How many kids do you want?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: How many kids are you planning?
    1 : (35 votes)
    8 %
    2 : (180 votes)
    41 %
    3 : (119 votes)
    27 %
    4 : (40 votes)
    9 %
    5 : (13 votes)
    3 %
    6 : (2 votes)
    0 %
    7+ : (4 votes)
    1 %
    None : (49 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @beeks:  I want 4 (my husband knows this) and he wants 1 max 2! We are TTC so a lot will come down to how long it takes us and how we manage with the (hopefully) first one! 
    My Darling Husband was an only child and so for his having one is fine and normal. I come from a big family and really really want more than one. (Hope i dont soun greedy!).

    At the moment its all just wishes and we both know that all these desires could fully change once we get further down the TTC/babie phase in our life!

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    9659 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    we both want two, a boy and a girl πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve always said I wanted either 3 or 5 (I have a thing for uneven numbers). Darling Husband wants 2. I’m pregnant with our first and while I will go through this again, if it’s anything like this pregnancy I’ll probably be happy with 2. Probably.

    Post # 7
    Member
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We would like 2 or 3 children.

    If we get one of each we will stop at 2 but if we get 2 girls or 2 boys we will try for a 3rd.  

    It honestly would not matter if we got 3 the same, but we would give it a go πŸ™‚  I am one of 3 girls and absolutely love it, I am very close to both sisters πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    Member
    3174 posts
    Sugar bee

    2 or 3 πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    Member
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I want three or more, my partner wants no more than three. So three it is! I come from a big family, so I can’t fathom having two kids or less, and my partner comes from a family where his parents (and all his uncles) only had two kids, so he gets freaked out at the idea of heaps of children.

    Post # 10
    Member
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We decided on four. We didn’t want a middle child, and we want them to always have playmates at hand.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We both want 2-3 kids. We have a daughter already and plan on TTC after the wedding.

    Post # 12
    Member
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If we lived in America, I think I would try for 4. But here in NL, and especially the area we live (and want to stay) doesn’t really have many affordable housing options for families of that size (unless you do room-sharing, which I guess is always an option, but not something I would want for our kids). We already have one, and will probably have 2 more. We both come from 3-children families, so it feels really right for us. If we get twins on the 3rd try, I guess we won’t have much of a choice anyway… haha.

    Post # 13
    Member
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We have decided to not have children. If we do, we’ll adopt once our lives are more house bound. We travel alot for work and having kids in our youth doesn’t fit our lifestyles. Plus, we are both the youngest and have neieces and nephews age 12- 10 months, so there is never a shortage of child rearing we can lend a hand with. We have taken all the kids on vacation every summer and winter break since being a couple. And though we would love kids, it sure is nice giving my and his siblings a break once in a while.

    Post # 14
    Member
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We’re both from 2-child families, but I have a big extended family so I like the feeling of a bigger family. My partner is keen on 2 but could be persuaded to 3. I’d definitely like 2 and would consider another depending on finances and how we feel at that point. I answered the poll with 2.

    Post # 15
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Up until recently I wanted 0 but I’ve come around to the idea of having 1. That’s it, though. I’m an only child and I always enjoyed it. Darling Husband, on the other hand, wants 2. He has a brother and liked growing up with a sibling. When he grows a uterus and vagina we can discuss numero dos but until then, we’re one and done. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Two or three – probably just two though

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