Marriage and Disagreement on Having More Kids
I have two children, both girls
. I love my daughters very much. But the pesky sound buzzing in my ear—a.k.a., my husband—wants to have another baby
. Macho man wants a son. Well, I don't want any more kids. Yes, some of my reasons for not wanting another kid are selfish, like pregnancy weight gain
and mood swings
and so on. But really, two kids are hard enough to handle.
My oldest will be 4 in a few months and my youngest is 2. I have never seen another 2-year-old that defines the phrase "terrible twos
" the way my 2-year old does! I am tired all the time. I need to get it through my husband's head that I am not willing to start over. I love my children. I would do—and have done—anything for them. But I'm done with waking up in the middle of the night to feed a baby, change a diaper
, etc. I am happy mine are past that and I don't want to do it again.
Honestly, I only wanted a second child so that my daughter would have a sibling
. I don't like the idea of an only child. I got what I wanted: two children. How can I get my husband to understand and accept that I'm not willing to have another kid?