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Why did you choose to stop at one or two children?

Why did you choose to not have anymore children after you had just one or two?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:06 AM on Feb. 16, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (45)
  • i stopped cuz they told me if i had more than the one i had that it would kill me and most likely the baby too... my son almost didnt make it as it was and i was in the hospital for about 3 weeks after he was born...

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • We had DD (#1) and were completely happy. Then it just seemed like we weren't quite done. After DS (#2), we knew we were. It's a good number for us - everyone has their own window in the car, we can afford them, the level of stress is tolerable - it's what works for us.

    Answer by Wimsey at 7:11 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • right now we cant afford a second child. We thought about having baby #2 in about 8-9 years from now. if we still want a baby by then, then we will try for it.

    but after 2nd baby we are def. done. i never wanted more than 2 kids. there is no specific reason for it, i just dont want more. no reason to have a whole soccer team ;)

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:16 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Because I had other priorities at the time.

    Answer by milmiracle at 7:20 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Because I didn't want any kids... And somehow we have two... I love my kids but kids in general just aren't my thing and I hate being a mom...

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Right now we don't have the money or the living space for another child. We have thought about having another child in about 4-5 years from now but we will see when that time comes. I would be happy if we just had one, because it would mean we would get to do more with that one child rather than 2 children.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 7:28 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • i had a similar experience to one of the ppl above, my daughter and I almost didn't make it out alive. I was also told to not have anymore. I did get pregnant nine years ago and lost that child four months into the pregnancy, now, by sheer accident but, it's ok- here I am six months preggers and scared to death. I have to have a c section with this one too, so far so good, no complications, yet I am praying all falls into place and we are fine and healthy during and after delivery.

    Answer by Arri at 7:28 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • I have two sons 8 & 11. and would love to have another child. If it's a girl, great. Another boy, great. Doesn't matter but we can't afford it and I'm scared. O.k. My second son was sick when he was born and I'm just afraid to have a baby that's not healthy. Plus I love my kids very much but I admit they drive me crazy at times. Hey, they're healthy and we can afford whatever they need and that's what counts. I'm happy.

    Answer by elainecat at 7:31 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • We can comfortably afford two and any more kids would have driven me crazy.


    Answer by beeky at 7:42 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Shortly after DD was born, I began having issues with "my equipment" and was considered high risk for pregnancy, so DH had the big "V" to avoid risks of becoming prego again.

    Answer by TeensMom07 at 7:48 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

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