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Poll Results: ???

 
  • 3% (16)
    under 18
  • 17% (86)
    18-21
  • 32% (155)
    22-26
  • 24% (120)
    27-30
  • 16% (77)
    30-35
  • 3% (19)
    36-40
  • 1% (8)
    40+
481 Total Votes  
post #21 of 131
I was 22 with my first baby (I felt like a 15 year old) and 27 with the twins, and 29 with Hunter. I'm younger than most of the moms who have kids in the second grade. It's kind of weird. I mean, I met a woman old enough to be my mom who had a kid in second grade. Go figure. Oh well, it takes all kinds to make the world go round. I'm content with the my choices.....
post #22 of 131
I was 28, almost 29 when I had my first. I'd always wanted kids when I was a bit younger, but dh was in grad school, and we had dd1 2 weeks after he started his first 'real' job...so we didn't wait once it was an option (we'd been married almost 5 years when dd1 came along).

I was 30 when dd2 came along and will be almost 33 when baby #3 arrives. I'm about average, I think - all of my friends (for the most part) had kids about the same time I had mine...
post #23 of 131
I was 25 when I had my first, and I'll be 35 when this one is born!
post #24 of 131
26 for my first, 32 with my second.
post #25 of 131
I was 28 when dd was born.

Can I just say that I am really impressed by the youngest mamas on this board? Having a baby at a young age is difficult, I'm sure, for many reasons, but the fact that the young mamas here went "against the grain" and chose to breastfeed, sling, co-sleep. cloth-diaper, etc. is something worthy of praise.
post #26 of 131
I am really surprised everybody is so young! I'm 40 now and was 38 when ds was born. I just imagined you all as my age.... It doesn't make a difference just changes the picture in my head of who I'm talking too, yk?
post #27 of 131
it _is_ cool to see so many young moms. I had sweet pea (first and only baby so far) 6 weeks ago, I was 21. eight days later I had a birthday, so now am 22.

I am definitely one of the youngest moms I know, and one of the youngest "thoughtful" moms. even the older moms I know are mostly not as crunchy as me (they don't family bed or homebirth, or eat veggie, stuff like that).

I live in a conservative, college educated midwestern city, so that plays into it.

-Lau
post #28 of 131
I was 31. We started ttc when I was 28. It was a long hard road. For all of you who got pregnant easily, Count your blessings. It is so hard to get pregnant for some people....
post #29 of 131
I was 31. We started ttc when I was 28. It was a long hard road. For all of you who got pregnant easily, Count your blessings. It is so hard to get pregnant for some people....
post #30 of 131
i was just barely 21 with dd#1, 23 with dd#2 and will be 24 with baby #3. Whew!
post #31 of 131
I wanted to conceive before I was 30, and I made it by several months, so dd was born when I was 30. I'm now 32 and waiting less than patiently for the next babe.

Jen
post #32 of 131
I was twenty-five when I had my first child. Although I have since met many moms my age, at the time, very few of my friends had kids.
post #33 of 131
i was 29 with my 1st, 30 with my 2nd and 34 with my 3rd

post #34 of 131
I was 26 when I got pg with my first and, thus far, only dd and 27 when I had her. I'd still like to have my second and last by 30 but we'll see!
post #35 of 131
35

38

39.5

El
post #36 of 131
I was 20. For number 2, I was 30 (he was due on my 31st birthday but was 2 weeks early) - now onto number 3 I'm 34.
post #37 of 131
With Ds1 - I was preg at nineteen and had him a few months after turning twenty.
With Ds2 - I was 21
With Ds3 - I was 23, now I'm 24. And feel OLD. and am the only one I know with kids period. Unless you count some of my mother's friends whose kids are now school-age.
Now hopefully, I will have inherited my mother's anti-aging genes and stay looking young for a long time. (When she was 40 ppl thought she was 30 lol)
post #38 of 131
I am the black sheep in my family, and had my first child at 32. I wanted to be done by the time I was 35, but it looks like I will be done at 36.

I met my husband when I was 28 and we got married when I was 29. I am 5 years younger than he, and he was actually happy that I was young enough that we could afford to wait awhile before trying to conceive. I remember thinking, "What are you talking about, I'm almost 30, the clock is ticking!" But we waited for a couple of years because we wanted some time together first.
post #39 of 131
26 when I gave birth to Maya.

Christine
post #40 of 131
drum roll...... 43

got pregnant pretty easily. of which i'm grateful.

would have started sooner but didn't meet dh until I was 38, got married at 41 pregnant at 42 and baby at 43.
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