How old did you have your first child

posted 10 months ago in Babies
  • poll: How old were you when you had your first child
    15-19 : (13 votes)
    9 %
    20-24 : (20 votes)
    13 %
    25-29 : (42 votes)
    28 %
    30-34 : (56 votes)
    38 %
    35-39 : (16 votes)
    11 %
    Over 40 : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I was 22 when I had my son. He was a surprise. I just got married and I’m 26 and my husband and I are TTC’ing. Obviously I love my son to death but it would have been way more ideal for me to start having kids around the age I am now vs. 4 years ago. 

    Post # 3
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I had my first at 32. That wasn’t what we planned. We started trying at 29 but it took us 2.5 years to get pregnant 

    Post # 4
    9672 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    Married at 28, first baby at the end of 29 (a few days before husbands 30th, one month before my 30th) so even though I technically fall in the 25-29 option it was more like 30.

    Post # 5
    7733 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had my first child at 26. 

    Post # 6
    210 posts
    Helper bee

    we started trying when I was 28 but it took a bit so I actually turn 30 in a few days and am due in about a month with our first. 🙂

    Post # 7
    6319 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I was married at 27 and had our first child just before 30, so while I was technically 29, it was much like slomotion, and was more like 30.

    Post # 8
    5209 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I was pregnant at 29 but had her after my 30th birthday

    Post # 9
    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    Married at 22 and got pregnant on accident 2 months later. So I was 23 when I had her. If I could do it over we would’ve waited longer to enjoy time just the 2 of us being married, but now I’m 35 and I’ll be 41 when she graduates so plenty of time to enjoy being empty nesters! 😂 My husband is also 6 years older than me so his timeline was a bit different. He’s 41 now and we can’t imagine starting over and going to our youngest kid’s graduation at 60 😳 Everyone is different though, that’s just us! 

    Post # 10
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee

    34. If we have another I’ll be at least 37.

    Post # 11
    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Got married at 33, had my son at 34 and due to have my second son at 37.  It took us nearly a year to conceive our second, whereas it was only a few months with my first.

    I was soooo nervous with my first!  Everyone else was so happy when we announced and I was still uncertain because I knew my life was about to change drastically.  It was a rough go for 6 months with an extreme case (unusually long) of colic and adjusting to life, but we settled into a groove after about a year or so.  It’s not an easy job but it’s extremely rewarding, so for me – totally worth it!

    Post # 12
    4127 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Married at 38. First kiddo at 39, second at 41

    Post # 13
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Married at 26, first born at 27, second will be born when I’m 31. Wouldn’t do it any other way. We bought our first house before getting married, so we were settled into the house and into our jobs and had done a little bit of traveling. I’ll be in my 40s when they graduate high school and they’ll be long done college when I want to retire 🙂 

    Post # 14
    195 posts
    Blushing bee

    I was 30….but could have easily been 35 and happy with that. 

    ….I however am not married (waiting…but not with my child’s father) ….so that makes it different. 

    Growing up….always said if I had kids I wouldn’t wanna do it past 25 but I had so much fun living life, touring, traveling, having wild careers with various start ups….I have zero regret being older. 

    Best of luck on your parental journey! It is amazing and hella hard, but always worth it. 

    Post # 15
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    I’m definitely the minority. I had my first when I was 16, second when I was 18, and my youngest when I was 19. I was a baby having babies. Not the ideal situation. My parents were older when they adopted me, 42 & 60. My mother suffered a major stroke when my youngest was 6 months old. She had no idea who I was, my children, her own husband. She passed a few years later. My dad was diagnosed with cancer at 80 and died when he was 83. If I hadn’t been such a “bad kid” my parents would have never experienced grand kids. My kids are 30, 28, & 27 now and are wonderful productive adults. I was NOT going to let them repeat my bad behaviors. None have kids of their own…yet. I’m 46 and I honestly can’t wait until they are ready to have a family. I’m so proud of them. Raising them wasn’t easy, I did it mostly on my own while caring for my parents, their dad was never around, but I did it! They were wonderful children, respectful, kind, caring. I don’t know how I got so lucky. 

    And because I’m just so proud to be their mom, here is a picture of us on my wedding day last year. All 3 of them “gave me away’. 


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