(Closed) How many kids??

posted 4 years ago in Family
  • poll: How many children would you like to have?
    None : (16 votes)
    13 %
    1 : (15 votes)
    12 %
    2 : (39 votes)
    32 %
    3 : (34 votes)
    28 %
    4 : (14 votes)
    12 %
    5 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    6 : (0 votes)
    7 : (0 votes)
    More than 7 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    611 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    MrsHotPink:  I always thought I wanted 2 children, 1 boy and 1 girl. Now that I’ve been a live-in nanny for a few years, I’m like maybe we’ll just have one child and that’ll be all.

    Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Lombardi\'s On The Bay

    MrsHotPink:  I want 4. My fiancé wants 5. I come from a large Irish family and 3-5 children is the norm with us. I have always loved babies and I think growing up with a few siblings is a ball. I also like the way that the older kids of large families tend to help out a lot with taking care of the young ones. 

    Post # 4
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    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We want 4! Darling Husband is one of 4 and I’m one of 3! I couldn’t imagine going through the baby phase only once or twice! We don’t have kids yet, will be TTC in just a couple weeks; however, I adore the newborn/infant stage just from being around my niece! Everything about pregnancy/childbirth/parenting fascinates me!

    Post # 5
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My Fi wants two but i want three. We are going to work on the first one and just see what happens from there. 

    I want three because later on if two are fighting theres one to mediate. He wants two because he was an only child and it can be lonely. 

    Post # 6
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    2122 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    We want four. I’m one of five, he’s an only child. I’m very close to my siblings and love that there are so many of us, so I want that for my own kids. He wishes he’d grown up with siblings. We want to start trying in a year. We’re both in our thirties so could take a little longer. It’ll be interesting to see if we change our mind and want to stop at one or two.

    Post # 7
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    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was an only child, and I always thought I wanted 3, 2 boys and a girl.  DH only wants 2.  He is the oldest of 3, and swears there’s a such thing as “middle child syndrome” and that’s his argument against having 3.  

    So, ideally we’d like to have 2…1 boy and 1 girl.  

    Post # 8
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    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    MissCountryGirl727:  there definitely is such thing! I’m the middle of 3 and that’s exactly why we are planning on 4!

    Post # 9
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    3470 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Before we met, Darling Husband never saw himself having children, and I’ve always wanted 3, so our compromise is 2 successful pregnancies – so now I just have to hope for twins! 

    We are pregnant with our first, a boy, Xander – due in January. 

    I always wanted 2 boys and a girl, so now I’m not only hoping for twins, but one boy and a girl! We do have better odds than most though since we use fertility treatments, so we have about a 10% chance of twins. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    EDIT: We also both agree that only-children miss out on an important part of growing up and would rather have more than one, hence the 2 pregnancies. 

    Post # 10
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    3470 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    MissCountryGirl727:  I am 1 of 4 and both my older brother (the other middle) and I ended up with middle child syndrome to some degree.  

    Singletons and middle children get the worst of the psychological effects in my opinions, although oldest and youngest children get their own bits of “crazy” too.  Really, no one survives childhood unscathed! 

    Post # 11
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    283 posts
    Helper bee

    We plan to have two but are open to the idea of three. I grew up with one brother (I have a half brother who didn’t come into our lives until we were all adults) and my fiancé has three older sisters. Four kids feels like too many me, especially given my age! I’ll be 32 this year and that seems like too much child rearing for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 12
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    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    mrsdfarrar6714:  lol…Darling Husband has 2 younger sisters, and he says that his middle sister was pretty much crazy growing up, always doing crazy things for attention, acting out, etc…I can see it being real.  Their parents also split when they were all young, and it was pretty nasty, so I think that played into it more than anything. 

    Post # 13
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

    None for us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Fiance and I already have 1 together, a 2.5 year old girl. I’m in nursing school, but once I graduate I’d like 1-2 more. I’ll just turn 31 when I graduate, and want to work for a while to get insurance established. But I’d like to bang out two more after that. I have 5 younger half brothers/sisters. Fiance is an only child. I always wished I had someone to play with more often. 

    I think having only one child puts too much pressure on that child to be perfect. I think 2 or 4 is ideal, but I’ll try 3. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We have two girls and I am pregnant with our third baby. I kinda hope this one will be a girl also. I already have tons of girl stuff and it would just be easier.

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