I had always imagined having multiple kids. But personally, Ian and I decided very early on after Luca's diagnosis that we would not intentionally have kids in the natural sense. We would not ever want to put another child through what Luca has been through. (Note that many other urea cycle parents choose to take the chance. It is a 25% chance with each pregnancy that the child will be affected. We made this decision for us, and every couple must make the same decision. Please do not read my words as judgments towards others who make a different decision. This is simply what we feel most comfortable with.)
One of the things I was worried about what seeing our friends start having baby #2, #3...etc. And recently, I have had to experience exactly that. I thought that I would be upset or jealous.
But instead, I find myself so incredibly happy for them. I feel like all parents should rejoice when having more children. You do not have a genetic disorder and your child is healthy - have more! The more the better! (Okay but maybe not as many as the Duggars).
And I actually feel sad when a couple, who has a perfectly healthy child and the financial means to support more children, decides not to have anymore children.
I hope one day we have more children. We may go about it differently (we can do genetic IVF to avoid having another child with UCD, or we may adopt). I look at this face and know how in love with her I am, and think, I want to eventually have a sibling for her.