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    I had 3 siblings (brothers). My parents are dead and I was only close to one brother who died last year. The other 2 exclude me and cause me a lot of pain. I have one child (teenager) who sees all this and insists she is happy to be an only child. Because I have one we have a nice lifestyle, we go on overseas holidays every year - I'm taking her to Europe for Christmas which would be impossible with more than one. I connect with our extended family to make sure she feels part of a family group and we have close friends. I think I'm a good mother to one, but probably wouldn't have been a good mother to more than one.

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    I only have 1 DD. We always planned for more, but my body had other plans. Now I'm in my late 30's, I'm finally coming to terms with having an only child. Some days I struggle with it, I hate that my last 2 pregnancies ended in miscarriage, but other days I'm content with 1 child. The thought of going back to sleepless nights is enough to turn me off it. In the end, I don't really have a choice, my body just won't work like it should. I need a hysterectomy (Adenomyosis and Endo pains are sucking the life out of me) but that's just too final and I'm not quite ready to give up that last little bit of hope yet. I just wish people would stop telling me I need to have another, that's a big pet hate of mine.

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    I seriously want another because we have no extended family or close friends.

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    Currently in 2ww with donor eggs and i have been up and down sad and all over the place i unlike evryone on her long dor a second child

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    So glad to see this thread as I had been thinking of starting one myself about being a one child family. DD is 10 months old and for a number of reasons we won't be having another. I too am sick to death of everyone saying oh you say that now you'll change your mind. I feel like saying ok you put up with 40 weeks of SPD and then 1-2 years of osteitis pubis, the fear of a deteriorating placenta, ending up in ICU again and almost losing my baby, another premature birth, a baby with reflux who doesn't sleep (still doesn't) and other health issues, and let's not forget the 2 years of ivf to get here in the first place. And above all that I love my DD to bits and love our little trio even without all the problems I doubt I'd have another one we are happy with our family the way it is.
    Why can't people accept that some people are happy with one child or for whatever reason can't/won't have more?! Rant over
    So this was me 18 months ago. Despite what many people IRL said I haven't changed my mind, if anything as dd has gotten older our decision to have one child has gotten firmer. To the point we didn't renew our embryo storage last month. So it's officially official we are one and done, it suits us

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    I posted in this thread a 3 years ago and I think everyone has finally given up telling me I’ll want another. DS will be 6 next month.
    We are a happy family of 3.

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    I am struggling with it big time!

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    Where is everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticFalls View Post
    Where is everyone?
    I’m with you #mysticFalls. I have a 3 yr old DS from IVF and I’m so desperate for another child. We have transferred 9 embryos trying for Number 2 and I’m currently stimming for our last attempt. I’m not sure how I’m going to deal with the heartbreak of not having another baby but I suppose we all have to give up at some point.

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    We have a daughter who is about to turn 5. We were happy with just one and then decided one more would be nice. I’m currently 4w3days pregnant with number 2!


 

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