How many children are u having, are you planning for more ?

@aweins (4203)
India
June 11, 2009 12:13pm CST
How many children are you having? we are having a daughter and she is just fifteen months old. and i think we wont plan for any otrher child now. it is too difficult to raise a baby and fulfill their needs in this expensive time. everything is so expensive and then to meet their needs is also a question . if you dont then neither will you nor they will feel good. so i feel, that in this expensive time we will not plan any other child . to give a good schooling is also as important as any other thing in life. to give good education , good living everything is so important.
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@Niah1976 (733)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
We have only one kid. I don't have plans of having another. Being pregnant is very costly because of the monthly check ups plus the vitamins and the milk for pregnant moms. Another thing is that I don't think I can bear the pain of delivering a baby. Now, she is 4 yrs old. She will be studying and the tuition fee is really expensive. We can't afford to have another one.
• Ireland
13 Jun 09
I have a son, 2 years old now. I have no plan to have another one also.
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
11 Jun 09
I have 2 kids Plus 1 step child. My stepson is 13, my daughter is 8 and my other daughter is just over 2 months. If I can convince my husband, then I would love to have another one by the time I'm 35. However, I think that we would probably have to win the lottery first before we can afford another child b/c as you say, it is expensive
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• Canada
11 Jun 09
We have three children are finished. My tubes are tied so there will be no chance of having anymore. You are correct that it is expensive to raise a child. Our three our 5 years apart so they are all hitting their milestone ages where they start to eat more, grow faster, etc and that effects the budget.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I have 2, though I only planned for one, and no they aren't twins! LOL As far as wanting any more, no not really. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but my life is pretty full with the two that I have. However, my husband wants us to have one more, so we shall see what happens...
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@hi2rashid (153)
• India
12 Jun 09
I hav two childrens one boy one girl. i think its enough for me.no i don't plan for more.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I want to have atleast 2 and a max of 4.. LOL! I wanted to have a big family, cause I had one.. I have 4 other siblings, and it's really nice to have someone you could play with, and talk, and when you get older, someone whom you can shout at and throw things at. LOL. My boyfriend says 4 is out of the questions, because, it is really expensive to have a kid, and he already has one from a previous relationship.. I say we just need to budget and plan ahead, and then we could afford to have a really big family. =)
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Right now I have 2 daughters and a stepson. I am also due any day now with my third daughter. I am done having children though. I dont want anymore at the moment after this. Four children is plenty to have. We will soon be a family of 6. I also dont think with the way the economy is we could afford to have any larger of a family.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 09
I have a 14 year old son and he is doing well at secondary school. He is a responsible and sensible person. I also have a 2 year old son that has spina bifida. He is dear little one with a bright smile. I love to watch him play and look at books. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant with my baby girl. I am so excited about having her in my life. She will make my family complete. After her birth I don't think I could afford to have any more children. My sister has 4 children but she lives in a large house. My house is small but in a peaceful location overlooking fields.
@turones (206)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
we now have only one kid who is 3 years old now. my husband and i like to have about 3 or 4 children but of course, it will depend on our financial situation. you are right when you said that everything is expensive today and we have to make sure that we could give our children proper education, good life, and a better future.
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
12 Jun 09
It is expensive to raise a child. I have one child, a 3 year old girl. I would like to have one more in the future. And I would like for it to be a boy. But no time soon will I be having another child.
@hughchen (32)
• China
12 Jun 09
i do not get a baby yet,but i like baby very much.they are so cute,and clever.they learn very quick.they are so smart.and i like to have two.because the only son/daughter will feel lonely,they may not feel happy,and sometimes he can share his everything to another.
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
Ever since I was in high school, my mind has already been set of having only two kids: a boy and a girl and it still stucks to my head until now.
@xanlui (38)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
It's kinda hard raising a lot of children. We have to consider if we can give our child enough or more of what she/he needs. You better think twice and plan ahead. I also have a baby boy, 7 months now, but we're not planning on a second one just yet. We are still figuring out how are we going to raise him.
@mye_drew (182)
• Israel
12 Jun 09
i dont have yet childrens,.but if ever i want minimum maximum of three children only
• India
12 Jun 09
Same thing here...I have a son who will be 10 this July and we have no plans for any more kids. As you say, times are expensive and in India we have such poor quality Govt help that its not an option really. As it is with only one kid, both hubby and me are working yet at the end of the month, we are hardly saving anything (and we dont really have a luxurious lifestyle)..providing the basics itself seems such a huge task that having another baby was never really an option.