Another Milestone for My Baby

My youngest daughter and last child, Abbie, is now potty-trained. While I am excited at the thought of not having to change her diaper anymore, I am also a little sad. She will be three this month and with the other kids, this is when I would be thinking of having another baby. Not this time, though. I cannot have anymore babies, due to some problems after her birth, so I am through with pregnancy. It kind of makes me sad, but a little apprehensive because I feel that God is leading me in a new direction. I am looking forward to that. Here is the Christmas picture of the kids. I hope you enjoy seeing them! Those of you who are through with having children, what are your thoughts about it? Thanks for sharing with me! Smiles and Loves! Janis

Jacob (10), KellyAnn (7), and Abbie (2, almost 3)

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  1. Whoooo hooo for potty training! Isn’t that a good feeling?

    Enjoying your blog too!

  2. I understand this sadness, I only have Miss Sam…she was quite a blessing at age 40…and each milestone she reaches, I have a pity party for me, and a “you go girl” party for her…she is turning 12 this year…I can feel the tears welling up already…sadness and pride all rolled into one!

  3. What a wonderful pictures of your children.
    Our son is now 21. I was never able to have another child after him…I always thought of adoption, but never went through with it. And now being in my middle 40’s – I am getting to old….

  4. What a sweet picture of your cutie-pie kids.

    If there’s one thing I never felt sad over, it was potty-training being DONE. I was just thrilled to not be buying diapers or pull-ups!
    Enjoy your new freedom!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog…

  5. Beautiful kids!

    After my second son, my husband and I decided to not have any more kids. Now, I’m almost 34 and my clock is ticking really loudly! I just got a second dog for Christmas as a baby “substitute” 🙂

    Seriously, I understand completely about the mixed feelings of happiness and sadness. Most days I think how my life is in a new stage with an almost teenager and then I often come to a point of almost depression about not being able to have another child and I pray frequently about it.

  6. My daughter, who is 3.5 years old, just became 100% potty trained and while I am very excited, I am feeling slightly sad because it is just one more sign that she is growing up. The time is going very quickly.

    We are not planning to have any more children so I can understand how you are feeling. I use to wish for the next stage to come along…when she could sit up, when she could walk, when she could talk, when she was potty trained. Now…I am trying to cherish everyday with her. In fact, I am keeping a journal for my daughter that I write in every evening…to reflect on our day together.

    I just discovered your blog and enjoy it. :o)

  7. OH THE JOY of finally getting a child fully potty trained!!!! /

    Each of my children were surprises – meaning that God had His own timetable that was much different than mine. So I won’t necessarily say that we are finished having children because He may have other plans…

    I LOVE babies – but I also am really enjoying this current stage with my children. They are really fun to be with…most of the time 🙂 However, since I turned 40 I’m thinking I’m done with the baby scene…God has over ruled my decision on that before though so I guess there is the possibility….which just makes me really tired to even think about it!

  8. Don’t even TALK to me about potty training. . . . ARGH. Congrats!

    I have a 2 1/2 year old boy, and we tried it before Christmas, but took a break. We’ll try again later, and I think he’ll be trained by 3, too. . . . I hate this part!

  9. What a sweet picture! Potty training is such a big accomplishment and one that truly does show how quickly our little ones are growing.

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