(Closed) Even or odd?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I didn’t like being the middle child (of 3). I’d prefer 2 or 4, but if I had, like, 3 boys in a row, I’m pretty sure I’d just cut my losses and stop there 😉

Not that I don’t want boys–my first is a boy and I adore him, just, whoa!


Post # 4
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We prefer 1 but no more than two because we wouldn’t want to be out-numbered.  Plus, when you have two, you can divide and conquer.  When there are 3+, it’s easier for a child to slip through the cracks and miss out.

Post # 5
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think youll find good and bad stories about being child #1, 2, 3 etc… I think you just need to decide how many kids you want, can afford etc. 

The order of children can be varied a lot by the order of sex. Is the middle child the only girl or one of 3 girls. Is the youngest of 4 a 1 of 3 girls or the only boy?

For us we want no more than 2, but may stop at one.

Post # 7
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@beachbride1216:  +1

We want two – there are only two of us, each of us only has two hands, and more just sounds entirely overwhelming to me.  We’d love one of each, but no matter if we have two boys or two girls, will still call it when we reach a family of four Smile

Post # 8
2543 posts
Sugar bee

We’d like 2

Post # 9
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Two is our max. Ideally one boy and one girl but we both agree that there will be no #3 if we get two boys or two girls. My body is questionable for one pregnancy, two is pushing it. Three is just not happening. 

Post # 10
4794 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I’m one of three and I don’t like it. As someone else said, one of us would usually fall through the cracks. If my brother had Scouts and my sister had something and I was too little to stay at home, I got dragged to one of the two events and couldn’t do anything that day. 

Also, when we were little, the three of us never liked the same things. I could get along with my brother OR sister, but not both at the same time. Someone (mostly me, since my sister was a tomboy and I definitely wasn’t) usually ended up playing by themselves. 

FH and I have already decided we want two. 

Post # 11
2343 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Well have 2 unless we get 2 of the same sex then well have a 3rd aNd hope it’s the opposite sex 🙂 unless we have 2 boys haha not worth the risk of having 3 boys…. That would be intense!! 

Post # 12
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We haven’t really discussed it in detail. We want at least 2. Will most likely have 3, but open to the possibility of 4. For us, it’s more a matter of my age. I’ll be almost 36 when our first is born and we don’t want to rush into having our second right away. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Post # 13
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

im the youngest of 5. I have 3 older sisters and an older brother. My brother and I are twins. And I hated it. 

My two oldest sisters are much older then me, so they weren’t really apart of my growing up as much (there’s 18 years between me and my oldest sister, 16 between the next). But with us three younger kids it sucked being me. My sister hated my brother, so I was always put in the middle to deal with them. It was either “The Girls” or “The Twins”, when it came to rooms, toys, things to do, and I always lost out.

 either be having 2 or 4, unless we have twins the second pregnancy (which is what happened to my mom, and why I’m the youngest. She was done after twins haha). I’d rather not have an odd number.

Post # 14
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was 1 of 4 but the youngest is a boy. So the boy was left out but so was the middle sister…

Post # 15
1431 posts
Bumble bee

All I know it that I don’t want 1. Atleast 2-possibly 3. I have ever only known 1 person who had true “middle child syndrom” everyone else I know from families of 3 siblings never had issues. I think it all comes down to what you want/can afford.

Post # 16
696 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We are just hoping for one. We would really make sure that our child learns proper values, is sociaised from an early age and isn’t spoiled…maybe we will love it so much a second might be though of, (more than two…not  happening!!)  but for the moment a family of three sounds pefect to me!

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