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Have you ever wished you waited a little while longer to have your children?


Asked by 1sexymother at 11:05 AM on Jul. 1, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • OMG yes!!!! I really do! I don't regret having my children, not at all, BUT I do wish I had waited just a bit longer until I was really ready to be a mom...and I think, if I could do it all over again, I would only have one child, not three...because they are expensive and as they get older it just gets more so, especially with school uniforms and school they eat a lot more, hahaha! I wish I had put more thought into having kids and what it would mean in the long-term rather than thinking oh babies are so cute....LOL

    Answer by chavela_carlita at 2:48 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I do wish I would have waited a little longer I wanted to go in to the military and finish college before I had my dd but now I would not change it for the would!! She is my heart!! And I go to school now so I can still complete my dreams just a little later in life!

    Answer by 2prettylittle1s at 11:35 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • Nope, because then they wouldn't be the same children :P. No, I'm happy with what I have, I don't do what ifs too often.

    Answer by aishanabuaisha at 11:06 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • No...I was 37.

    Answer by beckie66 at 11:25 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • I love my 14 year old more than anything, but I was way to immature at 20 and didn't want to grow up. He would have had a much smoother path he been a little later.

    Answer by hdb at 11:28 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • Yes. I was 23 when i had DS and didn't plan on having children until much closer to 30. I wanted to finish grad school before i had a baby, instead i had a baby right, smack in the middle of it. C'est la vie.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 11:44 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • No. We had been married 5 years when we had our first. I am so glad we waited until then. We were still young (23) but we had already had a chance to spend 5 years as a married couple, go on vacations, buy a house, and generally establish ourselves before adding in children. By the time we started our family, we were totally ready.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:06 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • I gave birth to my oldest at nineteen, after only 1 year of marriage. But I have never regretted giving birth to this amazing little girl!! She and her sisters and brothers are my everything. Even thinking about a world without them is painful. Children are a blessing from the Lord.

    Answer by ValMommy17 at 5:03 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • yes i was 23 & 4 months into my marriage when i got wasnt planned. however, now that its been a few years i wouldnt change a thing. plus, when she turns 20 i'll only be 43!!

    Answer by okmanders at 11:51 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • nope. it was the perfect time. and it was the same age my mom had me so its great.

    Answer by lambdarose at 8:17 AM on Jul. 2, 2011