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Deciding Not to Have More Kids

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Recently Bacon Beer Hubby and I came to a decision: no more babies. Deciding not to have more kids is a far more complex decision, conversation, and fountain of emotions than I ever thought it could or would be.

I’m not having any more children. No more squishy baby faces. No more tiny baby toes to tickle or tiny baby hands to hold my finger tight. No more baby laughs (baby laughs are amazing, and we all know it). No more baby smell (the good smell, not the smell of rotting bottles, or those hellish diapers that go all the way up the back and smell so bad the neighbors gag). No more baby snuggles, baby coo’s, no more babies. Right now I could even get nostalgic and weepy abut all the no more toddler moments…. More

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I Hope You...

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I am at my son’s school for a surprise party. The kindergarteners have gathered on the rug in one gaggle of wiggles, they had filled out these adorable questionnaires; their teacher was leaving to have a baby and they had all written their wishes for the new arrival…. More

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Momma, Can I Lay With You? No.

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At 8pm every night, my daughter asks me the same question, “Momma, can I lay with you?” And I answer, “No honey, you can’t." End of story.

Just kidding!! We co-slept when she was younger. She’s had an issue self soothing herself to sleep for as long as I can remember. After my separation, I went back to co-sleeping. It wasn’t healthy for her or I, but let’s face it, when you’re in the depths of despair and the one little human keeping you afloat looks up at you with those big blue eyes and asks if she can sleep with you, you sleep with her…. More

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Thanks for Nothing, April the Giraffe. Really- I Mean That!

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If you would have told me a month ago that I’d be spending what little free time I have watching a pregnant giraffe pace around her pen and not have a baby…well, I probably wouldn’t have answered because I was very busy watching a pregnant giraffe pace around her pen not have a baby. I mean, seriously- April has been “close to labor” FOREVER. I’m starting to think I might give birth to a baby giraffe before she does. But back to my original point, if you had told me TWO months ago that I’d be spending ANY time watching a pregnant giraffe do ANYTHING, I would have said you were nuts. And yet, here I am, locked in a dysfunctional relationship via my computer screen with a silent animal hundreds of miles away. Ain’t technology grand?… More

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