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post #21 of 45
however many God wants us to have. We're open.
post #22 of 45
We're on #2 and last. It was really hard to convince DH to have 1 in the first place ... this one was easier but he always said 2 was the absolute max. I'm fine with that
post #23 of 45
Well, we always said 2 was it but this babe has changed our minds. So 3 will be it. For sure.
post #24 of 45
This is pg #1. We want two, probably adopting the second. But who knows how my mind will change in the future (and when I'm not on the verge of puking).
post #25 of 45
I don't have a for-sure number, but I know it's more! We have four children now, and I could see us having a few more. We're interested in foster care and adoption too. I would really love to be pregnant and nurse another baby...and I think I'll probably always feel that way!
post #26 of 45
I always said two, with an option for three. But after DS was born, DH said he didn't want anymore. Too bad for him, since he's getting at least one more in 8 months! Depending on the gender of this one though, and how my pregnancy goes, I may be done after this. I've always had dreams of having at least one boy and one girl, but my pregnancy with DS wasn't easy, so I'm a little apprehensive at how this one is going to turn out. If I get my girl this time, I'll most likely be done. If it's another boy, I may still be done, but I won't be so decided on it.
post #27 of 45
We're on #2, and if its a boy, I'll feel pretty good about being done. If it's a girl, I'll have challenges - I would want to have one more to try for a boy, but I'm not sure if our family income can support three, and also with this one, the morning sickness is KILLING ME...I keep telling Eddie I'm getting my tubes tied the moment this baby is out, and of course, he's totally against that!
post #28 of 45
We've always said 3 or 4 (this is #2) but lately both DH and I have been thinking even more. Who knows really, we do want a larger family and if the rest turn out to be even half as good and entertaining as the first then we'll be pretty blessed!
post #29 of 45
This is #3 for us, and I'll be 37 when s/he's born. This pregnancy's already alot different than the first two, and I think it's because of my age. We've talked about 4 total, but I'm not sure I want to be pregnant a 4th time, as I'll be pushing 40 then. But we've also talked about adoption, so who knows?
post #30 of 45
I'm pregnant with #3 now. I kind of felt like I was done at 2, but my husband REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted just one more PLEASE! He's so cute he won (ok, he's a really fantastic dad too, so that may have something to do with it.) We always agreed that we'd have 2-4, and now that I'm pregnant with #3 I've been feeling kind of like I might want #4, but then I think that I might be nuts, since I was feeling kind of "done" with 2. I'll be 29 when I have this May baby, so I could have a 4th and still be done by 31.

I have no idea. Now he's saying he could be done after this one, and when I ask him about 4 he just wants to wait and see how having 3 is.
post #31 of 45
This is baby #3, and most probably our last. Me and pregnancy just don't do well, and I just can't do it myself again or put my family through it again either. I would love to have 4 kids I think but it's just not in the cards I guess.
post #32 of 45
I have always wanted four.
This is number five.
post #33 of 45
I think two is our limit for "made-by-us" babies. I'd consider adopting one more, or perhaps fostering after we're done, though.
post #34 of 45
This will be #2 for us and when I got married I was pretty sure that I only wanted 2 and DH was totally ok with that....Well now I would like 3-4 but he's really not that excited about having a large family(he's the oldest of 4). So we have decided to see what #2 brings and if it feels right we'll try for
#3. I'm ok with that. He just wants to make sure we don't overwhelm our financial situation and that we can still do the things we do now(travel etc) with our kids. Anyway....that's it!
post #35 of 45
We plan to have three in total. My first son is 12 and from a previous relationship, so now we are on #2, but it is the first for DH. We both want to have two more to make three in all. But, who knows what will happen in the future...you never can tell.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by Molck View Post
This is pg #1. We want two, probably adopting the second. But who knows how my mind will change in the future (and when I'm not on the verge of puking).
Agreed. DH and I wanted to try one, adopt one, and then decide from then on out which way to go in the future. We'll be doing older-child adoptions, though, 6yo and up.
post #37 of 45
We always said 3 or 4. After #3 I was sure that was it. I'm glad dh and I agree on never doing anything permanent to prevent pregnancy. Because after the memory of horrible morning sickness faded I was ready to do it again. This will be our second attempt at #4. Before our first attmept at #4 I was starting to think maybe 5. But after two months of m/s, then a miscarriage, and now being back in the throes of m/s again, I think this will be it. But we won't be doing anything permanent, so you never know!
post #38 of 45
I'd like at least five, probably six, but I think eight is my max

Seriously!
post #39 of 45
Well, this is baby #3, although it'll be our first living child. I've always wanted to have 3 but we're starting to think that 2 might be a stretch, especially depending on how this pregnancy goes. I really, really want to have another one after this though since I don't like the idea of an only child.
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Agreed. DH and I wanted to try one, adopt one, and then decide from then on out which way to go in the future. We'll be doing older-child adoptions, though, 6yo and up.

That's awesome! So many people that adopt don't want older children and the "problems" they come with. I feel so sad for older children that get lost in the system.
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