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Monday QOTD

How many kids do you want to have in total? Are you pretty set on that number, or do you think you will change your mind? Have you always wanted that many?

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When I was younger I thought 2-3 kids would be nice. When DH and I got married, we sort of agreed on 3. Then we had DD in 2007 and DH said he wanted 10! :eek: Not that anything is wrong with 10 kids (*wink wink Asha!*) but it was quite the jump from our previous agreement on 3! Then we had DS in 2009 and we decided 4 would be enough Wink

We're pretty set on having 4, and being done after that. DD and DS are only 18 months apart, then we'll have a larger gap of almost 3 years between DS1 and DS2. So we'll probably have #4 close to #3 - groups of 2, you see Smile Maybe #4 will come in 2013? We'll see how I cope as a mother of 3 first, I guess!

As long as I have #4 by June of 2015, I'll be done having kids by age 30 Smile Ah, to be an empty nester by age 50.......;)

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Rob and I both came into the relationship with one child each, and really I just wanted a child to have together with him so I really wanted just one more... But Rob kinda has other plans.. At first he told me that if Kay was a girl he would be okay with being done, but then he wanted more ATLEAST 2 or 3 more... We didn't plan on having a baby so close but even with this next baby coming he says he wants atleast 2 more.

Me on the other hand would have been fine with Kay being the last baby, but apparently this next baby wanted to be born into the world.. Now I am really really okay with being done. That being said it's something we talk about a lot and still can not agree on it at all.

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That answer is definitely up in the air! I'd be happy with just one more. SO said the other day that he'd have 8 if we could afford it. We'll see Biggrin

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2-3.....I don't think after this baby I'll feel done but I may change my mind. having 2 was never a question but beyond that is kind of a one at a time how do we feel about it type of thing. I don't think we'll have more than 3 between age, work, lifestyle etc 3 sounds like a reasonable max for us but never say never Smile I'm definitely not someone who always yearns to have a baby in the house so eventually I think however bittersweet I will be ok with putting the newborn phase behind me.

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Two is my limit but who knows what the future may hold?

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Well I always said I wanted 2, so we will see how I feel once Aubrey is here.

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Ten seems like a good number! I always feel "done" when I am pregnant, but get the serious baby fever a year after. So I don't know. We have to move first too. I am 32 right now ( will be 33 at the end of the month) and I prefer to be done at 35.

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I have three children, so this baby is #4! My oldest son will be nine in a few weeks, my middle child, another son, is six and my princess will turn three right after baby Trystan comes. DH also has two sons from a previous marriage that are nine and six. Considering this baby was not planned, this will definitely be our last! DH will get the snip either right before or right after I give birth.

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I always just wanted a boy and a girl but then i always wanted 3 kids lol my hubby only wants 3 kids and he already has a son so that leaves me with 2 chances and with LO being a boy thats one more chance for a girl! I think if the next one is a boy as well we might try for number 4 if thats not a girl then tough luck lol.