We've got three kids now, ages 2,4, and 7. We planned on three, and the idea was for DH to have a vasectomy after the third one was born. However, I was surprised to find that I didn't feel as I had expected to feel after our 2yo came. Yes, I know that for some of us "that feeling" never goes away
. I don't feel a DRIVING urge to go and have a fourth, but I would be open to it. DH, however, is concerned about his age. I, for the record, am 37. It wouldn't bother me a bit to become pregnant again at this age. But DH is 43, and he feels that he is too old to have another baby. He says that it wouldn't bother him right now, but what about when that baby is a teenager, or older? For what it's worth, we are both young at heart, very healthy and, at least on a good day, look young for our ages.
Anyway, we probably will stick with our three. But I just wanted to throw this question out there to see how others feel about an "older" father. There's a lot of talk about the age of the woman as regards childbearing, but relatively little about the man. I know that there is some evidence now that an older dad can theoretically contribute to genetic problems. I'm not really worried about that sort of thing. Anyone care to share related thoughts or experiences here?