Are We Crazy for Having a Fourth Baby?

Who here has watched Parenthood? If you haven’t? Go watch it immediately! It is one of those warm your heart shows that gives you all the feels. And, if you are anything like me, then by the end of the series you will wish you were a honorary Braverman!

My husband and I are trying for our fourth baby. Sure, you might be thinking we are crazy, and you’re probably right! The sacrifices, the tantrums, the sleepless nights, and oh so many diapers can really take a toll on a person. Sure, we have our hands full. And I hate to get all cliché on you, but our hearts are even fuller than our hands.

Seeing our kids interact and love each other?

It is the best feeling in the world. Knowing that we created and are raising these tiny humans is SCARY and rewarding. Imagining them sticking up for each other and sticking together as adults? My heart can’t handle it. Sure, it isn’t easy, but the one thing that I do know is that it is worth every. single. part. Seeing people react to us trying for a fourth baby can be comical and annoying, but knowing what we have to look forward to is fulfilling. I don’t plan on going Duggar or anything like that, but a fourth kid doesn’t sound so crazy to me anymore. 

We have friends who have six kids, and I remember thinking ‘Wow! That is a lot of kids.’ Now it doesn’t seem like so many. At four kids deep, we are only two kids away from that. Not that I plan on having six, but it doesn’t seem so wild anymore. This mama is getting older and would love to be done with pregnancy and newborns by thirty!

It doesn’t matter if you have one kid or seven, kids aren’t an easy task, but it’s the best job you could have been created for. It can be hard, dirty, ugly and straight up no fun some days. But those days are far outweighed by the heart overflowing, joy spilling over, cheeks hurting because you are just so dang happy.

Danielle is married to Ryan and together they have four beautiful babies. They're raising Lexi, Abram, Sutton and Beckham on the bayou in Crown Point. She is a self-proclaimed hot mess, Jesus-loving, homeschooling, Netflix binging, crafting and party planning stay at home mom. Sutton was born with achondroplasia dwarfism so advocating and raising awareness is important to her. Most nights once the kids are asleep you will find her staying up way too late to enjoy the quiet that happens after four kids.


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