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Old 03-25-2009, 08:38 AM   #11
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Years ago I never wanted children. Then marriage brought out the baby thoughts in me. We have two now. I'm not sure if I'm "done" or not. I would like a third or forth, but then another part of me goes "holy cow I don't know if I could handle a third." It all depends on how my health goes and what DH and I eventually decide on kids. I would be happy if we had to stop at our two girls (I do believe I would be sad though knowing that it was definite that we would not have more children). It would be financially easier to raise just the two girls, two is easier for both of us to care for, two is easier to take to the stores, two is easier when DH is gone training and deployed, and so on, but then another part of me wants 3-4. Oyyyy, decisions, decisions.

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Old 03-25-2009, 09:34 AM   #12
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I have one, the plan is 4. DH's incredibly politically correct (and very sensible IMO) response is we will have as many as we can afford and take care of. My upper limit is never driving anything that is bigger than a minivan
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #13
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I would like 5. Realistically though its most likely only going to be 3. After I adopt baby 2 I am "planning" to wait 5 years before I adopt a third (unless of course something speeds that timelime up.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:55 AM   #14
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i would love a whole house full if it wasn't so expensive...probably will have 3-4...although dh would be done with number 2 on the way.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:15 AM   #15
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Ive always wanted 4, and I am pg w/ #4 right now. I will have 2 boys and 2 girls. I say I am done, but who knows. Finances are getting the best of us, so its a hard decision.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:21 AM   #16
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When we were first married - DH wanted 2 and I wanted 3. After DD was born, we were contemplating stopping at 1. (can you say overwhelmed!) Now, we are 90% sure we will have a #2 at some point, just not sure when. We are half-heartedly TTA right now.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #17
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Re: How many kids do you have and how many did you want?

we always said 4 when we were dating and pg with DD, but after what happened with her DH said he was done. He changed his mind when she was about 18 mo so we tried again and got DS. Found out DS had a heart murmur and DH said we were done. (I still want at leat 4) Ask me next week, we may be expecting #3 (DH was in charge of the BC and said "oh well" we would like more anyway)
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:58 AM   #18
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I would have liked 3-4 (if we could afford them) but unless we can afford IVF again, DD will be an only.
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Re: How many kids do you have and how many did you want?

I said 2 or 3, each 3 yrs apart. Well, I was a single mom for the 1st 5 yrs of dd's life, then met my dh and got preggo. So #1 and #2 are 5.5 yrs apart. #2 and #3 are 16 mos apart, and #3 and this one will be right at 2 yrs apart!

Not exactly the plan, but I am happy with 4 and feel for sure we are done. After #2, I knew I wanted another one, no doubt about it. After #3, I really was not sure. DH said NO WAY, but later changed his mind. I decided it was a sign and we got preggo with #4.
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Re: How many kids do you have and how many did you want?

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Well.... I always said I wanted 4. But I wanted 3 girls and a boy!
Now... I have 4...3 boys and a girl!
I think I have enough kids LOL but I WISH I could have another girl!! We really wanted the last to be a girl...
Oh well...
LOL..I woudl have picked more boys than girls but I ended up with what you wanted # girls and a boy!

I wanted 4 and we are baking #4
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