How old were you when you had your first baby?

posted 2 weeks ago in Babies
  • poll: What was your age with your first?

    Under 18

    19-23

    24-29

    30-35

    36-40

    41+

  • Post # 46
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    Newbee

    I had my first when I was 19! Glad I was a younger mum, I had more energy back then 😄

    Post # 47
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    @jq2020:  I was 27 and my husband was 30. (We were actually in the hospital having the baby on my husband’s birthday).

    We were only married 3 months when we became pregnant. My pregnancy was rough with a capital R so I wish I would have waited because of that. 

    Having a more solid foundation within our marriage would have been preferable. But, baby is now almost 2 and we’re loving every minute of it.

    Post # 48
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    228 posts
    Helper bee

    Exactly 23.5 when my son was born, my husband was 27. 

    He wasn’t planned, I was in between switching contraception and ovulated super early in my cycle and boom! Pregnant. 

    I can’t imagine what life would be like without him now. 

    Originally my husband and I planned on waiting 5-6 years as we got married young and had a bunch of plans to travel etc (not that we can’t do that now with a kid, post Covid19). 

    Having him has changed our plans and we now want to TTC for no.2 after he turns 2. 

    My mom was 37 when she had my brother, her first baby, but she had previously had a miscarriage at 29. I was born when she was 42. My dad had other kids before marrying my mom. 

    My husband’s parents were both 31 when he was born, he was their first child. 

    Post # 49
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    Helper bee

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    @jq2020:  I’m 30. Currently pregnant. It just worked out that way. Started dating hubby at 23. Got engaged at 27, married at 28. We started trying while buying our first home and here I am 30 with baby #1 on the way. There is no “perfect” time to have kids. Even though we did line up our ducks somewhat, this whole COVID situation has been an experience. I knew that after 35 things may complicate so we started going for it a few months before my 30th birthday. My mother started having babies mid-twenties which back then was thought to be late. My cousins all started younger than that, around 21 or 22. I am the “old” mom in the family. But I’m also the only one who completed college, has a career and owns a home… So I was busy while they were starting a family… And also, I had a wonderful decade of childfree bliss during my twenties. Travel, career building, carefree weekends on the town… No regrets 😉 Do whatever is good for you. Everyone has their own path and should live free from regrets.

     

    Post # 50
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    488 posts
    Helper bee

    i’ll be 34 when my baby is born this summer.  i didn’t get married until i was 31.  i probably was ready maybe a year or so ago, but my husband’s career is super demanding and we wanted to wait to have a baby until he would be around more.

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

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    @krm1984:  we are almost relationship twins! I was in a dead end marriage 23-30 and met my now husband at 32 and marriaged at 35. Now pregnant at 36!  

    Post # 52
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    10352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    29.

    Wanted to be married, established and own a home. 

    Post # 53
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    4076 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    @jq2020:  I felt the same way when I was your age, and D.H. and I are just now planning to TTC (we are 31).  You don’t have to decide yet 🙂  None of my friends have children yet where I live – most first time moms are mid 30s in my city. 

    Post # 54
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2020

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    @littlebuzz:  same!!! 32 when I had my first and 34 when I had my second. I’m so so happy that I enjoyed my 20’s and some of my early 30’s going out, traveling, sleeping lol!! Wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Also, hubby and I have been together since we were 28, so we were able to spend some time enjoying each other and our home without babies. 

    Post # 55
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    Newbee

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    I am 29, and currently pregnant with my first. I will deliver at age 29 as well.

     

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