Sunday afternoons at our house consists of "nap time". This is Me and Dylan's time to be ALONE-- regardless of what we are doing-- sleeping, talking, or whatever else. This means Claire has to go to her room and either take a nap or have quiet time. Today Claire was not keen on the idea of quiet time. In fact at one point she was sitting outside our bedroom door, crying and saying, "I just want someone to play with me!" It broke my heart.
It broke my heart, because when I had Sunday quiet time growing up, I had a brother and two sisters to quietly play barbies, monopoly or not so quietly fight with.
I'm reaching the point of not knowing what the next step is for us.
I want to hear from those of you that have adopted, what led you to take that route? Was there a stirring in your soul? How did you know you were ready to take that step?
For those of you who have done fertility treatments, how did you know it was worth spending so much on something that wasn't a sure thing? When do you know when to call it quits?
For those of you with only one child, or have been an only child, How did you know this was right for your family? That your child would be happy without siblings?
There are just so many questions that face me, and I feel the answers are all the same-- you'll know what's right for you and your family-- but all I've been feeling is the longing for a baby-- because mine is not a baby anymore and she would make the BEST big sister.
Please share your experiences, I really want to know what prompted you take the next step, regardless of what step you decided to take.