Hello, I think I may be prefer with no.5...currently have 4 children ages 10, 5, 4, 2 and had planned to stop there. However had minor hiccup re contraception, thought would be fine as 2 days post period, bit no w suspect perhaps not. I enjoy my children and would be perfectly happy to have another, but I 'm struggling with idea as I fear the judgement of others. Particularly my family who often make out that I am irresponsible for having my 4 already. I realise I should man up and stand by my own choices, but somehow it is not that easy...I would appreciate hearing from other people with large families. Thank you.
I know exactly how you feel. I was dreading becoming playground gossip not to mention the additional laundry. Our fifth was a happy accident but when he arrived he fit in so easily. I don't think the judgement and gossip were anywhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be. X