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Old 02-05-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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18 when I had my 1st. 21, 25, and 28 for #2-4. I am pregnant now with our first tubal reversal baby and will be 36 when I give birth.

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I was a recent 21 with my first, an almost 24 with my second, a young 27 with my third and I will be a recent 30 when this one is born. I am most likely done.


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i had just turned 34 when i had my first.. hoping my period comes back soon as we want a big family. :)

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I was 20 when I had my first son, my second was born when I was 23. I'm 35 now and we're done having children. :-)


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I was (still am!) 25 with my first.  I feel very complete with her here.  That may change, but I think one is right for me.  I used to think I would want several children, I just don't see that working for me anymore.  I feel like she came at the perfect time, just finished graduate school, we both have decent jobs, but they allow a lot of flexibility so we can be home with her and not to daycare.  If I was in a more advanced position in my field, I couldn't do that.  I'm very happy where I'm at now.  I'm glad we waited (despite really wanting a baby for years), but I'm glad that we didn't wait longer.


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27 with my first, 28 with my second and third (if they hadn't come early I would have been 29).

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25 when my one and only was born.  My marriage fell apart after that so I will likely be in my 30s before I have a chance for another.


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I was 23 with my oldest, 25 with my second and 27 with my 3rd. Im open for more but we have to see what happens.


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42!  And I'm glad I waited....it took me awhile to grow up!  :)

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I was 20, 22, and 25.  

 

I am really glad we started young.  I love the idea of being 43 when my youngest graduates.  

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I was 30 when my first was born and we're still working on growing our family (I'm 34 with 2 children).  Most of my friends became moms in their mid to late 30's so I feel like a youngin. :)  I like that my 30's are dedicated to child bearing and child rearing - my 20's were so much fun and my husband and I were able to travel a lot.


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I had my first and last (lol) when i was 30, im 31 now >.<

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I was 32 with my first, 33 with my second and 37 with my third.  I'd like a fourth, but I need to convince my DH; a losing battle.  Also I'll be 40 in a few months and I do feel older sometimes...slower and maybe less able to keep up.  But I think that in some ways that could be a good thing...a more quiet, contemplative mother might be wonderful for the right child, you know?


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I was 32 (almost 33) when I took guardianship of my godson and 36 when I adopted my sons. The boys are 11 so there's a 25 year age difference. There was only a 16 year difference between my godson and I, which definitely verged on weird. At least no one is going to mistake Casey and Devin for my little brothers!

 

I'm in a very affluent area where people normally start families in their 30s or early 40s, so I'll still be quite a bit younger than other fathers of children Casey and Devin's age. I have a lot more energy now than I did in my 20s and would easily consider adopting again or even having a bio baby (if I end up meeting a partner) until I'm well into my 50s.

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I was 21 when DS1 was born, 23 when DS2 came. Ex-DH and I wanted a passel of kids (7 was a nice number in our heads) but that sure didn't happen. Now-DH and I wanted to have one baby, maybe two, but that also won't be happening. It hurts that I don't get to share parenthood with DH but when it comes down to it, I don't know how we'd do it. I'm glad I had my guys when I did--so much more energy back then!


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I was 23 with my first, 29 with my second, 30 with my third and 33 with my fourth

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I was 23 and he's my only one so far.


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I had mine at 21, 23, 25, 27, and 29.  We always had an easy time conceiving and the spacing worked out great.  I am 31 now and we are done, DH had a vasectomy last year.


Jessie (29) mom to Emma (2002), Anthony (2004), Elizabeth (2006) and Ava (2008) and someone new 2010
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I was 26.  I'm 29 and she's still the only one, but I hope to have a few more before I am 35.


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I just had DD and I am 28.  I'd like to TTC in 2 years. I would like two or three kids total!


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30 w/ my first & 32 w/ my second. 

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26 and 29. I think it was perfect for us. We had some time by ourselves before kids, and then they grew up enough for me to have a second career when they were old enough for school. I was still young enough to try something new.


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21 with my first, 25 with my second, then we were done, but along came our surprise third at 29. So great spacing for us, 4 years between each. Now I can't decide if we should have another!

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21 with my first, 25 with my second, 27 with my third.  I am now 31. 


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