How many children would you like to have?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
How many children would you like to have?
4
Fri, 12-27-2013 - 10:00am

Do you have an ideal number in mind?  Is your partner on the same page?

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Registered: 06-12-2012
Sat, 12-28-2013 - 11:07am
I am looking to have one more. It would make my 2nd and my SO 7th. I was the one against having one. My son is 10 and I was planning on getting a tubal done. He thought I should wait....then we decided for me to come off BC and see where the cards fall. The next will be my last as I don't want to spend my life raising kids.
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 12-30-2013 - 9:24am
That would be a tough decision, but at least your son is a lot more independent and will be more helpful with the baby if you do have one. Does he know that you are going to try?

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Registered: 06-06-2013
Wed, 01-01-2014 - 6:20pm
If I am successful in conceiving, this would be #7... and that would be the caboose for us :)
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Registered: 08-26-2014
Tue, 08-26-2014 - 5:37pm

This is my first week of TTC. I would like to have three, four at the maximum. My husband is firmly of the 2-3 children opinion. We chalk the difference up to our backgrounds: I'm the oldest of four and he is the oldest of two. I told him last night we HAVE to have more than one or we'll have a household of three firstborns. His reply was that at least we'd be orderly!

Realistically, we'll probably end up with 1-3 because I am 32, he is 40, and neither of us know how fertile we may be and for how long.