Post # 32
I don’t want kids, but if I ended up pregnant I would want a boy. I know how I was as a young girl and I do not want to have to put up with a mini me! But then I would want another kid because I know how it was as an only child and how I would always try to get my parents to play with me and they would be tired/busy. So if it happens, then 2.
Post # 33
We want two. Preferable a boy and a girl (especially the latter since the last female McK was born almost 75 years ago), but will be thrilled with whatever we get. Darling Husband is planning on getting snipped after the second.
Post # 34
We want either 2 or 3.. We haven’t decided yet. We may get to two and decide that is enough.. Either way as long as they are healthy 🙂
Post # 35
I want 3, Fiance wants 1 so we’ve settled on 2 lol
Post # 36
Realistically, we should only have one (that’s the most we’ll probably be able to afford). Ideally, we’d have 3 or 4. I’d want all boys, but I guess a girl wouldn’t be too bad as long as she wasn’t the oldest. If we only had one, I’d definitely want a boy.
Post # 37
I want two girls. Darling Husband has a son who’s 4-1/2 and between him and my nephews I’ve had too much of a taste of the mayhem of young boys! LOL! Bring on the girls and the craft time I say!!! Darling Husband wants more boys, but if he had girls he would totally be wrapped around their fingers I can tell. We actually have a joking little tally about boys vs girls, so if we’re out somewhere and see a kid doing something insanely cute, it’s one point for that sex, or insanely awful, it’s one point for the opposite sex 😉
Post # 38
Only one. Considering I’ll be a working mom and we have no parents to help, one is all we can handle. Besides I’m already 35, I barely have energy to chase after one kid.
Post # 39
I want 2. He wants 3. I told him “2 and then we’ll talk”. Frankly, the longer he waits to propose, the less time I have to have kids.
Post # 40
I want 4, he wants 2! I am 27, so I feel like 4 won’t happen! 🙁 Unless I just start popping out babies! No JOKE though I would love MULTIPLES! I’m ok with Twins or Trips! I know though that I don’t want just 2! And we have had the discussion that we are going to wait a little longer as he is still committed to the Military and we don’t want to raise kids while he is still in, I don’t think its fair to your children and I could never put my kids through a deployment, its hard enough on me. 🙁
Post # 41
We have discussed between 3 and 4. I was 1 of 3 and thought that was a nice number but I had a sister and love my sister to death now. I would want our boy(s) to have a brother so 4 with 2 and 2 would be ideal.
Post # 42
A child born in 2009 will cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars, or about $222,360, to raise to maturity, up a little less than 1% from 2008.
Annual child-rearing expenses for the average middle-income, two-parent family range from $11,650 to $13,530, depending on the age of the child, the department says.
lol So each child makes a difference.
Post # 43
Darling Husband wants 2-3 and I’d like 3-4 (so I voted 3). We both would really like to have at least one of each gender. Raising a boy and raising a girl would be so different and we’d really like to experience the joys and challenges of both.
Post # 44
I want three (in theory) we’ll see how I feel after I have to give birth. Two boys and one girl. Our friends are currently paying 17k a year for daycare so that could influence our decision as well. I absolutely want more than one kid, I know too many adults with “only child syndrome” my Fiance included.
Post # 45
Fiance wants 2, boy/girl, or two boys.
I want at least 3, girl girl boy (in that order – and because I said that, I’m gonna wind up with something completely different), but I’m also liking the idea of having five, and then I’m not so fussy about gender (except I do want some girls, if I ended up with five boys I think I’d go for six as a last attempt!)
I want a really big family with lots of siblings. I’m one of 3 in my own family & I kind of wish I had more siblings. I know it’s considered “idiotic” and “crazy” to have so many kids, but I really don’t care! If we can afford them then I see no reason not to have them.
And it’s gonna be quite awhile until we’re ready financially & emotionally for kids. We both want our children to have a comfortable middle class upbringing with vacations and organized sports and RESPs. Add to that I have to finish school first (I’m in year 1 of 3 or 4, haven’t decided yet) and have a bit of a career (I’m thinking perhaps 2 years) before starting to try. I’m 23 so I have plenty of time left; Fiance is going to be a 40 year old dad, unfortunately. Oh well, he knew that when he decided to fall in love & build a life with me!
Post # 46
I would love to have 2 kids and adopt 2 (Assuming we are financially able to do so).