When asked five years ago to create a vision for the future, it included several children, meaning I had an actual desire to have a second baby. But, at the time, I didn't know what that truly meant for myself and future expanding family.
Alas, things change, and the experience of being a parent was the only way of me knowing that doing it once is good enough. Getting peed and pooped on was only cute maybe once — twice if my child did it to someone other than me, yet it was always me. Not to mention the four-hour newborn photoshoot because my son would not stop crying and kept peeing on the set as if he were protesting the whole ordeal. Next was the stage of placing any and everything in his mouth while I attempted to unsqueeze his super-tight lockjaw to dig whatever out while simultaneously getting bit by hard gums.
Yikes! At this point, I truly have nothing to prove to anyone, so here are a few more reasons why having a second child is no longer for me.