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#1 of 45 Old 09-29-2007, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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And tell me what number you are on also?

This pregnancy will be baby #2 for me. I want 3, I think. Who knows really as I only have one right now, and I will be solo parenting this time around. But I think I would like 3.

How about you?
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#2 of 45 Old 09-29-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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honestly? always was pleased with two and never expected to try again. But because I'm with a new partner after a divorce and my partner has no children of his own, it made me really want to have just one more.

lol, sometimes plans change I guess.
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We'll probably have 5. I want to be pregnant one more time after this and we want to adopt at least one child.

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Hmm, 2 dozen? Of course I will be 41 when this little one comes, so we might have to adopt again <grin> I started out wanting 2. Later we thought 3 might be nice. We were sure we were done after 5 - till we adopted 5 more. Then we were blesses with more babies... I can't believe there was ever a time I didn't really want them. Now I have 5 younger children, 5 teens, and 5 adult children. They are all very cool people!

Seriously - I do hope we might be able to have 2 more... or 3.... I wish I wasn't so old already!

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This is #2 for us, and we are thinking we would like 3. Both DH and I are from families with 3 kids, so it seems to be the magic number for us :-)
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This is baby number 4 for us. BEfore this we said somewhere between the three we have and six. So now it will be, somewhere between the four we have and six.

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This is my first and I want 3 min and 9 max. I am willing to compromise on the max but not the min. I think 3 is my DH's max but once we have our first I am hoping he might get more excited about a large family.

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We wanted 4, but it took us 3yrs to get pg with #2. Between my age and our mutual fertility issues, I don't know that we'll get to do this again.
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5-6 sounds good to me
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geez, I always thought i'd want 3, but i'm hating this pregnancy so much i think i'll be closing the factory after this one (#2).

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We are two and through for sure.
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This is #2 for us. I always thought 3-4 would be nice. My husband thinks 2 is a good number. So we've decided we'll see how we feel after we've got 2. I was an only child and have always wished I had siblings. DH is the oldest of 4 and thought that was too many...
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This is #3 and our final baby. I will be 42 when its born. My old body can't take much pregnancy anymore.

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This will be #2 for us. I've always wanted 4, but dh thinks that's too much. He's open to three, though, so that's what we're going with for now.
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This is #2. We have always figured we would have 3. But, you never know how things will go...

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We always said we wanted 5-6. Now we have 2 with #3 on the way and think we'll probably stop at 4 we're going to try and wait 5 years or so before 4 comes

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This is #2 for us, and will most likely be the last, although I will concede that you never know . I will be 36 when this babe is born, and am not sure I want to have another baby when I'm pushing 40.

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I'm on #2 but I really want 3 or 4.
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just had #2 six months ago. it was a big change for me, emotionally and physically. i never really wanted kids so much but after my 1st, dd, i knew i didn't want her to be an only child and i fell in love with being a mother. i love my ds #2 but i feel like i'm done, i'm 27. but it's not set in stone. i definetly want to wait at least 4-5 years before we even consider another. i think all you mama's with many kids are great and amazing and my hero!
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We always wanted 3. Number 3 has decided to join us so we will be finished after this one. I'll be 37 and I feel like we will have a complete family.

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however many God wants us to have. We're open.
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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
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Well, we always said 2 was it but this babe has changed our minds. So 3 will be it. For sure.

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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).
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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!

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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.
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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!
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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!

DH and I - totally winging life with our four children, DS1 (6.5yrs), DS2 (5yrs), DD (3yrs) and DS3 (1)!

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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?
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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.
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