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Both me and my SO decided after this baby we would be through because it takes a lot to raise children. I want my children to have the oppertunity to have the best out of life and children are expensive, so we agreed two is enough. I also have an odd number theory. I always have thought that odd numbers leaves one child without a playmate...silly but thats how I feel. I know I dont want four...so another is out of the question. We both agreed because we are young if we change our minds in the future we wil adopt a little girl. There are so many babies who need mothers that its okay for another one not to come out of my body.
Bree - Mom to David - 10 & Jaidon - 7
We desided 1 or 2 but after first we decided that he was an only child. There were many factors. We don't have a lot of money and can do a lot more with only one child. Our careers time spent we didn't want to split the time home more than it would be. The ease of travling. Age was a factor but it was more our age when he goes to college. I'll be 36 and my DH will be 38 when my son starts college. one of the main things is how fast he's growing up. Also there is medical reasions but even if their weren't I'm sure he'd still be an only child. (This is the one I use to stop people from trying to make me feel guilty) I've acually wrote several essays for school on only children
Four just felt complete. My dh wanted 2 kids and I wanted 4. Well, when the second pregnancy ended up being twins Dh's idea of 2 went out the window. Three kids was an odd number and it didn't fell like our family was complete yet. All my pregnancy's were surprises. So, now we have 2boys and 2girls.
Wife to Brandon & Mom to:
New Baby EDD 4/14/2009
We always said we wanted 4 or 5, so now that I am expecting our 5th we know that we are done after this one. I've always wanted a big family, and I am happy that I have one, and as much as I look forward to having a baby, I know I will be happy to be out of that stage when it's over.
We thought maybe we would have one, and that would probably be it. We might decide on #2 eventually, but I was 35 when I got pregnant. Then it was twins, so that went right out the window. Then I decided just once I wanted a normal pregnancy, birth, and baby. So we decided to try again.
This is it though. Age mainly, then financial. My kids will be ready for college when we're ready to retire. I'm not sure how we're going to manage that. But out little family just feels complete, so I'm ready to stop.
Linda, mommy to Nikolas & Andrew, 5 year old twin boys and Ember Rose, almost 3.
hmmm... I'm not really sure. It really has nothing to do with money, we have enough to raise more kids if needed, we have plenty of room in our house, even an extra bedroom, and I'm only 36 (I'm young!). I had my first child in my late 20's though (almost 10 years ago). It took us six years before having our second child and it was tough agreeing on it but we finally did. We BOTH knew we were finished while still pregnant with her. I urged DH to get a "V" but he didn't want to. He still hasn't done it and I don't use BC but I know my body and how to avoid getting pregnant. We just kind of go with the flow and the closer I get to 40, the more I hope for menopause. Plus, I'm just enjoying watching our two children grow up. They keep us so busy and our lives are so full with the two of them. I could never imagine having anymore kids. We are complete.
Happily married mom with a 10 yr old and 4 yr old kidlets
I always wanted 4 kids. and I also wanted all my kids by the time I was 30. I just had my 4th eight months ago at 27 and dh almost had me talked into having one or 2 more. but this last pregnancy took it all out of me. so i was ready for to get my tubes tied.