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what age did you have your children?

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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? (:

DukeSilver Wed 23-Oct-13 11:41:06

23 (unplanned), she is 3 now. I am planning on having at least another one in a few years once I have got a job sorted and such.

willyoulistentome Wed 23-Oct-13 11:43:05

36 and 38.

jimijack Wed 23-Oct-13 11:44:01

33 with ds 1
43 with ds 2

notso Wed 23-Oct-13 11:49:54

19,23, a week before 30 and 31. I really wish we had had the two youngest at 25 and 26 but we were too poor.

Wafflenose Wed 23-Oct-13 11:50:43

28 and 31. We had been together 10 years before having DD1, which I loved, and didn't want them any sooner.

Lamu Wed 23-Oct-13 12:04:04

26 with my first who is 2.2. And will be 28 by the time this one comes along in May.

I always wanted to have all my children before I'm 30. For similar reasons as above, I've not gone back to work since my first although I did have a 4 month stint this summer. In my field taking 2 yrs out has really put me on the back foot. I'm hoping to return to work when Dc is two knowing that I don't intend to have any more.

I don't wish I had them younger but do I wish I had thought about the consequences of taking 2 years out of work.

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.

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.

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

38 and 44

hashtagwhatever Wed 23-Oct-13 19:20:12

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

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.

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.

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

25, 27, 29 and 41.

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

35 and 38

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

40 :-)

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Had dc1 aged 29 and dc2 aged 30.

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

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

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

23,25 and 30 smile

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