what age did you have your children?

(56 Posts)
mummykayxx Tue 22-Oct-13 17:14:30

I'm 20 with a 2 year old. in a long term relationship. we are in the process of buying a house. partner works full time. I'm a home study student atm but wanting to work part time too. am I too young to have the next? I'm so broody and always wanted my babies close together. we were going to wait until we have moved and settled and I have finished my courses. what age did you have your children? how old was the first when you had your second? (:

Was 19 when I had DD1 who was a huge surprise! had DD2 when I was 31 and am pregnant with DS1 and will be 32 almost 33 when he is born. Am nervous about the small age gap with the little ones!

isharp Tue 29-Oct-13 13:13:54

hi i was 16 when i became pregnant with my firstand second had the twins when i was sixteen i then got two more kids when there parents died and now i am 18 and pregnant again with twins also so i have 4 kids under the age of 3 twins who are four as they are my brother and sister and two more on the way

slothlike Mon 28-Oct-13 22:08:19

I was 20 when I had DS. Unplanned, but it worked out pretty nicely and DS2 is due in February, when I'll be 24. I'd like to have all my kids by the time I'm 30!

weeblueberry Mon 28-Oct-13 14:25:20

I'm 29 and just had DD. Wouldn't have had her any younger personally. DP and I met when I was 25 and I wanted done time that was just ours before we had a family. It also meant I was more established in my career so a years break wouldn't have such an impact as it might have when I wS younger smile

But when you're ready you're ready. No one else's circumstances really matter smile

AWhistlingWoman Mon 28-Oct-13 14:09:45

29 - DD1 and DD2
31 - DS1
34 - DD3 due anytime soon

Gap about 2yrs 8 months both times.

Wish I'd started earlier as had complications in my pregnancies and can't help thinking I would have avoided these had I been younger (don't know if there is any truth in that however!)

Ilovemyrabbits Mon 28-Oct-13 13:59:59

I was 36 when dd came along. My first miscarriage came at 30, so we were about 6 years off from the original plan. I tried one last time at 40, but miscarried for the 4th time. That was enough. There are swings and roundabouts with having kids late and early. I would have loved more, but time didn't allow. I have suggested to my 12 year old dd that having children shouldn't be left too long as problems can occur. I also added that too early isn't great either, so please keep a lid on it til you've got your degree!

BoyGirlBoy3 Mon 28-Oct-13 13:59:55

23,25 and 30 smile

stowsettler Mon 28-Oct-13 13:55:45

39 (nearly 40 actually). I was far too immature to have kids before then grin

WinterOfOurDiscontent Mon 28-Oct-13 10:29:44

Had dc1 aged 29 and dc2 aged 30.

mzdemeanour Mon 28-Oct-13 06:10:58

I had my DTs five days before I turned 40. Never really wanted kids till I was in my late 30s, then was told I couldn't have any due to early menopause then fell very unexpectedly pregnant with twins. Right age for me and while I am often knackered, think that would have been the case anyway with twins.

BergholtStuttleyJohnson Mon 28-Oct-13 05:58:37

22 and 24. I don't plan on having anymore. I'm happy with the age gap and having them young means that once they're at school I can go to uni and have a career with no breaks for mat leave and me and dh will still be quite young when they're adults.

negrilbaby Sun 27-Oct-13 19:47:46

41 and 43.
My only regrets are that I'm now too old to have any more - and I realise that if I had started earlier I would not have stopped with two.

oliveoctagon Sat 26-Oct-13 17:20:18

23 and 28 and that was older than most of my friends. I had been married a good few years by then , and didnt really stop my old life as still working, going out etc. I would like another but dont want to wait to long as 35 is my personal cut off for being too old.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Sat 26-Oct-13 16:57:21

25, 27 and 30. I've always wanted to be a mum, it was all I dreamt about as a child so I waited until I had certain essential (in my opinion) in place, a loving partner, stability, security, a house etc but with hindsight I wish I'd focused more on a career as financially we would probably be better off now and trying to focus on a career with three little ones isn't easy but I really couldn't have held off any longer, I was desperate to be a mum!

mumeeee Sat 26-Oct-13 16:48:39

I was 30, 33 and 35. I didn't get married until I was 27 and didn't have a long term relationship before then. I found it fine although a little tiring but then I was a bit anaemic when I was in my early 20's and would have found it hard to have children then.

DoTheStrand Fri 25-Oct-13 12:19:45

38 and 40. Am 42 now and would love another (I only wanted two until the second arrived). I may or may not get my wish! DH is early 50s but has two older boys at university. Older ones and younger ones get on really well. Oh and your children will think you're an old fart whatever age you have them smile

christilass Fri 25-Oct-13 12:11:36

40 :-)

Mummyoftheyear Wed 23-Oct-13 22:52:15

35 and 38

duchesse Wed 23-Oct-13 22:44:47

25, 27, 29 and 41.

DramaAlpaca Wed 23-Oct-13 22:28:58

I had DS1 at 29 & DS2 at 30. It's worked out really well having them so close together.

Fuzzymum1 Wed 23-Oct-13 22:26:06

I was 24 when I had DS1, 28 when I had DS2 and 37 when I had DS3 - I know I couldn't have coped with two little ones at the same time but a friend of mine couldn't imagine having big gaps and had all four of hers between my last two! DS2 was almost 4 when DS2 was born and they were almost 13 and just 9 when DS3 was born. I've loved having the big gaps and having DS3 was almost like having a first child again.

18, 20, 21, 22. and now I have shut up shop. wasn't easy but is now they are older and more independent.

womma Wed 23-Oct-13 19:15:02

38 and 44

FreyaKItty Wed 23-Oct-13 19:13:16

I was 36 & 38. I enjoyed my 20's and early 30's. worked hard and travelled. We'd the mortgage paid off by the time they came along so I had the luxury of being Sahm. I'm happy to have waited but others might not. Horses for courses I guess.

mumofboyo Wed 23-Oct-13 13:06:54

31 with ds, 32 with dd. they're 1 and 2 now. In hindsight I wish I'd have waited for dd as I've struggled so much since her birth re depression etc, however that's limiting more each day and I'm beginning to enjoy and love her as much as I did ds.

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