Post # 46
I have a son that is 4 in April from a previous relationship. My Fiance said all the time that he is looking forward for children with me. After thinking about it, we decided to TTC and have been doing it for almost 6 months with no luck. We will keep trying, and our wedding is 1 1/2 years away so we are just happy if we a little miracle coming since it’s such a longed for gift for us as well for my son I believe. We already live together, and have an extra room. ;D
Why we want kids: We love children, we love being parents, we can take care of one more munchkin financially, and we don’t mind it coming or happening sometime during this whole stage while we are still planning. We are both prepared and keeping the wedding simple. 🙂
Post # 47
I would be fine having one. But I think we will end up with two for the sake of having a bigger family and so our kids have siblings. Looking at my own childhood though, I would have been fine if I had been an only child. I made friends early in elementary school who I am still close with today (as in 2 of them were BMs)
Post # 48
Here is another random thought on why I wanted 2 kids. When they get older and if something happens to my husband or I…i want them to still have family in the world. That may be kind of morbid… and there are no guarantees something won’t happen to one of them… but it’s true. I lost my dad at 25 and thank goodness my mom is still alive… but if something were to happen to her – I can’t imagine ME being the only family I have. I know I have my husband and ‘new’ family but it would still be hard.
My husband’s dad is non-existent and he lost his mom 6 years ago and he and his sister are very close. Our kids have cousins to grow up with and we have that sense of the extended family. If he was an only child he’d have nothing really except me and my family.
Post # 49
Having been an only child myself, I wouldn’t inflict it on my child if I could help it.
Post # 50
Inflict it? Why was it so horrible?
Post # 51
@aliavenue: I’m an only child, and I would never do that to my kids lol. Okay that’s a total joke, I had a fine child hood, and people without siblings are fine too..haha. For as long as I could remember, I wanted a brother or a sister for every birthday and Christmas, and was so jealous of the kids that had siblings. So, my kids, whether they want it or not, will have siblings =)
Post # 52
I grew up as one of five children and my siblings were and still are my best friends. I had an amazing childhood and I always had someone to play with, someone to confide in, and someone to tease ;). I can’t imagine not giving my own kids the opportunity to have relationships like this.