The door is well and truly closed on further homo sapiens additions to our family. Today a man from a local shop that sells secondhand baby items came and took away all the remaining baby paraphernalia that we had taking up space. A cot (Kristian has been in a big boy bed for about 2 months now), change table, swing, steriliser, pram, sling, bouncer, high chair, learn-to-walk toy.
Although I don’t regret our choice to make Kristian our last child – three is plenty enough for us – getting rid of that stuff is a bit sad because there’s something a bit special about a baby that we won’t ever have again. Daniel didn’t relate to this sentiment, he said they are noisy and smelly. I countered that they didn’t talk back, and he did concede that this is a positive.
It’s probably going to be a while before anyone else has a baby, I don’t think Megan, Ashley or Matthew will have any for some time.