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March 9th, 2013, 07:27 AM
alittlelost's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I've met people who as kids "never" wanted kids, but changed their mind when they got older. Me, personally, I wanted to be a mom one day for as long as I could imagine, but I don't the drive really kicked in until I married the man I love. Then suddenly I knew not only that I wanted kids, but when and how many LOL Growing up, I always loved kids and they always loved me, although to this day I still think maybe I'm better with other people's kids than my own O.o

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March 9th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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I knew I wanted kids when I got close to my little sister. My parents both worked, so I spent a lot of time with her when she was 2-3.

When I met DH I really wanted to have his kids, and I am so glad I did.

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March 9th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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I've wanted to be a mommy since I was like 2 or 3 years old and played with my dollies. It has always just been what I was going to do. When I started working full time in childcare I think I learned how I wanted to be a mom, I had wanted to have babies starting right after we got married, but i knew enough to wait until we were more settled... so 6 years later it's SOOO the right time!

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March 9th, 2013, 08:53 AM
sareymac's Avatar Mommy to Gary & Adalyn
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I dont know when, I pretty much only ever remember wanting kids!

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March 9th, 2013, 09:32 AM
MamaLemonade's Avatar ~~Whitney~~
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I was a very driven young lady, kept my head in the books from first grade on & excelled in school. At 17 I graduated and on whim married my HS sweetheart. The moment I turned 18. at that point College, getting nursing degree & being an army wife was the only thing I wanted. Honestly kids were never in my plan, (actually never crossed my mind) I got a divorce at 20 due to unforeseen circumstances & met my current DH,( kids were still not part of my plan). I was on the patch & we used condoms religiously, I ended up pg with my DS, it wasn't till my 20 week u/s, did it hit me I wanted my baby and I wanted multiple babies with my DH. 5 years later we are waiting on #3 to arrive in July. I love being a mommy & I'm so glad I was blessed when I was.
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March 9th, 2013, 12:02 PM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
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I always wanted to be a mother. Every since being a young child it was just something I couldn't wait for. Wanting children is a big reason DH and I got married. We felt it was the first step on our journey to having the family we wanted. We started TTC 3 months after getting married.
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March 10th, 2013, 08:58 AM
ashj_1218's Avatar Hiya!
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I always knew I would have kids. I sorta thought I would be older when I started...but I never once pictured my life without kids.

I actually broke up with a boyfriend who did not want kids. It clearly wasn't going to work because kids were not a question for me. Some way, I was gonna have them.
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March 11th, 2013, 03:40 AM
ComfortablyMum's Avatar <3 Mummy 2 Eve <3
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From as long ago as I can remember
I was such fan of creating families and playing with my dolls growing up. I think the last age I remember playing with one was age 12
Don't think you'd see many 12 year olds playing with dolls these days.. haha

But when I knew what date/time I wanted kids was when Scott and I were happy enough and settled enough in life to know we could care for and raise our 1st lil bubba

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March 14th, 2013, 12:06 AM
KiwiMommy's Avatar Ashlynn's Mama
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Uhmmm...never. lol. Ash was not planned. It was soo exciting though and I'd never take it back. But I did not decide I wanted to be a mom before I was pregnant with her. And even then I was really nervous and not sure I was cut out for it. After her I wanted NO more kids. Ever.
Then I had the baby bug (thank you hormones) and along came Matthew.
Got the baby bug again..and the mirena. No more babies for a long time!

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March 15th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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It wasn't until I really got close to some and experienced the rewarding feeling of knowing them, about five years ago. Two little girls in particular - sisters - really stole my heart.

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March 15th, 2013, 03:21 PM
KatyG's Avatar Super Mommy
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I didn't want to ever have kids, I didn't like babysitting or anything like that. I love it now though, I want to have 2 more babies
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March 15th, 2013, 11:47 PM
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I have always wanted to have kids, 4 in fact! How things have changed as I am now one and done!

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