We have two and we are done. If I get pregnant through some sort of miracle, we'll have another. But my second pregnancy was very rough and there were just too many scares with my little girl. Now, I feel so happy that I have two healthy children and I'm getting healthy again too that I'm content!
When I we got married I didn't want any children. Then my "biological clock" started ticking and with my hubby's persistence, err support, I went down that rabbit hole. A decade later, I have 4! Ages 10, 8, 5 & 19mos. Whew! I wouldn't mind another child, but the thought of being pregnant again scares me. I love all my kids and feel so blessed to have a big family.
I think 2, no more than 3. But I think we would keep trying if we didn't have boy. My husband comes from a family of 4 girls so he thinks we will be blessed with 2 or 3 little girls and no boy. But of course that's totally in God's hands! I'm ready for #2 already and he thinks I'm crazy!! ;-)
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When I was growing up and through college I had always wanted 6 (yes, I'm crazy). My husband, when we met, had in mind 2. We compromised on 4 as our ideal number. I have very much realized that 4 is ideal and any more would be too many for me. I think my husband has very much became more than open to the idea of more than 2!
At this point we have 2 - a little girl just over 2 and a little boy who is almost 3 months. We both work full time and my husband just started nursing school (his second degree), so we are overloaded and too busy for our own good. We own a 3 bedroom home and are in search of a second "chld-friendly" vehicle right now. At this point, we are totally up in the air on whether or not we'll have more. We know we want to remain financially stable and give our children a life we didn't have growing up so that in in our minds. We will be doing very well once my husband is an RN, but until then we're just to busy.
All that said, in about 2-3 years we'll start considering a third child and go from there. We have realized that we have no "set" number in our minds anymore. It'll depend on where life takes us.
I’m struggling with that question right now! I have three kids but a big age difference between them. I have two teenage boys (16 and 14) and a 10 month old baby girl! Since there is such a big gap in ages, I feel like I want to have another baby so that my daughter doesn’t feel like an “only child” since her older brothers will be out of the house before she is in kindergarten. But she has been a very high-needs baby and I don’t know if I have the energy to handle another one like her. I love being pregnant and nursing…but adding another child to the family would be a challenge.
We've always said either 2 (which would mean we're done) or 3 (which means one more trip through the crazy infant year). Since my 2 are only 13 months apart, I kind of want to go ahead with the 3rd so I have more of a chance to enjoy it... at least, the enjoyable parts, lol.
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We have one. I want one more, but DH does not. I'm 41 and counting the months left before it's just too difficult or risky for me to TTC anymore. I was really hoping DH would change his mind by now, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. :(
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ok I always thought I wanted 4, two bio and two adopted. I have 4 bio siblings, and 14 adopted.
Then I had my first child, and it's like potato chips.....now man I would like as many as my DH and God will allow! So far we have 3...and lost a fourth child in death at birth. But, I just love being pregnant and love breast feeding, love home schooling, etc etc.
I always wanted two or three because I had a brother and sister and thought our little group of three was amazing. My husband was an only child so he definitely wanted more than one for our little guy to have siblings.
The strangest part of my mentality was that it was the day after our baby was born that I realized I could really do it! It was so relieving to have gotten through the first and second trimester of nausea and the pain of the last month. Now I can't wait to have another, pain and all.
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I'm torn. I always wanted 2 until I got pregnant. During the first trimester I thought I could never do it again. I was so ill. Then I felt wonderful and thought I couldn't imagine only doing it one more time. I wanted to be pregnant a million more times and thought 3 or 4 kids would be wonderful.
I go back and forth. Definitely at least 2. I probably won't know if there will be more until after #2, so when I am pregnant the next time around I won't know if it's for the last time or not.
If we had more money and/or lived somewhere cheaper and/or owned a house, I'd be more open to more children. Southern California is so expensive, so we might move somewhere much cheaper one day to be able to live on less money and to have a bigger home.
When hubby and I married I wanted 4 and he wanted 2. When I had my son (oldest) I said no more. I was diagnoised with a kidney disease and told I had limited time to have another child. So, hubby and I decided to go ahead and have 2. We got 1 boy and 1 girl, perfect stopping point. Of course I keep getting baby fever and keep thinking of how our daughter will be our last baby. Kind of sad thinking of all the last times we are facing!
Then all of a sudden I find out I am expecting child number 3. We are def done! My kidneys are a bit bigger than most and thus take up a lot of space. I could be in for a very uncomfortable pregnancy this time around.
Def have to tie those tubes this time around. My health and a babies health is not worth putting in danger to have another after this. Hubby and my parents are extremely worried about my kidneys and my overall health this time. Def do not want to put them through this worry again!
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