(Closed) First baby in the early 30s

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m due with my first baby in June. I am 31. In my friends circle it’s pretty normal. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m 32 and my first baby is due in June. This is pretty typical here in NYC, in fact, by city standards I am a young mother to be.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I am due with baby #1 in May and I am 33. I would not change a thing about the timing.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it all depends on how many kids you want altogether and how many years you want in between each child. some people have their kids very close together so they can start “late” but still be done having kids before someone who started earlier.

My mom had her first baby at 31 and a lot of women these days wait until their 30s to start having babies But personally I think the ideal age to start having kids is when you are in you’re in your mid to late 20s. (25-29)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a professional whose friends all went to grad school, so most women I know plan to wait til their 30s. I think I want to start just before that. As others have said, it depends how many kids you want total and how close together. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We want two babies and are planning on being pregnant at 30, starting TTC at 29.  I think these days it’s perfectly acceptable and normal in bigger cities.

My mom had me at 25 but I just can’t even imagine having a baby 2 years from now (or less).

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@bells: Why do you feel that way (and what part of the country are you from if you don’t mind?)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I honestly can’t imagine what my life would have been like if I got pregnant at 25. So many parties, so much champagne, so little time. Ack.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I’m turning 30 in January and don’t have any children… so unless I have some kind of Christmas miracle, my first baby will be in my 30’s!

Hopefully around 33-36ish … but who knows. I also don’t think I would mind only having 1.

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it’s pretty common these days.

I knew I wanted babies younger simply because I want to be done by my mid 30’s and I don’t want babies back to back. lol. Also b/c my parents and grandparents are still young enough to have them over… DS goes to my grandma’s 1x a week and see’s my parents quite often too.

Having kids is definitely something that you have to plan to work for you, your career/educational/life goals, and just when you’re ready…. whenever that may be. =)

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@plantains: Haha! Babies and champagne don’t go well together. 

I’ll be almost 29 by the time we’re married and unless we have an accident we don’t plan on having chilren until I’m 30. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well I’m not planning on trying until I’m 30. Ideally I’ll have kids at 31 and 33/34. I find that people tend to wait longer to get married/have children in the northeast. There are tons of girls from my hs class with kids but they’re all still in Florida.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@plantains: Agreed! At 33 I still feel like “how could I possibly be old enough to have a baby?”. No way would I have been prepared in my 20s. I actually think getting married in your mid-20s is too young. Just my personal opinion.

And we plan to have 3 kids. (Maybe 2, I guess we’ll see how #1 goes 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bells: My mind set is the same as you age wise, for myself I mean. I see nothing wrong with being in your 30’s.. I just always pictured myself being pg already right now actually (25) so TTC in a year or so is about as long as we’d like to wait.

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