The past few years I have gone back and forth on if my family was complete, at times I said yes and other times I said no.
The sleepless nights during infancy don’t bother me, I am tired yes but when my oldest was born my mom told me one thing that stuck with me “enjoy the night time wake ups and one one cuddles because you won’t have them forever”. And so no matter what time it was when my kids would wake in the night I enjoyed the time I had with them, just me and them. Yes some nights I enjoyed a bit more then others and 4 hour crying stretches wore on me with my oldest but it was ok.
Going back and forth about it even more so the past few months, and then being asked to review baby products set my baby fever into full swing the past few weeks until this past week when my oldest and I got the chance to go away, just us 2 for 3 days. It hit me my family is complete, I now can leave the house with out the worry of a diaper bag, and carrying a car seat and I can enjoy my kids smiles as we all have fun together. They are all at an age where we can pick up and go if we want to. We can go on rides as a whole family at an amusement park, we can go to a picnic and have us all talking and enjoying each other, we can have family movie night and everyone enjoy the movie and the time together.
While I would love to snuggle a little baby, I can enjoy those snuggles with my cousins little one and when my sisters have kids (eventually) there will be those little babies to snuggle to.
But I have realized that I have the family that is just right, the 5 of us are perfect together and we are at a stage in life where it is time to enjoy the kids and family time and get out there as a family and see what the world has to offer us.