**How many kids do we want?**
Um. Well, when we were dating we agreed that 6 children was a good plan. Then the MOMENT we were pregnant Matt decided maybe 1 was just fine. I was still in the 6 camp. After we found out about Joshua (and Matt adjusted) he said 2 was good. I was still in the 6 camp. Then we found out about Joshua's situation and we both sort of let that whole conversation take a back seat. I think... 5 or 6 is a good plan... but we're really nervous to try again. There's no particular reason to think this would happen again. But there's always a risk - in fact my risk of having another child with an encephalocele is 10x higher than the average woman. It's not genetic, but I guess folic acid/folate deficiencies would stay with a person, potentially causing it again.
I think we'll have more, but we'll probably go one at a time now. I have no idea. Matt's from a family of 2, I'm from 4. I like lots of sibilings, I always thought kids came out "better in bigger batches". Haha.