Post # 1
I was curious to see others opinions. So there is a trend i notice, after people get married…within the first year of marriage or so the couple has already gotten pregnant or is trying! I dont know about you but I want to enjoy some marriage time with JUST my husband…no baby. whats the rush? Why not wait a couple of years? My husband and I want to wait at least another 3-5 years before we have children.
Just curious 😉
PS– If your one of those couples that DO choose to have children right away I am in NO way bashing that! Just curious about your decision making 🙂
Post # 3
If we decide to have kids probably within the first 2 years.
Post # 4
stephinPA- what i am interested in is why you chose to have children in that time frame?
Post # 5
I won’t be (intentionally) having children for at least 4 years
Post # 6
When Mr. Honeybun and I get married, we will have been together for almost 7 years, living together for 5 of them. We will be 29 and 30, and have had plenty of time to spend together alone already. I had always thought I would be DONE having kids by the time I was 29, not just starting. So we definitely won’t be waiting much longer than a year or so after getting married.
Post # 7
were thinking of getting married in the next three years but wouldnt want kids for like 5 years after that. were a young couple and dont feel ready for kids yet.
Post # 8
We will wait a few years before we start. I want to have time for “just us” before we start having kids… Besides, it would be nice for me to have my license and (maybe) my own practice before the kids come bc then I will have more flexibility with my schedule.
Post # 9
We plan to wait at least a year or two.
Post # 10
My husband and I have been married for a little over 2 years, and we’ll probably start trying within the next year or two. For us, it’s mainly that we’re getting older (he’s 30 and I’ll be 30 in September), and we both would like 3 kids if we’re so blessed to have that many. I’m a little afraid of how long it will take us to get pregnant. My mom had issues, and though so far, there are no apparent signs that we will have issues, I still get a little worried about that. We did want to enjoy ourselves for a bit, plus, my husband will finally be finished with school in March. We just bought a great big house, and we’re ready to fill it soon!
Post # 11
If we have kids, we are going to wait 5 years at least. We aren’t ready for them right now for sure and I want us to both be settled in our careers.
Post # 12
We’ve been married a year and we’ll probably start trying when we’ve been married 2-3 years. For us it’s just biology. I’d like more time to be carefree, but the fact is that a woman’s fertility starts declining at 27, and the risk of birth defects increases as the woman (and man) age. So we’d like to get going and be done by the time I’m in my early 30s.
Post # 13
My husband and I have always wanted to wait a while before we grow our family. We want to be able to travel and enjoy each other for a few years. There is no rush for us, however, most of our couple friends are starting to get pregnant so the pressure is on. But we are going to try to hold out a little while longer.
Post # 14
we have been married 10 mos and just started trying….I’m 30 and he’s about to turn 32…we both have at least a bachelors and make good $ and have a nice house…we feel ready and don’t want to wait mostly due to our age, but we feel it is right…Not that I wouldn’t want to travel more, but I have traveled and I’ve accomplished a ton before getting married, so I’m at peace w/ the chance of becoming pregnant by our 1 yr anniv. So, why not? ; )
Post # 15
We’re waiting at least a year, but probably not much more. Our only reason for not waiting more than a year or so is my FH’s age (he’s 44 now). If he was younger, we would definately wait a few years.
Two ends of the spectrum – my parents were married for 10 years before I (the oldest) was born, because they wanted time with just the two of them to travel and do things as a married couple. A year turned into 2, turned into 5…until 10 years later they finally decided to think about having a baby.
Other end of the spectrum – my bff got pregnant the WEEK after she got married! Can’t really say they “tried” for a baby, as it didn’t take much trying at all! 🙂
Post # 15
@Osakagrl – We’re both older. So if we’re going to start a family I’d prefer it to be sooner than later. I’ll be 38 when married next year so I’m also concerned with any issues I might run into being a little older.