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07/06/2013 at 19:06
When you were younger, at what age did you see yourself having kids and how many?
I always thought I'd have 2 - first at 33 and second at 35.
I'm 34 and turning 35 next month - guess I'm a bit behind schedule!!!!
07/06/2013 at 19:19
I’m a bit younger than my original plan, I thought we would start when I was about 24 but I got pregnant at 21. Now 23 so I’m approaching my original plan I guess. We want 2, maybe 3 but who knows when we’ll end up with number 1!
07/06/2013 at 19:26
I thought I would have had 3 children by now, I stupidly thought I would get pregnant first cycle!
07/06/2013 at 19:35
My best friend had two summer babies. Seeing her children, who had only just turned 4 and were still so tiny starting reception class with a bunch of friends who were already or just about to turn 5 made me think that I would time getting pregnant to make sure that my children were closer to 5 when starting school. How naive was I
I also thought I would be 30 when I had my first, so I'm a year over that already.
07/06/2013 at 19:40
I always planned to have my first by 30.
I still have plenty of time. We started trying (well, not preventing, you cant really try with no cycle) early because we knew about my issues. I'm glad we did as together we have even more issues!
07/06/2013 at 19:47
I want four! Always have. I planned to marry around 28/29 and then have children when 31/32. To be fair I'm only a few years out. I got married at 31, started TTC when I was nearly 32. I turn 33 on Sunday. I still hope to have four, just in quick succession. I just didn't plan to fall in love with someone seven years older than me, which means he could be in his 50s if we try for four. But that is what's happened, and children or not I know we will have a wonderful life together.
07/06/2013 at 19:57
I thought I'd have my first child at 30, then as 30 approached I thought I'd never be ready to be a mum. I'll be 31 next month so I guess I have pretty much reverted to Plan A!
07/06/2013 at 20:00
Never wanted them. And now it's all I think about!! Ha!
07/06/2013 at 20:06
I was convinced I'd be the first one among my school friends to marry & have children & was convinced I'd have at least one before I was 30.
The reality? I'm no 6 of 7 friends to get wed & of the 5 that have wed 4 of them have 7 los between them!
I'm also 35 & just TTC. Got that well wrong didn't I!?
07/06/2013 at 20:13
Before getting married didn't think we'd have children, am still slightly surprised we are trying. Not sure how many we want, going to (hopefully) start with one and see how we go
07/06/2013 at 20:15
I never thought of a plan before i got engaged - but when i got engaged i wanted to me married within 3 years (i was married just before my 24th birthday), and i wanted to have my first by the time i was 25 (if i hadnt of had my MC i would have been out by a couple of weeks), and to have had my second by the time i was 29 ( i wanted a 4 year gap)
Now i'm 25, not pregnant (as far as i know), i will be 26 at the earliest by the time i have my first baby, and i am no longer bothered about age gaps as i know that what will be will be and life never goes the way you want it to (unless you are very lucky) x
07/06/2013 at 20:42
I was hoping to be married in my mid 20s and have at least 1 baby before 30. I got married at 26, had P at 27 and if we get pregnant in the next few months i'll have another before i'm 30. I know i've been very lucky but also i met H when i was 17, which makes a huge difference as we were ready to do all that at the right time. If i hadn't been with him from so young i might well not have had the same plan.
07/06/2013 at 21:04
i wanted to be done by 30, i wanted 3 children (identical twin girls and a boy ) and they were jsut going to slide out in a very calm labour
so im now 31 have had 3 boys, a late TFMR and 2 mc and considering (total madness) doing it all again next year poosibly eek lol
07/06/2013 at 23:01
I wanted to get married at 25, with a 1st baby at 28 & a second at 30. Considering I didn't meet my husband until I was 30 it was obviously never going to happen like that! So had 1st baby at 34 & hopefully have a 2nd in the next few years.
07/06/2013 at 23:18
I think luck was on my side. I hoped for, and got,married with two children by the time I was 30.Married at 24 and youngest child born in sept when I was 30 in nov. So just made it! Now do I stick to the plan or change???!
07/06/2013 at 23:21
I always said I wanted to have children in my early twenties as my mum was an 'older' mum and I always said I didn't want to do the same (I was part of her 2nd family so I've siblings 20 years older than me). I always thought that by the time I got to 25 I'd have one if not two children. I'm 26 in 2 months time so I'll be 26/27 at the earliest before having my first which seems crazy to me but although I've been with my husband since I was 17 (and I'd of happily started trying 5 years ago!) he wasn't ready for children until the end of last year.
08/06/2013 at 01:08
My plan was to be married by 25 (I was 26) and I wanted at least 1 baby before I was 28 (I'm 27) not sure how many children we will have. Right now, one seems like enough.
08/06/2013 at 08:39
I always planned 2 children at 29 then 32, boy then girl. Thought it wouldn't happen naturally due to pcos but got pregnant on honeymoon aged 25 so travelling plans were scuppered! First born at 26. Got pregnant 3 years later for planned age gap but lost it so now have just over 4 years gap instead and am finished my family at 30 which feels young to me
08/06/2013 at 09:12
I planned to have two children and wanted the first before I was 30. Had #1 at 28, #2 at 30 then we had a change of heart and I will be 33 when #3 arrives this year.
08/06/2013 at 13:55
The only 'plan' I ever had was to have our own home and be married before having kids. I suppose I only really started thinking about the whole marriage and kids thing once I got together with H.
I got married at 24 and baby #1 arrived when I was 27. I think we've decided that we'll only go for two kids and that I'd like to have #2 before I'm 30. We're thinking of TTC in the next few months.
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