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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 04:10 AM   41
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I was mid-twenties when I had DS but early-twenties makes sense to me, a woman fertility decreases after the age of 24 and a baby/toddler is so tiring that youth can really help I think. After having 2 MMC's in my early-twenties it made me think I had to get going and try sooner rather than later and after a rough pregnancy it makes me think that I would not try for number 2 after 30 when other problems are more likely too. But I think it is when you are in the right place more than anything and I think I am lucky to have met DH when I was 20.



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 11:12 AM   42
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Likewise, many of us couldn't imagine having children in our early 20s.
Agreed. The last thing I would have wanted was to be pregnant or have a kid before I was at least 32.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 15:43 PM   43
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I fell pregnant unplanned at 18. Had my son at 19. We are TTC in June, and i will be 20. We would like 3 or 4 children.



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 17:30 PM   44
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eeeeek....... i'm positively ancient compared you gals...... i'm 36 next month... hoping to ttc no. 2 (but first with hubbie) in May/June - am bit anxious as my son is almost 8 so would be at least 8yr age gap... x



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 17:56 PM   45
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Cool thread

I'm 23 right now, but we'll be ttc when I ovulate a few days before my 24th birthday. Me and OH say 4 children is our limit and I think with the first two, if all went perfectly to plan, I'd like a two year age gap (the same time between my brother and I, and I have such great memories of us as kids) and maybe wait a while for the next one

As I say though, that's if everything goes without a major hitch.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 18:22 PM   46
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I was 19 when we started ttc but because of the depo injection messing me up it took 7months to fall pregnant and i was 21 when i had Harrison. I want about a two year ish age gap so hopefully will be ttc this year at some point x
Eta: i want lots of children hehe



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 16:40 PM   47
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im 26 now, i was 20 having my first, myself and my husband always wanted a large family, we are wtt for no. 5 after my d&c.



 
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I had my first when I was 17 and I hope to TTC within the next few years x



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 16:46 PM   49
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oh and i want to have my last 2 before i hit 30



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2011, 07:41 AM   50
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Wow. I feel really freaking old compared to alot of you girls! I'm like a dinosaur to y'all!!
If you're a dinasaur, what does that make me?

I'm 38!!!!! OMG!! But I FEEL (and I look) like I'm in my 20's still! I remember planning the Millennium NYE with my friends back when we were 20 thinking we'd be 27/28 and would probably need babysitters etc etc because I was SURE I'd be married with kids by then. WRONG! LOL

I always wanted 3 or 4 kids. Now, with my "mature maternal age" and doing this all on my own, I will settle for just one thankyouverymuch. I'm terrified of doing this IUI with drugs because I don't want multiples. I don't know what I would do if I had to take care of more than one baby all by myself.

The only way I will have a second child after this one will be if I find Mr.Right soon enough and I get pregnant before menopause hits. Mind you, my charts right now are a thing of beauty and my body feels great so who knows... maybe I do have a few years of good eggs left. Only God knows.

But for now, my goal is to be pregnant before (or about) my 39th birthday and give birth before I'm 40. Then I will buy a house for myself within 2 years of that.



 
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