Should I have another child?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Should I have another child?
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Fri, 01-11-2013 - 4:41pm

I thought this was a good article from Huffington Post, the auther is debating on whether having a second child would be a good idea or not.  I thought he did a very good job at conveying the types of discussions you have with yourself over the decision:

But I can't shake the feeling of constant and impending overwhelm that's present nearly every day. Financially, there is nothing urging us, telling us "you can handle it" and our resources have hit max capacity with Finn in many ways.

It appears our most ardent supporter of adding another kidlet would be our innate desire to procreate. Right? It's not an easy thing to deliberate. Maybe you guys know something I don't?

You can read the rest of the article along with his pro and con list at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charlie-capen/should-we-have-another-baby_b_1470994.html

Do the have the same types of thoughts while DTT?

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 2:54pm

I really don't think there is anything logical about having a child, it's all gut feelings and emotions, the desire to procreate like the author suggested. Do I really need another child? Probably not, but my heart isn't listening to my brain. There are probably more cons versus pros on having a child, but the pros tend to outweigh it when it comes to love and the emotional aspect of parenthood.  

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