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When my mom was 25, she had a 3 year old and an infant (they stopped there). I have an almost 4-year old and an 18 month old with hopes for more!

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3/29/11 1:42 P

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When my mother was my age she had two kids (5 and 3) and she was just starting her own business.

**Wouldn't it be boring if we knew where life would take us ahead of time?**


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When my mother was my age, 31, she had an 12-year old daughter (me), a 1-year old boy and one on the way. She had already experienced an abortion in her teenage years (forced on her by her parents) and a couple of miscarriages. She had had one planned pregnancy (my middle brother) and two surprises (myself and my baby brother). She was pregnant with her last child at my age (when I'm planning for #1).

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3/26/11 7:32 P

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When My mom was 34 she had had 12 miscarriages and one me. I would have been 10. My father would have been dead 9 years and we would have been in the worst relationship of her life.

Wow how lives are different. I have a great husband and a 2 year old- working hard for baby 2. only 2 miscarriages and hopefully never again- specaillists and medical technology are wonderful.



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3/26/11 9:19 A

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When my mom was my age (33 1/2), she'd been married for 12 years and had 2 children: me, age 10 and my brother, age 7. When my grandmother was my age, she'd been married for 16 years (yes! she got married at 17) and already had 2 children but a total of 4 all 7 years apart. My other grandmother was the exact same. Both of my grandmothers gave birth in their early 40s (which means I'm blessed with 2 aunts who are more like friends since they are less than 10 years older than me).

My fiance would like us TTC as soon as the honeymoon is over in mid-August of this year. He's worried that we'll be too old when our children graduate from high school. He's worried I'll not be able to conceive. And, he's constantly asking if we can take my 2 year old nephew home with us for a few nights... so he really needs his own! I'm worried that I'm a fertile mertyl like my grandmothers!!!

Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
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3/24/11 10:21 A

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When my mom was my age (26), she had my brother (5) and me on the way. My dad was only a year older than her-and they only had 2. I really hate that we still need to wait a while, because I may be 26, but DH is 32 and is getting a little anxious.

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3/21/11 1:42 P

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When my mom was my age (34), she had six kids and one on the way (I wasn't born yet). I have yet to have a successful pregnancy.

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3/21/11 11:33 A

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When my mom was my age (23) she had me (I would have been 3.5 yo), had her tubes tied and was seperating from my Dad who she'd been with for 10 years (but married for 4). 12 years later she had my brother with my step-dad after they decided they wanted a baby together (after being married for 8 years) and after a tubal-reversal.

I have been happily married for over a year and with my husband for over 5. And we are TTC first, whenever it happens (not trying with major effort, but not doing anything to prevent it either).

Just keep up the work and the rewards will come!


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3/21/11 2:13 A

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When my Mom was my age (29), she had two children. My brother (10) and myself (6). She and my father were married a short time before having my brother and were divorced when I was about 9.

I currently do not have children. My husband and I will be married for 4 years in May and hope to start TTC next spring. Excited about that!
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3/20/11 2:22 P

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When my mom was my age (31) she had me (age 5) and my brother (age 2) and had been married for 11 years to my dad (still married after a brief separation).

I'm due with my first in 2 weeks and have been married almost 6 years.

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3/20/11 12:14 P

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When my mom was my age (26 almost 27) she had me (6) and my sister on the way. She had been pregnant 3 other times but terminated those pregnancies. I hate to add that part because it makes me sad, but it was there. My mom was very fertle and I suspect I will be as well. She was married to my dad, divorced and remarried by my age too.

I on the other hand have been married to my husband for 1 1/2 years and we have been together for 7 1/2 years. I have a 12 year old stepson and we are trying for our 1st this summer.



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2/18/11 7:30 P

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When my mom was my age she had 2 kids ages 4 and 2. I have 5 years to go before she is up to 3 kids and I hopefully have mine done.

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2/18/11 5:17 P

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Hammer, I had the oldest parents in class, to! My parents are only a couple years younger than my DH's grandparents! The mulitiple generation's perspectives has put a different twist on the light I see the world with.

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When my mom was my age (31) she had me. She had a mc before I was conceived. My dad is seven years older than my mom. Growing up I had the oldest parents in my class. I had a classmate who grandfather was the same age as my dad. I'm going to be even older than my mom when/if I have a child.

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

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2/15/11 6:30 A

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When my mother was my age (32) she had one child (me), had been widowed and moved in with the man I call Dad.

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When my mom was my age she had 2 kids, ages 8 and 6. She had had her tubes tied and was done having kids. I however have 1 kid, aged 3 and am far from being done.

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2/13/11 3:58 P

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When my mom was my age (24) she wasn't married and didn't have kids. She didn't meet my dad until they were in their 30s, and my dad had two divorces (but no kids) before her. They will be celebrating their 27th wedding aniversery this May. Dad was 40 and Mom 36 when my youngest brother was born, so they don't understand why I married a month before I turned 21, or why I want kids so soon. (Just incase you're curious, I'm the oldest, Mom was about 33 and Dad 37)

In contrast, my husband and I have been a couple since I was 18 (we got married on our 2 year engagement aniversery), and we're not TTC yet, but the way my health is, we wouldn't be able to right now. We're setting up our lives based on the fact that we want to start trying in the next two years or so: I'm trying to get my health happy, and he's trying to do schooling for a secure job, we have a room we're setting up as a nursery, and we're working on our savings ICE. We're hoping to start our TTC on our 5th wedding aniversery, November 2012.

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I'm 32 and have 1 son age 4 who is adopted. When my mom was my age she had 2 children ages 7 and 3.

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1/29/11 3:18 P

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I thought this was interesting, "The average age of first-time mothers has increased by 3.6 years over last 36 years, from the age of 21.4 years in 1970 to the age of 25 in 2006. (United States)"

"... and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Heb 12:1


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1/28/11 11:28 A

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I'm 24 and when my mom was my age she didn't have any kids yet. She turned 26 the year I was born.

When my grandma was my age she had 3 kids, ages 5 and 4(twins). She got married in '59, had my aunt in '60 and my mom and uncle were twins born in '61

When my greatgrandma was my age she had 2 kids, I'm not sure how old they whould have been I know one was under a year old. She didn't have my grandma till she was 29.

So I'm not really worried about not having kids yet from this standpoint. But I would love to have had kids by now but things don't work out the way you want sometimes. So I'm planning on doing it alone. But I'm giving my self time to get fit and have at least a year at my current job and more financial security.

Edited by: LILGORNIE at: 1/28/2011 (13:06)
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1/27/11 3:08 P

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When my mom was my age (28) she was pregnant with me after having a miscarriage (she wasn't trying to have kids, but she was trying an awful lot of illicit substances...)
When my grandmother was my age, she was a single lady living it up in New York City with no children. She didn't have my mother and aunt (twins) until she was 38! She didn't get married until late in life and honestly, I think she had no interest in children whatsoever.
I had my first when I was 22, and was hoping to have had number two by now but I didn't find the right guy until about a year and a half ago ;)
Although my first one wasn't planned, I have always wanted to be a mom and I love every second I get to spend with him.

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1/27/11 1:59 P

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When my mom was my age (25) she had two children (2yo and 1yo) and was about to get pregnant with a third.

My husband and I haven't even started trying for our first yet...

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.


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1/21/11 6:49 A

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When my mom was my age, she had 3 kids aged 14, 11 and 4.
I have no kids but 2 pregnancy losses @ 23 weeks and 8 weeks respectively. emoticon

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Wow, Katie! Your mom sounds amazing!


When my mom was my age she had 3 kids biological, ages 16, 14 and 12. She also had my adopted brother (who was 7) and tons of foster kids... (At times, we'd have 7-10 kids in the house...) I don't know how she did it! My dad was also working out of town, at the time, and came home once a month during the weekends...
I have a 12 & a 9 year old, and am 11.5 weeks prego with #3. :)


Aubrey :)
Workin on losing the baby weight so I can get back to "maintaining" my 100 lb weight loss... Ticker reflects PP weight and my goal weight...
"Behind every beautiful thing there�s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet


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12/6/10 1:46 P

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When my mom was my age (26)...she had gone through 1 miscarriage and was still ttc. I was not conceived until she was 29 and was born a month after she turned 30. She had another miscarriage and a still birth after me.

At 26 she also just had cancer removed and celebrated her 2nd wedding anniversary. My mom is much tougher than I give her credit for.

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she already had 2 kids---a 3 year old and a newborn! I haven't conceive my first one yet, but hopefully we'll have good news soon!

Everyday is a winding road/ I get a little bit closer/ Everyday is a faded sign/I get a little closer to feeling fine. -Sheryl Crow


Fall down seven times. Get up eight. -Japanese proverb.

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11/16/10 4:14 P

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When my mom was my age (28) she was pregnant with me and about 2.5 months from giving birth (My b-day is 2/9 and hers is 2/26)

As for me, no kids yet but my husband and I are going to start TTC in January.

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When my mom was my age (29), her and my dad had recently started trying to TTC, after being married for 9 years (and finishing medical school etc). Her first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, and she instead focused on her private-practice office, what she calls her "first baby". I came along about a year later (she was 31), then my brother 3 years after that.

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" ~Beverly Sills

"Having it all doesn't necessarily mean having it all at once" ~Stephanie Luetkehans


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11/16/10 10:00 A

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When my mom was my age(24) She had two step-children and 1 baby. Right now I have one stepdaughter(8) a son(3) and a daughter(6 months) and trying(but not really trying) for another...:-)

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11/14/10 3:33 P

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When my mom was my age (25) she only had me and a step child. I was 2. Also knew by this point they were having major infertility issues trying for number 2.

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When my mom was my age (35) she had 4 kids ages 12,11,10 and me (7). I have 1 who is almost 1.

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”- Edith Wharton

My son was born 12/4/09 and we've been off and running ever since.


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When my mom was my age (27) she had 3 kids... ages 5 (me), 3, and 1 (she didn't have the 4th until she was 29) ... I have no kids yet

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When my mom was my age (28) she had my sister she was 4yrs. my mom didn't have me till she was 35 big age difference between my sister and I.
My husband and I have been married little over a year now and will TTC next month. I'm excited :)

"I never said it would be easy... I only said it would be worth it"

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11/11/10 8:37 A

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When my mom was my age (30) she was married for 10 years had me (8y.o.) and my sis (7y.o.) and trying for a third (didn't happen until she was 40), me married for 4 years and TTC for 4 years (no children yet)

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When my mom was my age she had already had 5 children. She has me beat by 4!!

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When my mom was my age (34) she had two kids ages 13 and nine. I have two kids as well ages four almost five and three months.

Stacey P

I'm done having babies, so now my focus is on getting my body in shape!

Not trying to be skinny/thin-just comfortable in my own skin.


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When my mom was my age, she'd just got married and had no kids yet. She later divorced her husband, met my dad and had me at 33, whereas I just had my baby at 26.

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When my mom was my age, she had 3 kids, ages 6, 5, and 4 months. She'd been married 9 years by that point. In contrast, I've been married 2 years, and we've been trying for our first for over a year now.

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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When my mom was my age, she had 3 kids, ages 9, 7, and 2. That is crazy, isn't it? She was also single after her second divorce. I don't have any kids yet either. Compared to my mom, I married at an older age and my husband and I are just now TTC our first.

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When my mom was my age she had 2 kids, ages 9 and 6.

Currently, I have no children but we're TTC our first. unfortunately, we have encountered infertility issues with both me and my DH.

"... and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Heb 12:1


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I often think about the women who have gone before us. So how would you finish this statement: When my mom was my age she had _____ kids, ages _______.


"... and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Heb 12:1


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