The other day, I was able to watch my friend's two month old baby for awhile and oh did it feel good to hold a little baby again. I was at work at the gym nursery and it isn't often that babies are there for me to watch. It has been a few months since the last time a baby was in.
I was telling one of the moms that I loved holding and snuggling the baby. I also told her how several of my friends just had babies and there was a pretty big baby boom. She asked me how I felt about that. I thought it was a strange question but I also knew what she meant. I know that she was asking if it made me wish that I was having another baby.
I have reached a milestone. I have reached that point in my life when I realize that I don't have any desire to have anymore children. There was quite a few years when I wasn't so sure if I was done, even though I had been telling everyone that I was done. It isn't easy to come to that conclusion. I love babies, I enjoy being pregnant and I think that I am a pretty good mom. There is always room in my heart for more kids but I am just done.
I am thankful for the kids that I have, I enjoy being around other kids and I love being around my friends' babies. That means that I can get those baby snuggles and get my baby fix but hand them back over when I've had enough.
I know that most probably wouldn't consider this a milestone but I think it is. It is a point in life when you know that you've turned a corner. Of course, nothing at this point is permanent which is kind of scary but thankfully, we haven't had that experience of a surprise and I'm going to make sure we don't have that in the future.