what are your ideal baby making ages?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

I’m only 23 and recently single, so kids are nowhere in my immediate future, but I think around 35 is a good age, give or take a few years.  I’m seriously considering going back to school for my PhD, and if I do, it’ll be closer to the 35-37 range.  I only want one (hopefully my future husband does too!) so I feel like that gives more flexibility since I don’t have to cram a bunch in (or out? πŸ™‚ ) a short period.

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just turned 23 last month and fiance will be 27 in January. I’d love to have my first by the time I’m 25. I don’t want to be an old parent. I’d like to live a little when I get older and have time to enjoy my grand kids Smile

Fiance and I both have careers and have already purchased our first home together (we have three rooms to fill Sealed). After the wedding it seems like kids would be the next natural step!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to think I’d have them at 31, 34, and 37, but I’m 31 now so that’s certainly not going to happen. I think we have to wait at least a year and a half so we can create enough savings for a house downpayment. I think it’ll take at least 18 months if we live on one salary just to get 10 to 15% downpayment. If we need to save 20% then that would be two years. Hopefully, I can spend the end of the saving period actually being pregnant. I’m really worried that I’m already too old to get pregnant but my husband seems to think it’s perfectly fine to wait.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I honestly thought I would NEVER have kids.

However, I was a mom @ 19.

For a while we thought we would want to be DONE having kids by the time I was 25, but with school, finances, and just taking time for ourselves I almost feel like we won’t have time for any more.

If it were a perfect world, I wouldn’t have had my fantastic son until I was between 25 & 30.

But we all know that the world isn’t perfect! πŸ˜‰

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ideally 26 and 29…. but due to limitations with my husbands education/career we may have to wait to have our first until we are 27/28. We are 22 now.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d like to have my first by 24 πŸ™‚ I turn 21 later this year and Fiance is 24 now. If it happened earlier we’d be okay since we have a home but I’d like to be try and be done with school first! We want 2-4 children and ideally I’d like to be done by 30. We want to adopt the last child. πŸ™‚ I seem to be in the minority for wanting them so soon! I have baby fever now but alas I still have about 2 years of school. We want to be young parents (more energy) and have time to ourselves when they’re older (we would be in our 50’s) also we want to enjoy grandchildren!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

29 for me, 34 for him… almost there!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

hopefully between 26-32 for me and 28-34 for him…hopefully we can have a couple in between those years. that way my body can dounce back and the kids will be off to college when we’re in our 50s πŸ™‚

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Melissabegins: “Can someone just deliver a 4 year old to me that is my biological kid please?” hahahaha I totally agree with you.

So, if both Fiance and I could magically have Ph.D.s and stable careers by 28, that would be my ideal. We’ll have been married for almost five years and my body would still be plenty young to deliver a healthy baby and then watch it grow up and have kids of its own. But it just won’t be financially or emotionally doable for us until we’re well past 30.  We’ll probably start TTC around 32/33.  We want two kids, and I really don’t want to have a baby past 35, so it’s going to be a little…intense.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

26-32 for me and 27-33 for him… which is a little nerve-racking because that means we’d start trying about a year after the wedding since we want to squeeze in three during that time frame! πŸ™‚

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well when we get married in less than 3 months, I will be 25 and Fiance will be 26. We want to wait 1-2 years, so I’m guessing I’ll be 27. I’d like to be 27-29 when I have my first child (we’re planning on having two children a few years apart).

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We always said that we would like to wait until after our 10 year HS reunion. So we would probably start at 28.

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I always wanted to wait until my late 20’s but be done by 35ish. Well in a matter of minutes/hours/days we will be welcoming our first child. I am 28 and my hubby is 29, so I think we are on track πŸ™‚

My hubby always tells me that he wishes he would have known me sooner so we could be on baby #2 or even #3. I think we did it right for us!

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We want to have kids before 30…so that means in 4 years!!

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I want to start before I’m 30 and be done before I’m 35. (I’ll be 28 when I get married next year, eek! We better get busy pretty fast!)

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