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    We knew we wanted children, we were going to make it work no matter what age were, or what the circumstances were.

    About eighteen weeks in with our first, I had a major panic attack- I questioned what we were doing, if we were ready.

    But since then, because I grew up very lonely, the need to have a big loving family trumps everything.

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    I think we knew we were ready after we accidentally fell pregnant and suffered a MMC, I think at that moment when we were looking at the screen to be told there was no heartbeat, we both realised how much we wanted a baby.
    Fast forward 18 months of "trying" and we are now 6 months pregnant! Yippee!

    DF is 23, and I'm 21. Young, but more than ready.

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    Similar to what others are saying.
    I enjoyed my youth, no regrets, I've done everything I'd want to pre marriage, and now I feel the same pre baby. I feel the benefits of having a kid now outweigh not, the same way the benefits of being married outweigh any of singledom.
    The one thing I will say though. We did pre marital counseling leading up to the wedding. I'd like to try something similar leading up to the birth of our child. I want our relationship to be prepared and our expectations set.

    Any ideas/suggested programs or reading/conversation starters?

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    Default When do you know you're "ready"?

    I felt ready very early on. I was always looking forward to being a mother. My eldest was a whoopsie-baby when I was 22. We took a year to decide to try for another and 21 months later we had my second. The 3rd and 4th just flowed naturally after that (14 month and 16 month gap). We were done then but those little niggles crept back in and now we are trying for #5 (youngest is just over 2). But we don't want to keep trying for a long time so if it doesn't happen by Christmas, we will look at stopping TTC. If we conceive in the next two cycles, Bub would be born just before my 30th birthday.

    ETA I was never into being a teen/20 something. Was never into drinking, partying, hanging out with friends etc. I was a big homebody but hated being home (my parents are not nice people) so I just wasted a lot of my teen years literally just parked in my car around the corner from home because I had no where to go and didn't want to go home til my parents where asleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babymummatobe View Post
    I think we knew we were ready after we accidentally fell pregnant and suffered a MMC, I think at that moment when we were looking at the screen to be told there was no heartbeat, we both realised how much we wanted a baby.
    Fast forward 18 months of "trying" and we are now 6 months pregnant! Yippee!

    DF is 23, and I'm 21. Young, but more than ready.
    That's exactly how our son happened! Accidental preg, MMC, and then we put our wedding on hold to have DS. I know that feeling all too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterJade View Post
    That's exactly how our son happened! Accidental preg, MMC, and then we put our wedding on hold to have DS. I know that feeling all too well.
    We are in the same boat! Have out over wedding off now until this little one can walk down the aisle with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babymummatobe View Post
    We are in the same boat! Have out over wedding off now until this little one can walk down the aisle with us.
    That's exactly how we had it. Our son was our Page Boy. My friends said they wished they'd had their kids at their wedding. It was a very different feeling - instead of a reading together we wrote a promise letter to him that we read and held him in our arms. Everyone cried!

    Congrats on the bub and wedding xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterJade View Post
    That's exactly how we had it. Our son was our Page Boy. My friends said they wished they'd had their kids at their wedding. It was a very different feeling - instead of a reading together we wrote a promise letter to him that we read and held him in our arms. Everyone cried!

    Congrats on the bub and wedding xx
    We had two of our kids at our wedding. Have had two more since. Our 3rd, who is now 3 keeps wanting to know when she can go in the photos too.

    I told hubby that a vow renewal at 10 years is a must haha

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    Default When do you know you're "ready"?

    My first I got pregnant as a whoops at 21 and I'm now 27 and still don't feel "ready" for another yet. We have started to really enjoy the freedom & independence now that ds is almost 5 and pretty self sufficient

    Eta: DH is 34 and is quite keen for number 2 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    We had two of our kids at our wedding. Have had two more since. Our 3rd, who is now 3 keeps wanting to know when she can go in the photos too.

    I told hubby that a vow renewal at 10 years is a must haha
    Oh I love that idea!! DS was such a special focus of the day. I feel bad for tummy bub (I'm 25w pg) who won't be in any photos on the day or our honeymoon (DS came along). But I reckon an renewal is a great idea. I'm already thinking overseas!

    4 kids - ahalfdozen - cute!


 

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