I will be 31 with this baby. I don't think I want more, but if I change my mind I don't think I want another after I turn 35 or 36.
I wouldn't TTC after 30.
But moreso for the fact that I don't want to be raising babies forever.
Geee until this thread I didn't feel old. lol --- I can speak from both sides of the fence. I got married right after high school and had my first child at 19 and my twins at 22. I had a tubal and thought my pregnant days were over. ---- Fast forward ----After 17 years of marriage I divorced my 1st husband and became a single mom. I met a wonderful single dad and decided to get married again. After much talking to family and the kids we decided to have a child together. My second husband and I have a 15 month old and I and due July 5th. I will turn 40 three months after my newest son is born. My hubby will turn 43 about three weeks before our son is born. --- My kids ages are 19 ( turns 20 next month) twins 17 1/2, step daughter 15 ( turns 16 in July) , 15 months old and due July 5th. It's been wonder being an older mom and the kids love their baby sister. They spoiler her and can't wait till their new brother is born. ---I don't feel 18 but I don't feel 100 either. I have no trouble keeping up with my 15 month old. I have taken good care of myself and have no health issues. ---One of the funny things is my pregnancies since I have been older have been better then the ones when I was younger. I have had less complications with my recent pregnancies ---When I was younger I could never imagine being a new mom in my late 30's but it's been a wonderful experience and I wouldn't change a thing.
personally I would want to be done by 30 but that doesn't mean I think anything older is 'old' :lol: for everyone else I'd say until 40. Older than 40 is kind of pushing it IMO
Quoting drunk b**bs.:" Any reason you're waiting until 35?"
Because I'll be done with school and working. :P
I'm nearly 27 now.
Quoting Vault Dweller
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" Are you planning to retire at 35? "
What? No. I'm planning on being in the career I'm going to school for.
The deal with my husband about #5 was that we'd have another if I was the one who was making the money. :lol:
Quoting Vault Dweller
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" Guess I read it literally, lol"
Sometimes, it's hard to read things over the internet. I run into that a lot with the amount of sarcasm I use regularly.
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I turned 29 a couple days ago and told my husband 30 or we are done. We will be ttc starting in June so he has about a year to knock me up :).
Wow, I really feel old now! I didn't get pregnant with my first until I was 29, had him at 30 and then this one will be born a month past my 35th birthday. I'm done after this, but I had a 4 year wait while my hubby finished school. With the cost of daycare, we couldn't afford two at a time. I will say, it's been a lot harder on my body the 2nd time around and I routinely tell people that I should have done this 10 years ago, but I was able to completely enjoy my 20s. Went away to college right after HS, was free to move across the country, took some time to figure things out and am now on my 10th year in my career. Very stable employment for both me and DH. I bought my house when I was 25 and single, have a good retirement account set up, etc. I personally needed all this security before being comfortable bringing children into the picture. My mom had me when she was 22 and she struggled for years as a single mom, I guess that might have molded my opinions on childbearing a little bit. To each his own I say, but I don't know how women go through pregnancy in their 40s, I'm DARN tired at 35, I think 5 years from now it just might kill me :)
I'm pretty sure I'm done now. I just had my 4th (one of my son's was stillborn) and I got pregnant when I was 29. If i did decide to get pregnant again, it would have to be before 35 because I don't want to add advanced maternal age on top of my list of complications. Plus having babies at 40 didn't sound real appealing. :)
At this point, I don't try to plan things out too much, because sometimes you just don't get a choice or get happy surprises. Of the 4 boys, only 2 were planned. Life sometimes has its own plans. ;)
I don't think I ever though or realized the average age on here is in their 20's. I never really felt old. Had DD at 32 and TTC at 34 and not sure when i'd ever stop TTC. We would have loved to have children earlier it just wasn't in the cards for us. So many years of TTC and IVFs we just feel so lucky to have what we have. Hopefully we get more but we are blessed. So I really don't have a cut off. If you want something bad enough you can do some amazing things to get it:)!