I'd love to hear some of the things people say when they are asked about having another....? I tend to just go quite at the moment and say we've been trying. I don't think I want to try anymore but I need people to back off with their opinions.
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19-06-2014 12:13 #71
19-06-2014 12:20 #72
My daughter isn't exactly an only child, she has 2 half brothers but they are 17 & 19 and they don't live with us. I'm still getting the questions though because she's my only baby.
My mum keeps saying she thinks it would be sad for her to grow up on her own, despite knowing we had to go through IVF to get her! Bub is only 12 weeks old, but I'm very conscious about making sure she will have plenty of opportunity for social interaction with other children. My sister has young kids, several of my friends have also had babies this year, and I'll be returning to work so bub will go to daycare.
I always pictured I would have 2-3 children, but the cost of IVF is prohibitive, especially when there's no guarantees I'll fall pregnant straight away even though I did the first time. I am a bit sad I'll probably only have the one child, but I'm trying to concentrate on the positives of the situation rather than mourning the "loss" of babies never to be.
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19-06-2014 12:29 #73
It's not hard for me to answer the questions though because I am comfortable with having only one child at this stage.
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19-06-2014 12:34 #74
19-06-2014 13:52 #75
I used to say we are just having the one but got sick of the "poor kid needs a sibling " response so now I just tell the truth " we've had a few miscarriages and looks like another baby won't be happening for us " - it usually stops them from commenting and they never mention it again ( never my close friends or family but clients and friends of friends with other kids ask all the time and random strangers which I don't get!!)
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19-06-2014 19:24 #77
Maybe then they would think twice about sticking their nose into someone else's business.
19-06-2014 19:49 #78
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19-06-2014 20:44 #79
We have a 4 year old DS. A lot of our friends are onto their 3rd & we are constantly asked when we'll be having more. I get frustrated that people can't understand or respect that I'm happy with just the one child & that our DS is happy too.
Past few weeks Hubby has started dropping hints that he'd like a 2nd child but I'm just not sure if I'll ever want another.
20-06-2014 10:06 #80
Why is it people have such a confused look when they ask when #2 will be and I tell them I am happy with one and have no desire for another child
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