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June 21st, 2011, 10:40 PM
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After you had your first child, did your idea of the 'ideal' family size [for you] change? If so, did you decide you wanted more or less?

I always wanted 4, but after I had Gaby I decided that 2 was most likely it for me.. and then when I was pregnant with Emersyn, I realised that that was indeed the way it'd be!
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June 22nd, 2011, 04:16 AM
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After you had your first child, did your idea of the 'ideal' family size [for you] change? If so, did you decide you wanted more or less?

After Seth, we knew we wanted 2. I would have been happy to stick at 2, if I hadn't got pregnant with Iris. After losing her I think we are happy to go with as many as we are blessed with. Saying that, I'm quite happy with 3 atm
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June 22nd, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Nope. We always wanted just one child and that's what we have. It's ideal for us.
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June 22nd, 2011, 08:29 AM
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We always wanted 2-3. After our second my husband left it up to me to whether we had a third or not.
There were points along the way I thought two was good and I could see just having the two.
But then after several months I realized someone was missing and we needed a third to complete our family. Im glad I followed that feeling cuz Devinn was definately meant to be in our home and complete our family.
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June 22nd, 2011, 02:58 PM
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I wanted 3but after complications with both the girls and battles with nmia We are done having kids but hope to adopt one day
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June 22nd, 2011, 03:42 PM
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I would love to adopt in the future, or become a foster parent. Or meet a man/woman who has children.... It's just the pregnancy I can't do..
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June 23rd, 2011, 08:43 AM
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I wanted three, but I was already over 30 when we started TTC and it took us a long time to conceive our first. I don't know if it will take as long to conceive #2 (or even if we'll succeed) so I don't think we'll have more than 2. I'm very ok with that as I have my hands full with just one right now!
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June 23rd, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I only wanted one, but after DS I felt like I could give it a shot for a girl, and that's what we got! We're done now.
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