Wednesday, 11 January 2012

End of an era

Today marks the end of an Era and the beginning of a new chapter in my personal life.

As you will know Hubby and I have a brood of nine children. I have had the privilege of being a mummy now for almost twenty one years and I wouldn't change a thing. I love my brood, even when I'm ranting at them and need match sticks to prop my eyes open, because the baby has had one of those nights.

However, even hubby and I have reached our limit and this afternoon sees him having a vasectomy. He was going to have one after baby number eight, but I got the wobbles and asked him not to. It seemed too final a move, and I'm so glad we didn't go through with it four years ago, because we wouldn't have little budda now.

This time however, there are no wobbles, just a certain amount of relief. It's tinged with a little sadness that there never will be another baby in this house, apart from grand babies in years to come, but we both know that this time we are ready for that final step.

Everyone has been ribbing hubby mercilessly about the procedure and I will have a giggle when he comes out walking like John Wayne, lol. However, I'm also grateful to my amazing hubby for his willingness to get it done. I can tell he's nervous, well you would be, wouldn't you, and also a  little introspective today. It really is the end of an era for us!

So, this is just a little blog to mark the occasion and a big 

to my amazing and wonderful hubby!


  1. Hi Doris,
    My hubby went through this a couple of years ago. His decision, I think it's very brave of them. Big step for you all and you may feel sad at times, best wishes. Big gulp!
    Liz xx

  2. Thanks Liz, he is rather sore now, bless him, but soldiering on.