How many kids do you want/have?

@dani27 (545)
United States
February 7, 2008 4:21pm CST
I have always wanted 4 kids but early in our marriage we learned we may never get pregnant. After 4 years we adopted a little girl, now our goal is one kid at a time. We are happy with one but still hoping for 3 or 4. What about you?
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@Jemina (5783)
19 Feb 08
I just want one. I am not married yet but I told my boyfriend that I want only one child because I think it's difficult to get pregnant and give birth. Just the thought of it already scares me. But if my Amore will say he wants two then I think it's okay. I know it's nice to have a brother or a sister anyway.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
Hi there dani27! Congratulations for having a new addition to your family! We already have a son, and I'm planning to get pregnant again after three years after I graduated from college. I stopped studying and I'm about to go to school again this June.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
My parnter & i always wanted 2 kids, but after our 1st one, my partner was happy with just 1 & i wanted 3! We're pregnant with #2 now & have agreed that we'll discuss a third later down the track! If we do have a third baby, it wont be for 4-5 years so i think things will work out ok for us. I'm so glad you were able to help a little girl to have a normal home & loving family, if you do decide to go with 2 another 2 or 3, then at least you're helping kids that need to be loved & have secure homes! If i could afford to adopt i would but here in Oz, there are loads of people wanting to adopt but just no parents putting their babies up for adoption so it's harder here than it is there. I'm so happy for you & hope everything goes great when you decide to adopt again!
@rovian (1927)
• United States
8 Feb 08
I do not have any kids and I do not want any. Not even one. They are trouble, they are a distraction, and they make a lot of noise. Later on in life, when I have my own house, these are problems that I do not want to deal with.
@jhazie (340)
• Philippines
8 Feb 08
Hi, me only two kids its enough, its nice to give them good life for the future and grow with moral code of conduct,good ethical. you can support them all needs in just 2 kids im happy for that. :) good day!
@eds228 (20)
• Philippines
8 Feb 08
I've always wanted a baby girl in the family. My first child is a boy. Then after that I got a miscarriage. I am so sad because i think that would be a baby girl. I have planned for another pregnancy, and got a baby boy again. I only want 3 kids, and I do hope that when I get pregnant, it would be a baby girl.
• United States
8 Feb 08
I always wanted 6 kids. I don't know why. I'm the oldest of 2 so it's not like I came from a big family. My mother did, though. She was the 3rd youngest of 11 children. I can barely keep track of my cousins and their kids (and their kids). My husband wanted 2 kids (or less). We settled on three (this was even before we were married). Three seemed like a pretty good number to me. We never dreamed we would have 3 kids in the first 3 years of our marriage. Our oldest was born 5 months after our wedding. #2 came 9 months (almost to the day) of our 1st anniversary. #3 came 13 months after that. I was almost 26 and in no way done having kids that young, lol. We now have 4 children (they are 7, 6, 5 and almost 2 now) and still discussing having another. He said we were done after the last one but he found out he is having surgery next month and there is a 10% chance he might be sterile afterwards. Now he has been asking me what I think he should do and if I'm okay with never having another baby. I guess I am. If the surgery will help him and is easiest to recover from. I'll take our chances.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I have 2 kids. My husband wants us to have third, but I am content with the two that we have. However I have agreed to try for one more, but after that I am done! LOL Wait a minute...I've said that after I had my first AND second child. Oh well, I guess it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind! :P LOL
@heidi28 (69)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I have 2 and I am glad to rent them out LOL! Just kidding they are the love of my life but two is good anymore and I would probably go nuts. Good luck with it and you are doing a great thing, there is so many children out there that need moms and dads and too many people having children that don't need them. Maybe your purpose in life is to make a differnece in these childrens lives. Keep it up! You never know the doctors are not god they really don't know they told my cousin that she would never have children so she went to the phillipeans and adopted a little girl and 2 years later she had her own and she now has a total of 5 children. So keep up the faith.
@madasp (563)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Congratulations on your little girl! My husband and I both wanted 5 kids when we first got married, but after having 3 in a 4 year period we decided that was enough. Occasionally we would talk about more, but it was just never quite the right time. Now we have our first Grandchild on the way and I have a feeling being a grandmother is going to be much more fun than being a mother! You'll know when the time is right for another one.