Well, there was a surprise for us 6 years later, another girl. We were pretty sure at this point there would be no more children for us. Three is an uneven number but that was ok. It made us a family that was a bit larger than average, but three children really isn't that many. Then to our surprise.....BAM! Number four came just two years later. A boy, and that made our number even. Two boys and two girls.
Erik and I never really wanted a big family. He and I both wanted larger than life careers and we wanted to travel. Children never were something we imagined would shape our lives and our paths. Boy, were we ever wrong. When it comes to being wrong, I guess we have the market cornered because anything we've ever thought we have been right about, has pretty much turned out to be wrong. Or, if we are right, something eventually happens that makes us have to change our view and see things from a new perspective.
The initial plans that we had for our lives weren't bad, and neither is the route that our lives have taken. For some a life without children, or one, or two children, suits them just fine. Then, there are those of us with larger families, and it suits us just fine as well.