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catnipkitty Tue 09-Jun-09 15:46:34 old were you when you had your 1st child and how old for your most recent baby/pregnancy?

I am 39 and TTC no.4 but amongst my various worries I'm worried about being 40 n starting again...

Liz x

Geepers Tue 09-Jun-09 15:54:41

I was 14 when I had my first and am 30 now, and on pregnancy number 6, and baby number 7.

I plan to carry on for years yet ;)

bumpybecky Tue 09-Jun-09 15:56:32

dd1 I was 25
dd2 I was 27
dd3 I was 32
ds I was 35

that's it for me, DH has put his foot down!

mrsdisorganised Tue 09-Jun-09 18:06:28

Just 21 with dd1 and now 29 with dc5.

psychomum5 Tue 09-Jun-09 18:11:48

ooh, same as mrsdisorganised.

21 - DD1
23 - DD2
25 - DD3
27 - DS1
29 - DS2

juuule Tue 09-Jun-09 18:12:52

27 for dc1, almost 44 for dc9.

fiplus4 Tue 09-Jun-09 18:26:12

35 - DS1
37 - DS2
41 - DTs
...and some of the indicators for twins are
a) older
b) taller
c) more previous pregnancies
as well as twins in the maternal line. Best of luck!

catnipkitty Tue 09-Jun-09 21:32:01

Thank you for those who are 'older' (I include myself in that grin ) did you find it harder physically, coping with sleep deprivation etc etc??

Fiplus4 - I already have twins - they are DD2 and DD3 and are now 4yrs old. Fabulous fun and I love 'em to bits smile

SKYTVADDICT Tue 09-Jun-09 21:38:51

DD1 28
DD2 31
DS1 39
DS2 40

Absolutely knackered this time round grin but that could be because there is only 15 months between them smile

juuule Tue 09-Jun-09 21:39:31

I wouldn't say that I found it any more difficult with the last than I did with the first. Sleep deprivation is difficult whatever age (for me anyway) Although by the time I was having the later children I did become more accepting of the fact that night-time didn't necessarilly mean sleep-time which made the whole thing somewhat easier (less resentment).

cuillan Wed 10-Jun-09 20:59:42

DD 27
DS1 31
DS2 32
DS3 35

rosyleecupoftea Wed 10-Jun-09 21:02:18

DS 31
DD1 33
DD2 35
DC4 due in 4 weeks - will be 39.5

Didnt find it any harder to get pregnant this time round. Possibly feel a bit more achey with this pregnancy (find it difficult to remember how I felt 4 years ago with DD2) but other than that no major problems. Will let you know about the sleep deprivation in a month or so after baby no 4 has arrived!!

Generally I'm hoping things will be the same or possibly easier as (hopefully) the birth will be quick and breast feeding etc are familiar from the first 3. I think I found the first pregnancy and baby the hardest as it was all such a shock.

liahgen Wed 10-Jun-09 21:09:27

dd 27
ds 31
ds 37
dd 38
dd 40

ttc#6 at almost 43

I don't actually mind sleep depravation. I hate getting up in the mornings, but once i'm up, i'm ok. Less energy but I think that's a bit because i'm just a bit lazy,

niche Wed 10-Jun-09 21:44:51

ds1 - 26
dd1 - 27
dts - 29
ds3 - 31

I'll be 33 this year and no plans for any more although would like No 6 someday.

Pollyanna Wed 10-Jun-09 21:48:35

ds1 28
dd1 30
dd2 32
dd3 34
ds2 37

I am 39 now and think if I am going to have another one I need to get on with it. 40 is my cut off I think. or maybe 41 smile

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Wed 10-Jun-09 22:01:18

DD1 32yr
DS1 33yr
DD2 35yr
DS2 39yr

40 tomorrow and now peri-menopausal shock so I'm glad I fitted the last one in when I did. It has been a bit awkward going back to doing 'baby stuff' but it's whizzing by.

Good luck with your plans.

juuule Thu 11-Jun-09 09:28:25

Happy Birthday, Duchesse

catnipkitty Thu 11-Jun-09 10:11:57



If you dont mind me asking (again!) how do you know you're 'peri-menopausal'??

tummytickler Thu 11-Jun-09 13:25:32

dd1 - 21
ds1 - 23
dd2 - 25
ds2 - 27

dc5 - soon hopefully!!!

Plan to have another 2 hopefully.
I am just about to turn 30 and want to be finished by 34ish.

tummytickler Thu 11-Jun-09 13:27:06

Oh, Happy Birthday Duchesse!,

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