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    Default How many children?

    We are currently thinking about how many children we would like in our family and are discussing all the ins and outs.

    Just wondering how many children you have?
    Are you happy with that number?
    How are the dynamics of your family, pros & cons?


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    Default Re: How many children?

    I say decide after you've had the first one.

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    I have 1. I want more than 1.

    I would not be willing to have more than 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    I say decide after you've had the first one.
    We currently have 3

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    Default How many children?

    We have 2, we won't be having more because:
    a. It's expensive
    b. we don't want a bigger house
    c. we don't want a bigger car
    d. they're close in age and I don't want to do the baby stage again, I have no urge for another
    e. we're happy as a family of 4

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    Default Re: How many children?

    I have 2 and have no desire for any more.
    Any more than 2 and you may have to get a bigger car to allow for 3 car seats, you will need at least a 3 bedroom property, etc..
    They aren't the only reasons i don't want any more but they still play a part.

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    Default How many children?

    I really think you need to have 1 or 2 to really decide how many you would like.
    We always said we wanted 4. After a horrible 3rd pregnancy, I was done but....here we are now with 4.
    I would love a 5th!! Financially we are fine, have a big enough car, we will be building a bigger house next year. I think all those things you need to think of though.

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    Default How many children?

    I have two girls. 3 year age gap between. That's our lot and we're happy with our family of four.

    It's easy to manage one parent to one child. Once the kids start to outnumber us I think I'd struggle with my sanity.

    But that's just me!

    In some ways I'd love a big family, lots of kids, always a house full and always something happening. The cons in my eyes are the finances, having to be a stay at home mum longer than we planned, not having one child per adult to deal with when out or during illness, travelling etc....

    My second pregnancy was a lot harder than my first and I don't know if I would want to go trough that again either.


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    I'm on my fourth... we wanted four before I was pregnant with the first, then once we had the second decided that that was it. No. 3 decided to surprise us... wasn't a big change to our lifestyle. Then hubby nearly died two years ago in a freak accident- obviously survivied, but was told that he was likely to be infertile from the damage... only thing that was not fixable really. I was on contraception and decided last year that well if he's infertile, I'm not mucking around with these drugs in my system if we don't need to... The doctors were wrong.
    Luckily we bought a bigger car soon after hubby's accident cause our old one was dying... so can fit No.4 in. And are planning to build a house on our block of land.
    Hopefully this is it for us though. We've proved that hubby is back to normal/ fully recovered. I think this part of my job is done. I think its time to hand over the fertility goddess that someone has snuck into our house- once I find it.


 

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