How old where you when you had your first child?

United States
August 5, 2007 9:37pm CST
How old where you when you had your first child and would you do it differently if you could?
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• United States
6 Aug 07
I was 20 when i had my first child he was unplanned but his father and i wouldnt change a thing , then i had my 2nd at 24 yrs she too was unplanned but a blessing and once you been through the ringer once the next are a breeze and with out third im 26 and he/she was planned i love being a mom and some people may think 20 was too young but for me it turned out to be just right! and i think what makes it a little easier and more right for me is that im still with the daddy of my children, were going on 11yrs now and its great!!!
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• United States
9 Aug 07
I was 22 when I had my first child. I would not change a thing about it.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I had my first child at 22 and I would do it over again a million times!
@youless (86621)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Aug 07
When my son was born, I was 29 years old. Finally I finished many important goals before I reached the age of 30.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
9 Aug 07
Hi there. I gave birth to my 7.11 pound husnand... I was 21 years old and had been working in a local restaurant, for a while... I would not change my self nor my ways... definetly...
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
8 Aug 07
I was 24 yrs when i had my first kid and i think it the right age and i was sectioned due to the kid having the umblical cord around his neck.
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
7 Aug 07
I was 24 - only about 2 months shy of being 25 & for me that was a good age :) I didn't wanna be too old but i also didn't wanna be too young :) I had her by scheduled Caesarean & she cam out 8lb 5oz so that was good for me - i don't think i'd change anything about it at all. Even better was that she was born in June (060606) so it's half way between Xmas's - it makes life so much easier with presents!
@devilsangel (1821)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I was 22 when I had my daughter. I was still young but If I had it to do over I wouldn't change having her. She is a gift and an Angel and one of the most precious things ever given to me. Her and her brother are two very special people that I am thankful for having.
• United States
6 Aug 07
I was 25 and I would not change a thing!!! I love being a mommy!!!
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
6 Aug 07
i was 20 years old when i gave birth to my little girl.now looking back i guess was better if i would be waiting at least 5 years.i think i weren't too prepared for beeig mother although i wished so much this.don't know which is the proper age for having a child.i guess we feel it when it comes.and perhaps it is normal to geta little scared then cause you never experienced parenting before and is something new and full of responsability and this wouldn't be so easier
• United States
6 Aug 07
I was 17 and don't think I would change anything, I love my son and he changed my life for the better. I always want to to have my first child at 20 but now I guess I'll have my second or third child by then.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I had my first (my oldest son) when I'd just turned 23, my daughter was born a couple months before I turned 25 and my youngest son was born when I was 28...Would I do anything differently if I could in regards to my first child? naw...not really...I mean I see it as everything happened as it should ya know...
@sunshinecup (7882)
6 Aug 07
I was the ripe old age of 26. She was a complete surprise that was the best thing that could have ever happen to me.
• India
6 Aug 07
i was 29 when i had my son.. he is 10 months old now.. i would not do anything differently.. i am enjoying parenting very much.. now that he is walking.. i just love the way he moves aound the house and checks things out..
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I was also 23 - a popular age it seems. I had been married for almost two years and wanted a baby very much. I had been around babies and kids all my life so I felt ready. I had my second son at 27 and I am happy with that. Now they are nearly grown and I am still relatively young and can relate to them and still live my life. I also had a LOT more patience when I was younger so it really worked out for the best.I would do the same if I was given a choice.
@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I had my son when I was 23. I would do it at the same time, even if I had the chance to do it again. My husband and I were married and we were both ready emotionally for the baby. We both had good jobs and we were ready financially, at least for the pregnancy. After I had my baby and I realized how miserable I was away from him while I was at work and he was at the babysitter, I quit my job. We're not as well off financially now, but we don't have any problems meeting all of our basic needs, so we are still fine. Everything is working out well for us. We're even thinking about having another baby sometime soon, now that our son is 18 months old.
@madzie09 (279)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
I was 17 years old when I had my first daughter..a little early but it happend..and maybe yes...i would do it differently if i could..i probably would have my first baby at 25 or 26..but some said that there are also dvantages of having your baby at an early age because you don't have much gap when they grow up..i think it's ok if things would turn out that way someday, at least i won't have a hard time understanding her.. :)
• Malaysia
6 Aug 07
i was 28 years old when i had my first child...well, i was overdue eleven days and i was induce on the 10th day. i had my contraction for twenty hours and it was all gone when i hold my son for the first time. i am not sure whether i want to do it differently since what i've been gone through but i get the best reward ever.
@naem86 (123)
• Malaysia
6 Aug 07
I was 23. I think it was the perfect age.It was planned and my husband and I had been married for 3 1/2 years. ps: feel free to visit my own blog about scooter here http://electric-scooterinfo.blogspot.com