Post # 1
So my DH and I have been going back and forth (fighting…MUST GET OFF THIS SHIP…..) about TTC.
He of course thinks he has SUPER sperm that will knock me up the second we try.
I am the worrier. The thing is, that we both came into this marriage wanting a big family. We originally both wanted 4 but realistically we have said 3 would be fine… 2 a must.
But we arent going to even start to TTC until I am 33.
I know Celebrities do it all the time. But any one else out there have a larger family starting so late in life?
Part of me thinks we should start today even though he isnt citizen yet and we dont own a home etc.
Post # 3
@nonapkns: sure do:)
Everyone seems to be having children later. At the moment I know 4 girls over 35 pregnant all with their second or third baby. Only one of these women used clomid to help them ovulate.
Post # 4
Well they say you should wait at least 2 yrs between pregnancys, add in about a year for actually being pregnant and you are at 9 already. If it were me, I’d start today. You could always remind DH if you are having kids at 40 you won’t be free of them or their college bills until retirement age. 😉
And about the home thing, babies don’t know where they are or care their first few years. Not a big deal.
Post # 5
My mom! She had me (her first) at 33, my brother at 38, and my sister at 42. She said it took her 1 month to get pregnant with me and only 6 to get pregnant with my sister at 42.
Post # 6
Yes, but they had them close together. 3 kids in something like 49 months? It seemed a little crazy to me, but at least it was all over and done with.
Post # 7
Okay… so it happens. I know that means absolutley nothing to me personally, but it makes me feel better.
Not even sure what Clomis is… researching it now. I have also decided to start charting and getting my body in shape starting in June.
Trust me I am trying…. right now he has agreed to a jan start date but that seems forever away!
Post # 8
My momma! She had me at 25 and my 3rd little brother at 38!!!
Post # 9
My mom! She had my twin bro and me (no fertility drugs but they were about to go that route) at 35 and my younger bro at 37.
Post # 10
I’m hoping to be one of these women. I want 2-4 kids and I am getting married this fall. I will be 32 when we marry and we are planning to start TTC as soon as we are married.
Post # 11
Yes, I know some families like this.
Post # 12
@nonapkns: My mom had kids at 27, 30, 32, 35. So 3 kids passed 30 but she had her first at 27, does that count?
Post # 13
Do you mean starting in their 30s? Because my grandmother had 7 kids, 3 of which were after 30, but she started a 18. She had them at: 18, 20, 24, 26, 32, 37, and 40.
Post # 14
@nonapkns: Yes, my sister. Had 3 kids at between 31 and 35. And I can think of a couple of friends with more than 3 kids who I’m pretty sure had their last 3 after 30.
Post # 15
Yippee! another bride like me. I was lurking on the TTC and wating boards but most girls are in the early to mid 20’s….. it was starting to freak me out!
I dont know if it “counts” if you start earlier. Is their any statistics that say if you had kids in your 20’s it will e easier to concieve in your 30’s.
Post # 16
I think the big difference is the quantity & quality of eggs. I don’t think that changes if you had children starting earlier.