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Old June 24th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #21
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So if my friends that are becoming pregnant in their 40's my wife should let me have more kids!
I always wanted more kids......
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Old June 24th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #22
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I want to be young enough to enjoy them not only when they are young but when they are older and out of school and maybe someday get to enjoy there kids.
This is me. I was 21 when my first was born, 24 for the second. I've water skied, snow skied and done a lot of activities with my kids. My grandkids are coming up now and we are starting to do the same stuff with them. It's all a tradeoff.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #23
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Well I'm 34 and was told when I was 28 that I couldn't have kids due to cancer when I was younger,and other medical issues. So one day out on the boat my wife was getting seasick(which never happens ) well now she's three months pregnant. I'll be 35 when she gives birth. Kinda scarry actually.
Its not mine!! I swear.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #24
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I'm 51 and the youngest just moved out.

No grandkids yet.


Life is good, and by good I mean quiet.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #25
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No, you're just getting old.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 04:44 AM   #26
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" Approximately 1 in 1,400 babies born from women in their 20's have Down syndrome; it increases to about 1 in 100 babies born with Down syndrome from women in their 40s."

Thats way to risky IMO.

from webMD.com

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-after-35
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Old June 25th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #27
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Got married at 33, had my son at 36. Wouldn't change a thing.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #28
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Its not mine!! I swear.
I know that for sure my wife won't mess around with guys from Livingston county. She grew up just outside of Brighton and said they are all douchers. Lol her words not mine.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 10:06 AM   #29
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People must be crazy having kids over 40.


I have nothing more to say on the subject.



except I love my 2yo like nothing else, and I'm 43.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #30
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My mom was 33 when she had me and I am the youngest of 5. My wife and I were both 33 when we had our first a couple of summers ago. I sometimes wish we had actually waited a year or two longer just to give us more time to do renovations around the house before a child is running into everything, but our daughter is absolutely perfect so in the end it worked out for the best. If we have a second one, it will be in the next couple of years (before we are 36 is the idea) but my wife is more keen on the idea of kid #2 than I am.

Looking around our neighborhood and at the parks in Birmingham, we are actually the young parents. It seems like a lot of the folks near us waited quite a few years longer than us to have kid #1 (and then seem to like to whelp out #2, and possibly #3, in very short succession).
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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:12 AM   #31
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My and I had our first (and only one so far) at 28. We will be 34 this year and if we don't conceive another by this fall we wont have another. I will be going for the old vasectomy. We both feel that after 35 it will be to late in life for we what we have planned for our future. This is going to be a tough decision because we are planning on moving buying a new car for I want to make sure I don't have to struggle financially like I did with my son.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #32
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I'm much happier with the prospect of having a child at this point in life than I would have been 5-10 years ago, specially given what we have gone through over the past 3 years.

I think now we have a lot more to offer a child than we did back then.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #33
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mixed bag.
going to PTA meetings while older could be "fun"
but having a little more maturity and patience as a "older" parent may pay off for the kids.

my vote: get married, travel, sow the wild oats, etc., then settle down with kids, et al. see many new empty nesters who are too frail, tired to travel and do all that retirement stuff.

the law shoudl give us social security from age 21 to 30. then we have to work until we die. that way we'd enjoy life while we were younger!
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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #34
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The biggest problem with babies after 40, is who the hell wants to deal with asshole teenager bullshplat when they are 60+? At least they will be strong enough to change your Depends, and lift you in and out of the bath~
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Old June 25th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #35
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The biggest problem with babies after 40, is who the hell wants to deal with asshole teenager bullshplat when they are 60+? At least they will be strong enough to change your Depends, and lift you in and out of the bath~
that's why I say people are crazy doing it...

I didn't exactly plan to have a baby at 41, but I just got married at 39. I knew if I didn't have kids soon, I wouldn't really want to have then much later in life. Looking at having kids in high school or college when I should be looking at retirement, doesn't sound like fun. It was a good thing we had an oops, cause otherwise I don't think we would have our beautiful daughter, and I can't imagine what we would be doing if we didn't have her. Hawaii, Alaska, South America, forget all them trip now, can't afford them LOL, but I would trade her for them either.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:05 PM   #36
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Im 38, my son just graduated. It makes me sad and makes me want to start again. For several reasons. I guess I need to get a girl friend first.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #37
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Im 38, my son just graduated. It makes me sad and makes me want to start again. For several reasons. I guess I need to get a girl friend first.
HOLY fukc !! I thought you were 14!
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #38
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Im 38, my son just graduated. It makes me sad and makes me want to start again. For several reasons. I guess I need to get a girl friend first.
You should just practice instead.. it's more fun anyway
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #39
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You should just practice instead.. it's more fun anyway
You should have probably sent me this in a PM. Now Mike is going to be pissed.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #40
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I don't wanna grow up, I'm a toys r us kid.


I am my only kid. And I have plenty of friends and family with kids.
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