I very much want to have a third child, DH does not, he is using ABC against my wishes, we are both Catholic. Whew!
Today I was taking the kids to see MIL & FIL since FIL just got home from the hospital (he had had a series of small strokes, thankfully is doing fine). MIL mentioned that now that my youngest is eating in a booster, she’s going to get rid of the extra high chair she has kept at her house. I said that’s a good idea, since if we do have another child, my dad still has one or we have a portable one.
She was astonished that we would even consider having another child. She said how could I do that even knowing I would be incapacitated for 9 mo? No wonder DH doesn’t want another child. I did have complications in my last pregnancy, was on bedrest for 11 weeks at the end for preeclampsia, and had a kidney stone early on so was on bedrest for 3 weeks for that too. But to me, it is absolutely worth the pain and discomfort and stress to bring another life into the world.
I started to disagree with her and then just let it go, it’s not worth it. But am I right to find her comments upsetting and also, let’s face it, inappropriate?
I continue to pray each night that my husband will change his mind, or that God will give us a miracle in spite of DH’s efforts. I’m so sad about this whole situation, it just is very upsetting.