How old were you when you had your only child?
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Sinclairbrooks - posted on 07/16/2012
I think a lot of these posters are young and they have an only child because they have had only one - SO FAR & that their only child will not always be an only child. I have an only child who will always be an only child. He was planned & I got pregnant at 39 (a conscious decision by my husband and me after 9 years of marriage) & had him about a week and a half before I turned 40.
Gaylie - posted on 05/29/2012
I was 40 when I conceived and went into labor on my 41st birthday! My husband was 44 when our daughter was born. I love being an older mom, but if I could write the story differently I would have started a bit earlier so I could have had one more. After much contemplation, my husband and I decided we have one beautiful child and that will be enough!
Amanda - posted on 05/25/2012
I was 38. Now I am 56 and my daughter is about to turn 18, and is going away to college in the fall. We are so close, and I am freaking out about the 6 hour distance we will have after September 23 (not that I am counting...). Anyone out there with some words of wisdom?
Dallas - posted on 04/28/2012
I was 35 as well as my husband. We did not have any medical issues, we got married when we were 33, kind of late i guess. From the day one we knew we only wanted one child.
Sometimes I feel little guilty that he does not have a sibling, but most of the time I am thinking that this is the best for us. We spend lots of time together, and since we both work my husband is very much involved with my child as well.
Sonja - posted on 04/09/2012
31. He was our miracle child after 6 years of trying. He was meant to be here because he was born 4 weeks early and with 6 holes in his heart. Once his heart surgery was complete he was a new baby. Then a week before he turned 2 1/2 he was diagnosed ASD. He is still our miracle child. We have many battles to face but I would not trade him for the world for the joy he brings to our lives. :)
Lisa - posted on 04/09/2012
i was 17 when i had my daughter izabella. i was going through my GCSE'S when i found out that i was pregnant(the pregnancy was planned) and i dont regret any of it. i did well in my exams and i have a lovely healthy daughter.
Trelanie - posted on 03/13/2012
i was 24, well and i still am lol dont turn 25 till october. Im older than alot of girls who are having kids these days...alot of ppl are having their first child during teenage years..im glad i at least waited till i was out of undergrad.
Andrea - posted on 03/08/2012
I was 38 years old. I am happy that I waited to have my child. It was nice to have a turning point where I did not have to worry about me ( me getting older, me getting fatter, me being satiated to boredom) He was and is a wonderful distraction. I don't count the wrinkles on my face I count the moments we laugh together. I don't mind chossing vacation spots that appeal more to him than me. Losing those last 5lbs. is irrelevant when I want to hear about his day. There is room for all those concerns. I still exercise and diet but I feel like I had my twenties and most of my thirties to obsesse about those things. I feel like I did my share of indulgent romantic vacations.
Deb - posted on 03/05/2012
30..we had talked about having more but ....things happened, life happened (i.e, not a biological issue) and one day I realized we weren't having more. When I look back on it, I realize that I was totally in love with my little kiddo...so happy and content with him, and I loved doing the kid stuff with him---he was a handful too though!! He is all I ever need and want in a son! I loved doing everything with him when he was a toddler and even now, I love to hang out with him more than anyone. I love him so much!!