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February 2nd, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Hello ladies! Thought I would come post here...as DH and I know that DS is our only child.

I am 31, DH is 40 (will be 41 this year). We live with my parents which allows me to stay at home with our son. I do babysit for my neighbors 16 month old son 4 days a week as well.

We recently decided DS would be our only child for several reasons:
1) DH's age.
2) Finances (we're currently in the last year and a half of working with a debt settlement company to pay off our credit cards; we currently have both of my CC's (debt I brought into the relationship) settled...and will have one remaining unpaid (DH's debt he brought into the relationship) until at least later this year when the settlement company can start negotiating with the collection agency that has the card now; we are also in the last year and a half of paying off DH's car that was bought 4 months into my pregnancy with our son; all of this currently amounts to $640 a month extra in bills (not including cell phone bill, car insurance, groceries, and my student loan)).
3) DH and I love to travel...and because of our finances don't get to travel as much as we would like. Our hope is that once we can start putting away the extra money I mentioned above, we'll have a vacation account and be able to take a yearly family vacation.
4) As you can see in my siggy, we are planning a 2012 Christmas trip to Disney. This plays a big part in us not having a nother child. I would rather not take an infant (or young toddler to Disney, been there done that with DS; while it was an amazing experience, it was also quite exhausting and a hassle with all the baby gear). I would also rather not be pregnant going to WDW (as we had talked ;ast year about TTC again in fall of 2012). Not to mention, when you look at how old DH and I would be by the time a 2nd one was born, it's just too old for me.

I have to say, I'm rather excited about DS being our only child. As I know we'll be able to give him more experiences that neither DH or I were able to have as children (goodness knows our parents did the best they could).

The only thing DH and I haven't decided on is if he's getting the snip or if I'm going to get my tubes tied/blocked (essure). But, we have time to decide that. I am still on the pill...andplan on staying on it until after one of us goes in for the procedure.

Ok. I guess this post is long enough. Thanks for reading and I hope to get to know you ladies.
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February 3rd, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Hi, welcome. My husband and I are very happy about having an only child. At times we talk about adopting but those time are actually very short lived about every 2 years. Our son is now 8 1/2. He has a habit of bringing friends on outings with us. So we're the cool parents in our complex now.
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February 6th, 2011, 07:13 AM
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Welcome! My DH & I also feel we can give our daughter a larger variety of experiences with her as our only focus, both emotionally and financially. It is a satisfying feeling.

Glad to have you here.
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October 20th, 2011, 09:13 PM
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you look at how old DH and I would be by the time a 2nd one was born, it's just too old for me.

I have to say, I'm rather excited about DS being our only child. As I know we'll be able to give him more experiences that neither DH or I were able to have as children (goodness knows our parents did the best they could).
I cant agree more! DH will be 31 and I will be 27 right after Drake is born. Yes we are still young, but think about it. By the time Drake is 20 we will be 51 and 47...I dont want to have a littlier one running around (even early teens) when we are that old. Some people say that selfish, but I dont think so.

DH and I also LOVE to travel. We take cross country road trips etc. We were laying in bed one night last year and it was almost 2am and we decided to get up and drive 8 hours to Cali just to do it. We are VERY spontanious. We want to share that with our son, not stop it because we have more children.

It is VERY satisfying knowing we CAN give Drake EVERYTHING and we wont miss out on ANYTHING!
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November 17th, 2011, 01:34 PM
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I cant agree more! DH will be 31 and I will be 27 right after Drake is born. Yes we are still young, but think about it. By the time Drake is 20 we will be 51 and 47...I dont want to have a littlier one running around (even early teens) when we are that old. Some people say that selfish, but I dont think so.

DH and I also LOVE to travel. We take cross country road trips etc. We were laying in bed one night last year and it was almost 2am and we decided to get up and drive 8 hours to Cali just to do it. We are VERY spontanious. We want to share that with our son, not stop it because we have more children.

It is VERY satisfying knowing we CAN give Drake EVERYTHING and we wont miss out on ANYTHING!
First of all, congrats on your upcoming arrival. Little boys are the BEST!

Second, DH and I sometimes drive up to the mountains on a whim...which we haven't done in a while with DS being preschool now. But, it would be really fun to be able to just take off and go somewhere because we want to and can afford to. What an adventerous life.

Thanks all for the warm welcome.
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