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I want another baby but I'm too old, we're too broke and the house is too small .

(49 Posts)
PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 22:54:20

Just needed to get that off my chest.

Ta for reading.

hunkermunker Fri 22-Apr-05 22:56:06

Aw, Puff

You're not too old, you can use secondhand things and babies are tiny weeny things that live in shoeboxes. Promise.

Fimbo Fri 22-Apr-05 22:56:47

How old are you?

JanH Fri 22-Apr-05 22:58:24

We were too old (41 and 40) and too broke (3 other kids) and our house was too small too, but we did it anyway. (Does this help at all?)

moondog Fri 22-Apr-05 22:58:31

I've got loads of baby crap you can have Puff......

PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 22:59:10

40 next week.....I know, I know ......it's not really too old. But the whole idea is mad and crazy for us. Still doesn't stop me secretly thinking about it though .

hunkermunker Fri 22-Apr-05 22:59:20

so has RnB ;o)

RnB Fri 22-Apr-05 22:59:30

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hunkermunker Fri 22-Apr-05 22:59:49

Gah - posts crossed - was of course referring to Moondog's post about baby crap!!!

moondog Fri 22-Apr-05 22:59:51

And remember..b/feeding is free!!! Do it for about 18 years and you'll barely spend a penny more in Tesco. (Moondog ducks and runs for cover.)

RnB Fri 22-Apr-05 23:00:17

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JanH Fri 22-Apr-05 23:02:09

NB it was me that was 41 - when he was born I was 4 days off 42

PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 23:02:13

lol HM .

It really would be a mad thing to do and we can't, but I really needed to say it!

Dh would have gone for another too I think, if space and cash allowed.

hunkermunker Fri 22-Apr-05 23:03:38

How many children do you have, Puff?

And how are your eyes?

Fimbo Fri 22-Apr-05 23:04:06

We ooed and ahhed for so long that I have ended up with a 5.5yr age gap between mine, also had a dd first time and wanted another, but was blessed with a son, its strange but I couldn't imagine myself with 2 girls now!! Bonded with my gorgeous boy straight away (dh was secretly scared I was going to be disappointed). Guess what I am trying to say is, if you want it, go for it.

bossykate Fri 22-Apr-05 23:04:28

so will we be reading coy messages from you on one of the due in ... threads soon?

actually, i know exactly what you mean

wordsmith Fri 22-Apr-05 23:04:47

I had precisely these thoughts about 20 months ago (I was just turning 41) so we decided to stop trying for a second child.... too late! DS2 celebrated his first birthday 2 weeks ago

I was too old, we were too broke, the house is a bit small, but - kids keep you young, there's always an overdraft and credit cards, and the boys share a bedroom. And I can honestly say that having DS2 was the second best thing we ever did (after having DS1). If you want another child go for it, let's face it you'll never have enough money or a big enough house!! (But you will one day be too old - you're certainly not now!)

zaphod Fri 22-Apr-05 23:09:17

i agree completely with Wordsmith.

RnB Fri 22-Apr-05 23:10:10

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MarsLady Fri 22-Apr-05 23:10:26

puff, we have 5 kids and we couldn't afford and didn't have the space for any of them. Now shut up and make like a rabbit

PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 23:11:57

We have 2 boys - 4 and 21 months.

I think I'm having a "sh*t, I'm hitting 40" moment!

HM - haven't made appt with optician yet - hope to get round to it next week.

hunkermunker Fri 22-Apr-05 23:13:18

You must be quite near me - and near Thomcat, in that case!

SueW Fri 22-Apr-05 23:14:35

I know someone who is expecting her eighth and lives in a very average 3 bed semi. Is your house really too small? Theirs doesn't seem crowded, believe it or not.

PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 23:16:22

Eight???????? Wow and here's me worry beading about a third!

PuffTheMagicDragon Fri 22-Apr-05 23:19:53

Ok. I've been easily convinced by you lot that the age, space and money issues can be tossed aside .

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