(Closed) what are your ideal baby making ages?

posted 12 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would like to wait two years after the wedding…which would put me at 31 or 32.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I’d like to be done by 32. I had my son at 27 which for me was perfect (besides the fact that we are not married yet). It all depends on the person. My aunt had babies at age 18 and age 40 something!

Post # 19
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Honey bee

I’ve always said 30s, Fiance doesn’t want to wait that long, he wants be be a young dad. So, we compromised and we’re going to wait until we’ve been married a couple of years. So, that would put us, ideally, around 25-26 (we’re both 22 and will be 22 when we get married.)

Plus, we want to have them while our grandparents are still around to enjoy them.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had mine when I was 20, 22, and 26. Those were perfect ages for me because I didn’t want to be an old woman when they graduated. I also wanted to make sure that I had enough energy to look after them properly. Sometimes I wish I would have waited longer, but that is only because they are grown now and I am forever in mommy mode. I miss my kids, but I raised them to be independant and very responsible. I am very proud of each of them.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m 27, DH is 26. I’d like to have my first by the time I’m 30, he wants to wait. It will have to be a compromise for sure! I want to have kids a little earlier because I want to still have the energy to run around after them and REALLY enjoy their younger years. Plus, I don’t want anyone mistaking me for my kid’s grandma at their high school graduation!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

32. Good career time, and Fi won’t be 40 yet. So, five years….

I would like to have one and adopt one or two.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Well, ideally we would like to be done having kids by the time we’re 30. We’ve recently said that we’ll start trying within the next 5 years, so that puts me at about 26 when we start.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wanted to have my first by the time I turned 30….but seeing how my 30th bday is 2 months after the wedding, looks like I missed that marker.  I’m ready to go ASAP, but I know Fiance wants to wait a few years still.  Prolly start around 32 and wrap it up around 36-38.  We want 2-3 kids about 2 yrs apart.  We’ll see how that goes.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I heard that a lot of where we (as in women) get our ‘ideal’ age from is due in part to when our mom had kids and I think to some extent, that rings true.  My mom had my older brother when she was 27 and me when she was 29, so I always thought I would be in the 29-32 yr old range when I had kids…when I turned 27 I couldn’t believe my mom had kids at my age because I thought I was too young.  But at 30, It feels like it’s the perfect age for me.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am 26, but turn 27 in August, we would like to have our first before I turn 28, 2nd before I turn 30, and then possibly a 3rd by the age of 32 if all goes well. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my first is due in feb, and i’m 27. is that my ideal age? no. i think i would have wanted to start at 25, but life just didn’t turn out that way. i’m hoping to have my next around 30, just b/c we want two but i don’t want them too close together.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I thought 36 would have been the perfect age, but due to career and relationship requirements, it didn’t happen until 38… which was pretty perfect in it’s own right!

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like to start about 2, 2.5 years after we get married, so that puts me at 27, 28. I’d like at least 2, maybe 3 kids, so I guess I”ll be popping out babies through my early 30s!

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d like to start around 25-26 (SO would be 28-29), finishing whenever after that. I do want to be somewhat young parents though and I’d like 3 children.

 

This plan however hinges on marriage so that timing (whenever it may be) could change my hypothetical plans haha.

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mcnetn3: hilarious! we have the same exact “done by 32, out of the house by 50” theory.

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