There is a new term out there that I have just heard today. It is called competitive birthing.
I didn't know that would even be something people would talk about, but according to the stats ONLY I have been a competitive birther since 2004 when I had my fourth baby. This article indicates that four is, in fact, the new two, in large part because women are becoming "competitive birthers", gestating and delivering as many children as they can in order to keep up with the Joneses!
Wow! I can happily say I do not fit this definition of a competitive birther, but I do know several women that do just that.
I would not have kids just to keep up with other families or to have my kids as little trophies!!
If I felt the need to do that, I would feel that is the wrong way to bring a child into the world. And then, I would have to have many more children to keep up with Mrs. Duggar!! My poor body could not handle so many more kids! My six have done a number on my body already.
All of our children are wanted and loved! As I am sure so are Mr. & Mrs. Duggar's kids. ;D
Anyways, I just thought I would throw this info out there! I found the articles to be very interesting and certainly opened up my eyes.
So, who is going for number seven?? Sorry, that will not be us! We are sticking with our six!! you go ahead!! We are sticking at a nice even number!