Mom of three, Kelly Ripa said today that she always wanted to have another baby. Now that her kids are growing up, she often longs to have another baby in the house.
It’s a feeling I can relate to well. Like Kelly, I have three kids and they are all past the diaper and crib stages. I stare longingly at newborns as I realize that I will never have another newborn in the house. Part of me wants to but I also know that financially it wouldn’t be ideal. Also, I’m not sure I’m ready to be on constant 24/7 demands again.
And then there’s going through pregnancy and labor again. That’s just what stumped Kelly and changed her mind about ever having another baby again. Today, on Regis and Kelly, she said that although she often thinks about having another baby, a news story that came out today scared her right out of the thought. She held up a photo of a baby that was born at 14 pounds to a mom who had a full vaginal birth. She said her babies were all about 8 pounds and she thought they were “huge” so an extra 6 pounds would be unfathomable.
My kids ranged from 6-8 pounds and my son was the largest at 8lbs. 1oz. I thought he was humongous compared to my 6-pound girls. That something that Kelly doesn’t want to experience…and I’m totally with her on that!
How big was your largest baby? How did you decide when you were finished having kids?
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