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December 15th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Sabina's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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How many children are you planning on having? If you are done having children, how did you come to that decision?
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December 15th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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I want 3, so 1 down 2 to go

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December 15th, 2009, 09:21 AM
IAMommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I think that 2 - 3 kids would be great for us.

I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters, so I LOVE big families, but I'm not sure that I am up for having that many kids myself. I think that 2 or 3 is a great number for us.
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December 15th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Well....dh only wanted 1 and I always wanted 2. (I have 1 brother) After Haley was born, we were done. Then we bought our house and decided it would be nice to have another one. We decided that after this one, we would be done. I got my tubes tied when they did my cesarean. Now I have my boy and my girl and couldn't be happier.

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December 15th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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I want at least one more. Makenna is such an awesome baby that everyone tells us "the next one will be a terror". I think they have scared dh. I'm not getting any younger. I'd like to have another by the time Makenna is 2 1/2 or so. It's too early to put too much pressure on dh. He's always said 1 or 2 and I've always said 2 or 3 so we will probably stop after 2.

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December 15th, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Well ,I would like to have #5 ,but now I think I am good with 4 ,,, I have 2 from a previous marriage and 2 with Dh .. i just do not think we could afford 5 with me staying home !
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December 15th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I'd like a big family, DH isn't so sure. He started out saying 2 was his max and now he is up to 4 as a max, so we'll see. I think if we have that many, not all will be biologic children.

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December 15th, 2009, 04:18 PM
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There are 7 of us in my family, and 6 in Matt's. Growing up I disliked even numbers, but I wanted at least 2 of each, so 5 was my number.

DH and I agreed, and we've also decided that Cora counts in that. So 2 more. That puts me with 4 living children, and an even number, but that's okay.
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December 15th, 2009, 08:02 PM
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Two is enough for me... infact, after this baby is born, I'm getting a tubal ligation (actually, I'm getting it done when I have my c/s). I have decided I can't put myself through the emotional side of a pregnancy again - I suffer major anxiety right the way through, and I know that I can't handle that again..... I was brought up with 1 sister, and it was good I want Gaby to ahve a sibling, and all going well, she will in June.. so that's enough for me!

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December 16th, 2009, 12:05 PM
ShannonMVT's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I'd like two or three and Dh says two. In some ways I like the idea of a bigger family, but at the same time, I am already 29 and I don't want to have kids too far into my 30s. Plus to be honest I don't know if I have the energy for a whole bunch of kids.
So we'll see how it goes but I think 3 is going to be our max.

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December 16th, 2009, 08:28 PM
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I am due to health reasons and DH was didn't want but 2 but I talked him into 3. I wanted 6 growing up but it all changed with my losses so I decided on 3. I am now hating my body because I would love one more girl.

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December 16th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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due to my age and how scary it was for me towards the end of the pregnancy....Katie is my one and only.....and I will cherish her like there is no tomorrow !

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December 17th, 2009, 03:14 AM
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i always said no more than 4 but here i am having number 7 plus 4 step sons.
im defo having no more after this one. my body has had enough and i want to be able to enjoy the time with the ones i have

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December 17th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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I always wanted 4-6. I have 8 siblings and I loved it. But DH is the youngest of 7 and he hated it. So he only ever wanted about 2. But now he is talking like he may want another. I think he just wants his boy. But that is fine by me! I think 3 is my minimum, so I'm totally okay with it! Plus I don't think we could afford a lot of kids, as much as I'd love it.

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December 18th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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I always wanted a large family that had 6 kids! I stopped at 3, and i wish I could of just kept going..lol

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