(Closed) Am I strange?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your normal! People TTC based on a host of factors and some people simply don’t care about fretting over preparations or maturity.  For each argument their are valuable points-its really just a personal choice.

How old are you now? Perhaps in a year or two you will feel differently 😉

I haven’t had a child yet but I too was interesting in waiting till at-least 30. My mood about it changes daily 🙂

Post # 5
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope, you’re not strange.  The 30’s board has lots of info/threads about age/TTC : )  Make sure you check those out, too.  I’ll be in that group as well.

Post # 6
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1775 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

No, you’re not strange.  I just posted something similar, feeling like all these people who are younger, married less time keep announcing they are pregnant.  

Post # 7
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think the majority of women are in their 30s now arnt they? 

All my friends who are TTC/ just had their first are in their 30s. 

Whilst I am not intending to have children, if the urge overwhelms me I wouldn’t have one until I was around 31 32. 

My good friend turned 40 just after her first. Bouncing healthy baby girl.

So no, your not strange lol

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I read a study that said most women these days start thinking about children after they establish themselves in their career and get married. The average age for all of it is 32. And that’s not when they start popping out kids – that’s when they start thinking about it / TTC. 

Post # 9
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1775 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@firsttimemom: What study?  I would like to read it.

Post # 10
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Nope you’re not strange.  I’m 27 now but have no intention of even discussing TTC for another 3 or so years, putting me in that 30s braket.  Although we’re both financially and emotionally ready now, we’re just realy enjoying our lives and aren’t ready to give up some of that freedom just quite yet.

Post # 11
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your not strange at all!! I was about to write a post- dont know which category to put it in- about not wanting children at all or to have them later in life, I feel like some women are frowned upon on not wanting children, I dont understand why?! My friend gives me grief about why I dont want kids and if I dont feel the “urge” to have kids by the time my hubby and I are in our 30’s we will not have kids at all. I know right now I am not mentally/financially ready to have kids, and we are to selfish to have kids- we love our free time, going out when we want with out worrying about the kids, and no additional stress kids bring. So I give you a huge thumbs up on waiting, some women out there have kids when they should really wait!!

Post # 12
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not at all. I was 29 going on 30 when we started TTC and now 31 1/2. I NEVER wanted to be a young mother, and now that we will be adopting we are waiting longer. I have no issues waiting a year, 2 or even longer now bc there’s no pressure. I’m loving life and enjoying what I do have!

Post # 13
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6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well let’s see I am 37 and pregnant with my first child.  Am 24 weeks along and everything is going awesome so far

Post # 14
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m recently 30, and most of my friends are all starting TTC and having babies now.  I think it is the norm.  Well into 30s maybe not so much?

Post # 15
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it depends on where you live and who your friends are.  I recently turned 30, and we just started TTC.  If I get pregnant soon, I will be one of the first from my group of friends to have a baby.  (One other friend had her first baby a year ago.)  Darling Husband is in his mid-30s, and most of his friends waited until mid-late 30s to have kids.  You are certainly not alone.  I often get the sense that the group on weddingbee is mostly a somewhat younger crowd…

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