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POLL: How old were you

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POLL: How old were you

When you had your first baby? The husband and I wanted to wait until we were about 28-30 but now we are thinking maybe sooner. Just curious about when everyone had theirs :)

Under 18 Vote
 
 12.4% (11)
18/19 Vote
 
 18.0% (16)
20/21 Vote
 
 19.1% (17)
22/23 Vote
 
 9.0% (8)
24/25 Vote
 
 7.9% (7)
26/27 Vote
 
 2.2% (2)
28/29 Vote
 
 5.6% (5)
30/31 Vote
 
 3.4% (3)
32/33 Vote
 
 1.1% (1)
34-39 Vote
 
 2.2% (2)
40-45 Vote
 
 0.0% (0)
old as dirt Vote
 
 0.0% (0)
no kids Vote
 
 19.1% (17)
LaLa --- 2 years ago -

When you had your first baby?
The husband and I wanted to wait until we were about 28-30 but now we are thinking maybe sooner.
Just curious about when everyone had theirs :) 

AZbound --- 2 years ago -

I was 19. I got pregnant with her on our 1 year anniversary. We started early but we love it...we'll be younger when they move out! =0) 

IrishTwinsx2plus1 --- 2 years ago -

I was 26 and married seven years, still didn't seem old enough. lol :) 

accountnickname --- 2 years ago -

My husband and I were both 21 when we had our first. We knew we wanted to begin our family early in life. We made the appropriate choices financially to make it work without debt and still allow me to stay home. 

bellarina --- 2 years ago -

Was 24 when I got pregnant, gave birth when I was 25. 

kristin40 --- 2 years ago -

I was 26 years old. 

Braydens Mommy --- 2 years ago -

19 with my 1st, 21 with my second and now 23 with my 3rd. Wish we would have waited and spent more time together just the two of us, but I wouldn't trade them for anything ;) 

ChefsDoItBetter3 --- 2 years ago -

No kids and not sure if I want any. If I decide to have some though I plan on waiting until after im 28. 

BettyDraper06 --- 2 years ago -

We started early.... I was 20 he was 21.... I'm 25 now and have 3! We planned them all this way so that when we are in our late 30's early 40's we don't have young kids and we can go explore the world and take all the nice vacations we want=) hubby will be retired before our 1st graduates HS=) 

ooorah69P --- 2 years ago -

The ex was 24 and i was 26. We ended up having three altogether. 

booklver81 --- 2 years ago -

I was 20 when I got pregnant...didn't intend on having kids but he was a "welcome home" surprise after hubs came back from Okinawa. 

Poe --- 2 years ago -

25 

LaLa --- 2 years ago -

We planned them all this way so that when we are in our late 30's early 40's we don't have young kids and we can go explore the world and take all the nice vacations we want

This! lol we plan on exploring before they come. But we both have to finish school. So how the freak are we gonna have time to explore.
And we are like at home all the time so its not like we are missing out on life if we have kids lol idkkkkkkk
i want to finish school move back home and buy a house first. But i feel like that might not be realistic. 

Wiscogirl --- 2 years ago -

I'm 26, he's 22. We're waiting at least a year 

Champ --- 2 years ago -

Not to give you reasons to start earlier, but here was my reason (we originally thought age 25/26 then changed our mind. First, was at 19. Then waited 4 years to try again.

But depending on how many kids you want/spacing. But if you start later and have issues concieving you could end up 35, having one of your kids which puts you at a higher risk. 

Calimommy --- 2 years ago -

I was 17 when I had her. Although I am married to her dad going on 8 years. It was NOT easy and I do NOT recommend it. 

SinCitygrl1 --- 2 years ago -

I was 18 years old. 

MY2BoysRmyLIFE --- 2 years ago -

I was 28 when I conceived. Turned 29 the week before they were born. My husband was was 25/26. 

BettyDraper06 --- 2 years ago -

LaLa..... I had mine close together too.... I have had 3 kids in less than 5 years my 3 and 4 year old are 17 months apart and the baby is only 11 weeks.

If you want kids and are about to be done with school then go for it. Or like someone said you could put it off and put it off and find out you have trouble conceiving and won't have your first child until you are in your mid to late 30's.... Not saying its a bad thing but it's harder taking care of little ones the older you get . My mom was 37 when she had my little sister.... I'm the oldest of 5 youngest is 13 years apart from me. My mom has told me so many times having a baby @ 37 was WAY harder than when I was in my early 20's! 

BettyDraper06 --- 2 years ago -

And we want to wait to travel until we are older because we know we will be more financially secure and have more fun! I have a champagne taste on a beer budget and we are working our way up to that champagne budget to match our taste=) 

AnonyMISS --- 2 years ago -

Jeeze, I'm going to feel like an old lady when my husband and I have kids. I will be 25 this year and we will be married 5 years, we are thinking maybe in two or three more years. But you know, I suppose that's a fairly normal age for civilian couples..I doing stuff around base and I feel like I'm missing an accessory...a stroller...lol 

BellaLaVie --- 2 years ago -

Jeeze, I'm going to feel like an old lady when my husband and I have kids. I will be 25 this year and we will be married 5 years, we are thinking maybe in two or three more years. But you know, I suppose that's a fairly normal age for civilian couples..I doing stuff around base and I feel like I'm missing an accessory...a stroller...lol 


My husband and I will be married 6 years this year and we still want to wait another 3-4 years. You're not alone :) 

accountnickname --- 2 years ago -

Or like someone said you could put it off and put it off and find out you have trouble conceiving and won't have your first child until you are in your mid to late 30's....

This is actually a point that many people do not realize. Egg decline (and resulting fertility decline) begins at 26/27. By 30 a woman only has 1/8th of her eggs left. Now for most people without underlying fertility problems it should be fine (perhaps just taking a little longer to achieve pregnancy, but not always of course), but for the 10-15% of couples with fertility problems that might make a big difference. I don't think anyone should ever make their reproductive choices based on that, but I do think women should understand how our bodies work. 

AnonyMISS --- 2 years ago -

Well, if that time comes and I can't get pregnant, I suppose that is God's will, then maybe I can give a homeless child a loving, caring home. Not everyone HAS to reproduce. 

BettyDraper06 --- 2 years ago -

You are very right anonymiss.... Lots of children need homes=) 

accountnickname --- 2 years ago -

Not everyone HAS to reproduce. 

Again, not suggesting that it is a reason to make any choices as it is way too important of a decision than simply that. It's just something I happen to have some knowledge of the research on and felt I would share as I believe in knowing how our bodies work!

I plan to be a foster parent in the future, and if it were to lead to adoption so be it. I have two adopted siblings. 

AnonyMISS --- 2 years ago -

accountnickname- I wasn't trying to sound rude, you make a very valid point and I understand you were just sharing information, lol...But on another note, I personally feel like there are waaayyy too many young, unprepared parents on base, just because you got married at 18 doesn't mean you have to have a baby right away, jeeze, take some time and live your lives and grow together...then maybe so many military marriages wouldn't fail. Not saying every young couple is like this, but I feel like I see it WAAAYY too often...I feel like many young wives around here feel like they have to have a child to "fit in." Being around here makes one think they are way behind the band wagon. But that's how many families are in the military in general... 

Champ --- 2 years ago -

Having a child to fit in sounds like a terrible idea, other reasons (depending) not so much. I had baby fever at a much younger age than I procreated. I used to ask my mom to have a kid for me to take care of (young minded) our original plan was 25, then we rediscussed and changed it. Then we waited for more financial stability before embarking again. Sometimes I occassionally think of the had we waited til 25 to start and had more time to just hang out with each other without the responsibility of children, but that wasn't me. I've never had the desire to drink, party, or go to clubs. I don't know how we would have panned out as a couple if he would have been "mr party" and me the opposite. Not saying everone who waits to have kids have a crazy lifestyle. Blah blah blah, rambling at this point. 

Taminator --- 2 years ago -

I had my daughter at 21. Most of my cousins and friends back home started having kids at 18/19 but I think 21 is a little early. Wouldnt change having her so early but I can say school would be a heck of a lot easier lol

I was 17 when I had her. Although I am married to her dad going on 8 years. It was NOT easy and I do NOT recommend it.

Wish all girls could hear this! I seen so many pregnant teens at the Avacodo Festival yesterday. I hate to judge them but all I can think about is how hard their lives will be :( 

MommaNanny --- 2 years ago -

I was 19. My little guy is 1 now. We were just ready and didnt see any point in waiting. We were done with the partying phase. People look at me like im 16 with a baby. But i wouldnt change it for the world. Our son is the best thing to ever happen to us. We are still going to college (online) and work. I work from home. I know its not for everyone though. 

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