You may think that your 40-something friends who have a couple of kids are done, as they say, with a capital D. The marathon of sleeplessness and diaper duty are in the rear view mirror. They can finally focus on themselves. Workout whenever. Go out to dinner. Or can they? When you're facing the end of your fertility, fantasies of another pregnancy can hit you like an emotional tsunami. No matter how irrational, financially challenging, logistically challenging, career challenging and marriage challenging the one-last-baby idea may be, the longing may be there as well.
This week we learned that 40-year-old bombshell Sofia Vergara, who, by the way is two decades out of the baby stage with a 21-year-old son, is freezing her eggs and/or possibly using a surrogate to have a second child with her fiancé.
Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that she's missing her third. The actor/wellness guru/cookbook author and mother of two, miscarried some time after she had her 7-year-old son, and "almost died" from the complications. Now, at 40 and a half, it sounds like she's feeling "broody."
If you know someone who you thought was Done, but may really not be done, best to avoid saying the following.
Do you ever think about having another kid?
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