to ask how old you were. . .

(261 Posts)
wtf1981 Thu 03-Jan-13 00:37:28

when you became a mother for the first time/when you had your other children if you've got more than one?
More of an 'I know I am being nosy'!
Am 31,married to a lovely man and becoming keen but feel scared still,which I hope is normal,but time is ticking!
Please share your experiences (ages/fears)!
Thanks smile

WorraLiberty Thu 03-Jan-13 00:40:38

DS1 = Nearly 23

DS2 = Just turned 30

DS3 = 33.7

katykuns Thu 03-Jan-13 00:41:20

26, have two girls, one 6yrs and one nearly 8mo. First DD was from a previous relationship to an asshole and now with my lovely DP.

Tallalime Thu 03-Jan-13 00:41:37

I was 28 when DD was born, she was 5 today (yesterday) now planning DC 2.

GordonsAlive Thu 03-Jan-13 00:42:29

Dd - 31
Ds - 37

TraineeBabyCatcher Thu 03-Jan-13 00:43:10

14 when I got pregnant. 15 when I had him.
Not had anymore, he's 5 now and not likely to have more till I have finished my degree, been working for a while and me and dp have married.

My biggest worry is a big age gap affecting the relationship between my children- but, not much I can do as the time is not right to have another.

DD ~ was 24 about to turn 25

Now 28 and have been ttc #2 for nearly a year sad

Ranthambore Thu 03-Jan-13 00:43:38

DS- 27
DD- 30

curiousuze Thu 03-Jan-13 00:43:52

Just had 1st child at 37, no problem conceiving and all went well. Might even have another in a couple of years...

bruffin Thu 03-Jan-13 00:51:57

Ds was induced on my 33rd birthday but took 2 more days.

Dd a week after my 35th

ripsishere Thu 03-Jan-13 00:52:24

DD was born when I was 37 and DH 44.
She's 11 and I've know since I was first diagnosed with pregnancy she'd be an only child.
She is more than happy with that. DH would have liked 4 or 5, but since he saw me spew and generally feel wretched, not to mention the 9 or so MCs prior to DD and the suture to keep her in place, he's accepted it too.

RyleDup Thu 03-Jan-13 00:53:20

Dc 1: 38
Dc 2: 40

Godlessdomestic Thu 03-Jan-13 00:54:42

DD1 - 21 (almost)
DD2 - 6 (almost)

I am 43 (but my small person thinks I am 27.. Shhhh don't tell her).

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 03-Jan-13 00:56:12

DS1 - 32
DS2 - 34
DS3 - 37

DD1: 21
DD2: 25

Two different dads. I think thats me finished. though we would love a boy

lisad123everybodydancenow Thu 03-Jan-13 00:58:16

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Fanjango Thu 03-Jan-13 00:59:55

Ds1 : 26
Dd1 + ds2 : 31
Dd 2 : 33
Had 2 MMC's prior to this at 22 yo.

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Jan-13 01:00:12

Ds-23
Dd- 31

DS1- 30

abitlikemollflanders Thu 03-Jan-13 01:01:55

DS at 30
DD at 33

2.8 years between them. We had wanted around 2 yrs but had 2 miscarriages inbetween.
TBH, at 31 and with the right partner, I would get cracking if I were you. I don't think people talk enough about how fertility declines rapidly in your 30s and I have a couple of friends who kept putting it off and have unfortunately left it too late. This definitely prompted me to get on with it! however it still took a year to conceive my dd and this was with fertility monitors etc.

Completely normal to feel nervous/scared. Are you more scared about having g children or never having them?

BacardiNCoke Thu 03-Jan-13 01:02:06

I had dd1 when I was 24 and dd2 when I was 28. Not having any more.

Although I did become DSD's primary carer also when I was 21, (she was 9).

Dd1 - 23 when got pregnant 24 when I had her
dd2 - 26

SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 03-Jan-13 01:06:57

34 for DS

However acquired a DSS at 32

And thats enough for me

duffybeatmetoit Thu 03-Jan-13 01:07:12

DD - 44 (44 years and 10 months to be precise). Big surprise, sailed through it. Just wish I had been able to have another but menopause kicked in shortly after so I was very lucky to have my darling DD.

surprisinglygood Thu 03-Jan-13 01:08:06

Had DS at 19. No plans for any more, but I'm 33 now so I have my options open.

abitlikemollflanders has a good point, most of my friends who are a bit older than me have struggled with ttc or have had to have fewer dc than they'd like because they started families so late.

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