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- 15-01-200402:04 PM #1Teen
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- Dec 2003
- Manly, Sydney
What made you decide to have children?
I remember that I didn't want to have children. After working with children for over a decade I realized what a commitment and responsibility it was.Then it came to me, very strongly YOU REALLY WANT TO HAVE CHILDREN. Deep in my heart I just knew it was true. I realised I also feared the pain of childbirth but it was enough that I knew I really wanted to have a child. So about 7 months later I decided I should start TTC and did first time. The rest is history.
What's your story?
- 15-01-200402:51 PM #2Infant
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- Jun 2003
LOL I laughed when I read this title - and then thought "two little pink lines".....
Seriously, I have wanted/knew I would have kids ever since I was about 14... but I always thought I'd be married, or at least shacked up before I did. But life throws some mysterious curve balls at us - and it always happens for a reason!!
Now that I have Jye, I'd have 6 kids.... I need to marry a rich man!! LOL
: DS Jye Ashley born 23/03/2003
- 15-01-200402:54 PM #3
I always wanted children. I have always loved them and have been drawn to them. I have always wanted them from as far back as I remeber and I knew that one day I was going to have children. So I guess it's not really a question of 'what made me decide' but more of 'when'.
When my husband and i got married we thought we would wait 5 years, just so we could have some time together before we started a family. We had a whoops, come along (unplanned bub) earlier than expected. (mind you, because we both wanted a baby we were a little careless at times) We were married for 3 years. But unfortunatley we lost that little bubby. We were so disapointed. we wanted a baby so much after that. So we just went ahead and tried again straight after. Mia was concieved 2 months after we lost our first baby.Married 08/11/98DD 28/03/2003DS 08/02/2005Baby number #3 due 02/2013
Good mothers have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids
- 15-01-200403:09 PM #4Infant
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- Mar 2003
I laughed too Jus, my reply was going to be "I was pregnant"!
I had been clucky since forever, but the year or so before I fell pgrenant I had started to wonder if I really wanted kids. I was enjoying being an adult, not living with parents, no big responsibilities (except a mortgage I guess). Maybe Audrey saw me getting comfy and decided she didn't have years to wait for me to get over it lol.Leah
- 15-01-200403:21 PM #5kylie Guest
I had been wanting to have a baby since I was about 10. I use to spend most of my days at all the neighbours houses helping them with their babies, then I was a live in nanny twice. I always knew I wanted to get married and have kids young.
As soon as we got married we knew we wanted to have a baby straight away. It was just a really strong urge and I knew I coudln't wait at all.
- 15-01-200403:30 PM #6Lisa_S Guest
Lol i said i was never having kids... i had a reputation to upkeep and kept to it til i was about 19 but I've secretly always wanted to settle down and have kids.. have wanted to do that since about 14 yrs old.
at 19, at my engagement party there were babies there.. twins! Ohhh how adorable.. of course I got in a cuddle with one of them when all the adults were out back... and my brother was giving me crap about it saying ohhh your clucky.. lol and my dh to be was just embarrassed from all the teasing!
i went inside cos the baby was crying.. his twin was asleep alone in the pram : ( so I rocked the crying baby to sleep and was about to put him right next to his twin when a friend of my mums ran in to check on the babies and saw me. her mouth dropped wide open and of course she went to get everyone.
bah. reputation ruined. oh well.... lol
got pregnant not too long after i got married hehe of course i said it was an accident (reputation again) but it was SO NOT AN ACCIDENT! dh and i really wanted children and were bonking like crazy hehe
anyway off track a bit there... why did i want kids? It was a deep seated urge... i felt incomplete even after meeting my other half... i had the need to have a child with dh to make our family complete. i wanted a product of our love to love together and grow with us as we grew in our marriage.
Of course now i want 10 kids. I admit i want that many because i think birth is such an exhilirating experience i just HAVE to do it again at least 9 more times lol
but really i love kids too so the more the merrier!
- 15-01-200403:51 PM #7
i reckon subconsciously i knew it would be take the opportunity or i'd never have kids. i was single and didn't think i'd ever find a man i'd want to marry (pretty picky and not very outgoing. can you believe rob is more shy than i am?)
i was incredibly clucky for the month or so before I fell pregnant too
- 15-01-200404:12 PM #8~Camp Tramp~
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- Mar 2003
I always knew I wanted children from a very early age. When I met DH he already had a son and when we got full custody of him we still thought we would wait to have our own. I was going to get my degree and work for a while first. Finn was a wonderful suprise though and it happened really at the best time. We were so glad that we had him when we did and they are close enough in age to grow up together.Jo
- 15-01-200404:46 PM #9
when I was younger I wanted kids then as I got older I sub-consciously taught myself to hate and detest them. I decided I never wanted one and was happy without. Then I met DH and time was a tickin' ! Decided that I did want ONE and did that. My life plan had different ideas and we are back for seconds, but that is it!Love & Light Kelli
- 15-01-200405:14 PM #10
Also one of the 'when I found I was pregnant' ones here :
I've never been clucky, liked little kids, but didn't click with babies at all. Dh and I used to joke that we'd give our baby to a friend to raise until it was 2 (before I was pregnant!)
Then we had an oops, and oh how happy we were!Kathi
Mum of two boys (9 and 7)
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