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December 11, 2020

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Maybe you always planned on having a big family… but after the first two children, a little seed of doubt started to creep in.  Whatever your situation, whether or not to have another child is very personal.

Here are some hints you may be ready to close the baby factory forever:

1. That Time Of The Month: You breathe a huge sigh of relief when you realise you’ve escaped another month of boarding the baby train. A definite sign you’re probably done.

2. You actually sleep!  If you can’t remember how you used to cope, and if the thought of broken sleep fills you with dread, you might be done with babies.

3. You feel sad for new mums: If the sound of a new baby crying in a cafe makes you wince whilst you enjoy your coffee….you might be past the point of new motherhood.

4. Your house is tidy! If all the baby gear has been tossed out during clean-up or re-gifted to other friends expecting babies, your subconscious might be trying to tell you something.

5. Pets rule! These days, you get much more clucky about the thought of a new puppy than a new baby.

Here are some of the signs our MoM’s knew they were done having babies.

– When my neighbour’s baby cried 3 days straight over Christmas

– I heard that if the thought of seeing yourself holding a pregnancy test that is positive scares the shit out of you… you are done.

– Simple – you only have children that you can afford to sustain financially, emotionally, psychologically, physically, etc etc

– When I became a nutcase from the stress of raising the kids I already have.

– The thought of doing it again made me want to tear my eyeballs out lol

– When I stopped getting clucky holding other people’s bubs.

– When I was told I wasn’t allowed any more :(

– When being pregnant no longer appealed to me and I no longer was clucky.

– Menopause!

– Partner hearing Dr say no more *very seriously* another could kill you! Knew then there was no way he’d agree too another.

– When the doctor told me no more as I near died.

– When I looked at mums with babies and felt sorry for them.

If you don’t want any more kids, what was your ‘sign’ that you were done having children? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Your house is tidy is a big one.

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  • I had my third baby by c section and I got offered tubes removed so I agreed. They asked me one hour before my baby was born and the end of third pregnancy I was over it and didn’t want more kids. But now I kind of regret it. I think is quite common to have 4 children these days. I’m done with having kids but if I could have one more I would.

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  • I have all of above signs.

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  • Unfortunately mine was when I got told I wasn’t able to have any more children.

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  • Like others, my sign was when I was told that the next one would literally kill me.

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  • I simply cannot go back to not sleeping through the night. Both of my children were terrible sleepers – I know that if we were to have more, they would also be terrible with their sleep. So it is a big NO from me!

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  • i think different people have different outlooks , but for me it was sort of getting my life back and thinking of waking up did not appeal

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  • My biological clock. I had such a traumatic experience with my first son/only child that I was always scared to try again. But, I felt robbed and could never actually say no, that’s it. Until my age kicked in and I felt it was over.

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  • When I finally started saving money again! All the expenses are a killer!

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  • When I did everything and I mean everything I took the kids to sport I watched them play sport I took them to the drs I washed ironed cooked mowed the lawn cleaned the house did the garden watered bought all the presents he was never interested in anything or involved in anything with the kids. I did the household shopping and he told me one day you go out shopping and I laughed and yelled at him as he thought food shopping was fun especially when you have kids in tow. I had enough of the whole lot especially when they were sick trying to manage on my own he never ever offered to help so I really was over babies nappies wiping runny noses and I do love puppies and kittens better than going clucky with a baby. I’m retired ages ago in the baby factory and now have four legged babies who don’t scream and say nasty things to me after all I did for them over the years with no help from their father, not that I want anything from them but it does hurt when your kids turn on you.

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  • I got over the whole cluckyness, even I was pregnant with my third. But the second I saw that baby in the delivery room it all came rushing back and I’d even consider going back for another.

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  • Love this but I can say hubby and I are both crazy clucky for baby #3

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  • Tick, tick, tick to all 5…lol

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  • great article and very true for me

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  • When they had grown! Then I fostered babies I could give back…

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