Recently I’ve been thinking about numbers. I have two boys and am trying to fall pregnant with our third child… fingers crossed. (I have been nauseous, cranky and vomiting for two weeks now… just awaiting the absence of my period to confirm my suspicions).

Anyway I hate odd numbers. I came from a family of three and the other two used to gang up on me all the time. I think 4 is a reasonable number and my husband would like 6. I absolutely adore having children and think that four would be lovely with the possibility of a further two once the others all start growing up. I am currently 26yrs old so would be probably end up having the last of my children at about 35yrs old then my husband would probably get a vasectomy.

Anyone have any wise words of advice out there on how many children they thought about having and how many they ended up having? Is there a significant difference between having four and having six? My eldest would be about 11-13 when I popped out the last two.

Posted by preggiegoddess01, 26th May 2013

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  • I was the middle of three; Yuk… so we stuck with evens!


  • My girlfriend has 6 kids and they seem to thrive!


  • We always planned on 2 and stopped at 2 (although I would have had 3). Everyone is different and sometimes life can throw you a curve ball. Evaluate your ideal number after each child – it may change. Good luck!


  • i hope you have another baby


  • Lol, sorry your oldest been 11 or 12 wouldn’t be a large gap if you had 6 kids. I forgot how long that would take assuming they were all single births.


  • I always have a smile now when I read about people trying for their third child. I had two children and divorced from their dad when they were quite small. I then met my husband who had two small children who’s ages & gender matched my children (two boys 3 months apart and two girls 10 months apart). I had felt two children was not enough for me, I am the third child in my family & the only girl so always felt the odd one out. I never wanted to have three kids, it would have to be four as I didn’t like the odd number. My ex husband and I had began trying for a third before we broke up but I knew I didn’t want anymore kids with him. My husband now always felt he would have more than two kids but like me didn’t have that feeling with his ex. We then had to decide if we took our combined family as complete, we had four kids between us with ages & genders that worked. Having another baby would make the numbers odd and could we manage five children. But there was a strong desire for us to have a child of our own. Unlike you I did not want large gaps with my kids ages nor did we want to be having kids past 30 as we had had our first kids young for that reason. We wanted to be young parents and enjoy our later years with each other, our kids and hopefully grandchildren. We had five months for me to fall pregnant with enough time for the baby to be born by my 30th birthday. Both my husband and I had made our first children within 6 months but we were aware that was with different partners. With all that worked out we decided to let fate decide. Surprisingly we fell pregnant in the very first month. At eight weeks we had our first scan and found out our one little odd number baby in fact had an even number making mate….we were expecting twins. So our blended family of four became six just like that. Fate had decided. Our twins are now 15 months old, our oldest boys are 7 and our girls are 5. It’s chaotic and hectic but it is amazing and oh so worth it. The smile for trying for number three is remembering trying for my third baby and having twins making it three and four. Good luck with your family, it sounds like you and your husband are on the same page which will take you both far.


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