Last year, I opted for the Mirena IUD instead of the copper version after hearing so many stories about copper wire theft. It’s desperate times, people! I also cancelled my appointment to remove the IUD because Mike and I have decided not to have another child.
This was not a decision we came to lightly. We have see-sawed the options of when to have a child and if to have another child. Immediately after Nathan’s birth came the question of when to have baby number two, without any thought if this would be the best choice for us.
It is a strange response to have, that no, we won’t be having another baby and we’re okay with that. I’m prepared for the frowns from those who disagree, those who will push us even though they will not be caring or paying for hypothetical baby.
We want to provide the best life for the child we have. Nathan is a spectacular boy and when I say, “Nathan, sit down,” he will sit! On command! Take that, nonresponsive cats! When I stretch out my hands, he charges toward me until his laughing mouth is drooling on my chest. If I am sitting on the floor, he will shimmy backwards until he plops into my lap. These moments remind me that if this is all I’ll have, I am fine.
My life is good the way it is.