I'm 33 and this is our first. It took us 3 months after I stopped taking the pill. My cycle was messed up for the first couple months though so it was hard to keep track. I didn't want to start charting and doing the basal thermometer thing cause I knew it would just stress me and DF out lol. I'm guessing that we'll start trying for a second after we get married (which we're planning for September 2012) so there will be a couple of years between the two. We're thinking 2 but leaving the option open for a 3rd.
As PP have said.. if you wait for a perfect time to have kids you'll never have them. You kinda gotta just bite the bullet and say.. okay lets do this. I agree though.. living in the same city would be a must have for me too lol!
That's why the idea of two in such short order would terrify me. Mine's a little fussy on top of it all, but it's pretty ok as long as I've gotten some sleep.
One of my mom's best friends married at age 19 and had her first of four daughters at age 20. Twenty years later, while planning the oldest daughter's wedding, she found out she was very unexpectedly pregnant. She was seven months pregnant at her daughter's wedding and her son and granddaughter are less than a year and a half apart.
Meanwhile, another of my mom's friends, who also got married and had kids young, tried for a third child in her late thirties/early forties and wasn't able to gt pregnant.
I always thought I'd have my kids in my late 20's - like my mom did (Sh was 27, 28 and 31) - but now I'm 22 and 27 seems so soon
you guys are freaking me out that i'm 28 and don't even have a boyfriend!
I'm not too worried about kids. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, whater. Although I haven't hit 30 where supposedly my babymaking hormones will go haywire.
As I see it, the world needs less people adding to the population and more education of the people already here, so that's what I'd be focusing on. But that's just for me.
I understand. With my daughter, even though my pregnancy was rough (ie extremely sick and caught everything under the sun but luckily no gestational diabetes or hb pressure), she was a great baby. Slept, ate, and hardly ever cried. The only issue was I wasn't able to breastfeed because she wouldn't latch on and she lost too much weight trying. But with my son, totally different. If he had been the first, we probably wouldn't have had another one. I did not enjoy being pregnant at all and he was a rough baby. Now he's the sweetheart most of the time and she's the drama kid.
Have you hugged your kids and told them you love them today?
But, I agree there were some very fit women on the list who are hardly emaciated looking. Most notably Kelly Rippa, she has an amazing body!
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