I have one older brother who lives on the other side of the country. He's a mental mess and I feel like I missed out by not having a sibling I'm close with.
DH is the youngest of 4. He has 3 older sisters.
I'm not sure how this all played into how many kids I want. I guess being from a small-ish family did make that seem more 'normal' to me than 7 kids, so perhaps it affected me in that way. I always thought I wanted 3 kids but DH already has a daughter so now I'm thinking 2. Our age and finances probably play more into it than the size of our birth families.
im a middle child and i have an older sister and a younger brother, DH is the baby and he has 3 older brothers and 1 older sister. He wants 3 kids I only want 2 because i hated being the middle child and always told myself i wouldnt have 3 just so there isnt a middle child lol i know sounds crazy
I know what you mean though. I was the second born and I feel ripped off in that my baby book is smaller and has less written in it than my brother's....so that's something that sticks with me and I don't want to re-create with my second born. Hubby is the 4th so there are like 4 lines written in his baby book! HA HA!
i barely had any pictures of me by myself it was always with my sister or by brother, always got hand me downs from my sister while she got to go shopping every year for school and so did my brother. Those little things always stick with us and i know my parents didnt do it on purpose buy i dont think they realized how much it effected me.
I don't have any "full" siblings, but have 2 half siblings who are much younger than I am (13+ years) so I really grew up as an only child. My DH is the middle of 3. Unlike most middle kids (LOL), my DH thinks three is a perfect number. We said 2-3, but at two didn't feel done so here we are.
I always leaned towards more than less because I desperately wanted siblings when I was younger and still wish I had one (or more!) closer to my age. Which is also why we had them so close (my DH is 1.5 & 2.5 years apart from his sibligns).
I have two sisters and two step sisters and two step brothers. It was nice to always have someone to talk to growing up. I feel that my mom did a great job with each of our baby books. (i have a feeling i wont be as good as i should because i currently cant find my daughters ). I have always wanted a big family.
DH is the oldest of 4, and wants 4. Most of the families in his extended family have 4, I think that is why.
I have three sisters and three brothers. I am the middle child, and I am pretty ok with that, but it isnt the same as if there were only three of us I imagine. I am really close with my sisters. I have a love/punch relationship with my little brother (he can be quite thick sometimes). And I don't talk to my older brothers, one even refuses to be in the same building as me, his fault and my fault, whatever.
DH has one brother and one half brother.
I never thought I wanted any kids, honestly then I got pregnant, and wanted DS. I was happy, got my baby fix at work most of the time, and with so many siblings someone is bound to have a kid eventually. DS has been asking for a sibling for years, since he realized how much his cousins had fun together. DH finally decided he needed siblings.
I don't know that my family size had anything to do with how many I wanted. I see how great siblings can be, but I also see the bad side of it too.