If you would have asked me this question when I was 22, I am not sure that I would have said any! If you ask me this question today, I say five. People always think that I am joking. But the truth is, if we had unlimited funds, five would probably be the magic number. Now, I know I'm just getting started here. One child is fairly easy (this is what I am told, just go with me here!) More experienced moms like to remind me of how hard it is when the second or third comes along. I believe them, I really do. However, I've spent my whole life living in organized chaos, so I feel that I would thrive in a life filled with children bouncing off the walls!
Sometimes I am jealous of my mom friends who got an earlier start then we did. Many of my friends have their families complete. I am still living in the unknown about how it will all turn out in the end. I do not regret starting when we did though, because a slight change in timing would have resulted in a completely different child then our sweet boy! Which is so crazy to think about. Although, I know if another had come along, we would have been just as in love!
So five. Five is a lot, I realize that. I would be perfectly happy with just our son, however, a little more realistically, three children would be a great number. I grew up in a family of three, and I think that people often want what they had growing up. However it pans out, all I know is that people are allowed to change their minds on wanting children or not wanting children, and wanting one child or wanting ten. Bring on the babies!!