How many children do you/did you want?

United States
January 3, 2007 4:52am CST
I am curious. Seems our wants and what we really find in life are two different things. I wanted one, maybe two children. Somehow (another thread would be needed to explain) I have five children. How many do you want or how many did you want?
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• Ireland
16 Jan 07
I always imagined myself having 4 or 5 kids. However I have endometriosis and I've been trying for a few years now to have a child. So obviously my expectations have changed!
• United States
30 Sep 08
I was quite the opposite. I wanted a big family. If I could, I would have around 5 or 6... I don't know what it is, but there is something about having a big family that has always appealed to me. I have two daughters. I love them so much and would one day like to add to the family while I still can. Who knows if it will happen, but I can dream...
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I had a daughter first, then a little boy. I feel complete having one of each, like I get to experience the girly things with my daughter and the rough-sporty side with a little boy.
@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
I wanted 3, then 2, then only 1, but I have 0. I'm still very sad about it. I have had 3 first trimester miscarriages and 1 second trimester loss/stillbirth of a baby girl. I'm now almost 40 and have decided that I will have no children.
• United States
5 Feb 07
I have 3 children and my husband and I wanted 4, so we were not far off. My husband got a vasectomy after our third.
@cuhkiz (569)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
Im e lesbian but if your going to ask me how many kids i want to beare...hmm..i want 2, boy and girl. But sometimes, what we really wanted are not really the one we get. Some wants 2 children, but turns out to have 4 :) funny....
@smartnrich (1067)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 07
The quantity of the children you have is not important, but the education, preparation for quality of their future life which you could give to them is the first thing you must think and do it.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I always wanted 3 children and then when I got married my husband said he only wanted 2 so I said ok. Then we have our two and I can no longer have any, but just a couple of months ago he asked if I wanted to adopt one more, so we are in that process. Life and plans change I guess! Mom to 2 boys and adopting a girls soon.
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I want 2 kids, I'm quite unsure if I can handle taking care of many kids..
@goldjay (465)
• United States
13 Jan 07
That's kind of funny because I would have loved to have 4 or 5 children. I have 2 that I LOVE VERY MUCH! I am so lucky to have them becuase I have a very hard time getting pregnant. I am at the point now (almost 40) where I feel content with the 2 children that I have and know that this will be it for our family.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Well when I was just getting out of High School, I told myself that I wouldn't have kids until I was closer to 30, after I had a career, etc. But here I am, 28, near 30, and I have 3 kids. Plus I'm a single Mom to boot (their dad is a big poop, and that's putting it nicely). Everyone thinks I'm crazy because I have 3 kids. My grandma wanted me to get my tubes tied after I had my first child. That was never what I wanted. If I were to be in a relationship again and we had enough money, I'd love to have more kids. I always wanted to have a big family. I have 3 boys, and I've always wanted a little girl too. Of course I know I can't plan these things but I do hope to try again someday and if I have another boy, so be it, he'll be well loved.
• India
3 Jan 07
i want only 1 atmost 2.
• Italy
3 Jan 07
i want 1 or 2 children. 3 are too much!