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post #21 of 29

Wow a lot of you are my age. Most of my peers from high school and college have 2-3 kids or more already. This is my first, I'm 27 and will be 28 when it is born. My husband turns 35 next week. My brother and his wife are currently 38 and 30, respectively, and they have a 3.5 yr old and are expecting #2 in February. Sometimes we all feel pretty old!

post #22 of 29

I'm 24 and having my first child. I have definitely been mistaken for a teenager before, and this is actually something I've been worrying about! On the other hand, I know women who were teen moms and turned out to be amazing mamas, so I think people should stop judging. It's crazy that we worry so much what someone at the store might think :)

post #23 of 29
I was 19 when my first was born.. I married at 18 and my husbands had a stable job, good health insurance and I have always been emotionally mature for my age. Personally, I could care less if people thought negatively about my age.. Age means nothing! I'm your age and on my 5th wink1.gif.
post #24 of 29

I was 22 when my first was born. I'll be 34 when my 7th arrives. Hubby and I looked really young when I was pg with the 1st and I'm sure we got alot of looks. Even with the next ones. If we still get them, I've become immune to them and really don't care what anyone else thinks. Although we probably just get looks now because we have a large family.

post #25 of 29

I was 16 when I had my first (also got married while about 6 months pregnant) and I had my next child 17 months later when I was 18. I now have almost 6 and I'm 28 and have been married almost 12 years. I've have gotten so many looks and comments over the years but I never sweat it. It's no one's business how old I am and they can think what they want. We wanted to be done by age 30 (dh will be next month and I will be next year) so we are happy :)
 

post #26 of 29

34 with my first, 36 with my second, and 39 with my last.

 

My mom's sage advice was that you needed to be age 30 and have your master's degree completed before you got married and had kids and my sister and I both followed her advice!

post #27 of 29

My mom said to be fully independent (done with school, have a nice job) before having any. Got an AAS degree in 2008, hated my job after that, and now rely 100% on my husband after quitting my horrible career forever. So much for that! I still want to go back someday to do something more worthwhile but gosh, I hate school. I just want to stay home and garden. :\

post #28 of 29
I'm 26 and this is my first pregnancy. I will also be 26 when baby arrives. I have totally been mistaken for a teenager -- many times actually! It's so annoying! Hasn't happened since I've been pregnant though, which I am thankful for.

I will be among the first of my friends to have a baby and that does freak me out. Without a community of mamas in my circle of friends, my pregnancy has felt somewhat isolating. For me, that's been the worst part about being a "young mom". I love that there is such a wide variety of ages among the first time moms in this group! It just goes to show there is no wrong age to become a mama if you're ready smile.gif
post #29 of 29

I had my first when I was 21 and I'm now 22 pregnant with my second. Definitely did not expect to get pregnant right away, but hey that's ok. We are super happy to have another baby! 

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