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    Quote Originally Posted by siansmum View Post
    We have two children, but only one with us now. Our daughter passed away from asthma in 2012 when she was five and a half years old. Our son was 19 months old at the time and is now almost five and a half.
    We have tried desperately to have another child, but at 46, I'm just too old and have no eggs left

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    Not quite sure that above post is appropriate other than to make somebody feel upset about only having 1 child. Maybe it's just how I read it but I think it's off point.

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    @lilypily - absolutely not the only one who feels that way. DS not having any siblings & knowing he never will is always one of the senses of guilt I carry even though he is vocal about being happy to be an only child.

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    Default Calling all parents of ONLY children!

    I'm glad you deleted it, this thread is for people who find themselves in a situation where they were lucky enough to get one child but are struggling to come to terms with not being able to provide a sibling. The thread title is clear. We don't need to read your life got better after you were an only child for 8 years and were blessed with a sibling. Thank you for deleting it and I wish you well on your journey.

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    Hi all,
    Seems like this thread needs to get back on track to being a happy, helpful conversation. 😃
    I have 1 baby girl who is 16mo. Gosh I love her dearly! We are starting to try again for a second but if I'm really honest about it I'm not completely sure I am ready or want another baby. I suppose we are ttc again because we said we always wanted two. We could wait a while but it took 3 years of IVF to get our DD and I don't want to get too old in the mean time.

    I can totally see why people would only want 1 child. My neighbour only has 1 and they have this most amazing bond! Hope my DD and I have something similar 😃

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Wow.. What an incredibly nasty & b!tchy reply @lilypily.

    What a pity you had to resort to making such a snidy comment. I thought we were all adults in here.

    I agree with the previous poster.. Time to move on to nicer posts.
    I didn't read it as nasty. It was direct but not intended with any malice I think.

    Just try to remember emotions tend to run high in these types of threads.

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    Default Calling all parents of ONLY children!

    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I'm glad you deleted it, this thread is for people who find themselves in a situation where they were lucky enough to get one child but are struggling to come to terms with not being able to provide a sibling. The thread title is clear. We don't need to read your life got better after you were an only child for 8 years and were blessed with a sibling. Thank you for deleting it and I wish you well on your journey.
    Actually there are many in there that could have another child but chose not to. I don't think the thread title is clear. Are we not welcome?
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    Default Calling all parents of ONLY children!

    I think anyone is welcome but I read the post and she pretty much confirmed what most of us were concerned with the most, her life was better with a sibling to share it with , something a lot of us can't give our only kids - so I believe she's wasn't intentionally meaning to upset anyone but I did read it and get sad again for my DS, this thread I think is just more supportive and can be quite emotional, that's the only reason I think we should all be sensitive in what we say in some threads , especially if you are not really in the situation we are talking about as it might be harder to empathise and understand what we are all feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Actually there are many in there that could have another child but chose not to. I don't think the thread title is clear. Are we not welcome?
    Of course you are welcome! You have 1 child.. The thread calls for parents of 1 child. The post in question boasted about how her life was better once her sibling came along and it was a bit left field compared to all the previous discussion in here about life with 1 child wether we chose to not have more or couldn't.

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    Default Calling all parents of ONLY children!

    I have 1 child and would also love another but it seems unlikely as my husband is dead set against it.. So I find myself trying to come to terms with only having 1. Which is quite funny because I posted in this thread 2 years ago saying 1 was all I wanted or needed.. Goes to show how things change


 

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