers.
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