Yup. that means having a sibling or siblings for her (as of the moment or any time soon) is totally out of the question.
We just want her. Just her.
Many (including my OB) have been surprised when we tell them that we just want to have an only child. One and done ika nga. This is a decision I am thankful that my room mate and I share.
|Why give the river when she|
can have the entire ocean?
Okay, so does this mean spoiling her and giving her her heart's desire? Absolutely not!
There is such a thing as responsible spoiling. It means you provide your child with almost everything, but not all the time. Only when she deserves it.
Okay, I kinda made this one up, but that's what I have in mind.
Give me good grades, and I will let you watch those hormonal boyband "sing" and "dance". Something to this effect.
My roommate and I want Charley to experience the things we enjoy and also the things we weren't able to experience - traveling the world; not waiting for our birthdays to eat in a fancy restaurant that serves good food, really good food; being able to study in a really good school; going on a Disney Cruise (okay, maybe it's me who want it); watching Disney On Ice at Smart Araneta; and having her own car by her 18th birthday.
With just her, we'll be more financially stable. I hope.
Pregnancy is not a walk at the park. So is giving birth.
Since my roommate and I are both in our 30's already, we are really considering my health and our next baby's health since studies show that it is quite risky to give birth by the late 30s. This could be a case to case scenario though, but as much as possible, we don't want to take the risk.
Besides, we will have been 60 by the time Charley is 30! Gosh, I would have been so wrinklish by the time I will have gotten my first apo. Totally not cool.
Since we're seriously considering this "One and Done" option as of the moment, we have to make sure that we prepare Baby Charley to face the world with just her.
Bbbbbuuuuutttt, that's another topic for a different post. Right now, we're simply enjoying having just Charley and keeping up with her alien-ish antics.ü