One versus a multitude of kids.

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So after deciding you would be having kids/a kid, how did you decide on the "number"? Pretty early on we decided to opt for two. It was pretty easy: both of us were single kids (to the disappointment of our parents) so we drew experience from that. I never minded being a single kid. I live(d) in the city and my parents have/had a shop: I met a lot of kids/people. Still I am happy with our decision to have two. It's so much fun seeing them play together. :-)

My parents keep "hassling" to have a third. But no, we're stick with two. :-)

Nathalie (stevienixed), Sunday, 18 January 2009 11:03 (thirteen years ago) link

economic realities and a late start meant no 3rd kid for us. i think having a third child pushed my sister over the edge so maybe it's for the best.

velko, Sunday, 18 January 2009 11:08 (thirteen years ago) link

We're still (breathlessly) awaiting our first, so who knows, but we're pretty much settled on two. I've got two brothers, and my wife's got one brother; we're both definitely sold on the value of having at least one sibling.

Three just seems a bit much, in terms of actually going through pregnancy and childbirth and breastfeeding etc three times. We'll see.

Gorgeous Preppy (G00blar), Sunday, 18 January 2009 11:36 (thirteen years ago) link

No.2 is still in the oven but we're certain that will be it for us. I don't have the urge to have a large family and nor do we have the space or money.

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In my experience, these days having large families seems to be the preserve of the very wealthy or the very poor.

Meg (Meg Busset), Sunday, 18 January 2009 13:17 (thirteen years ago) link

We decided on two cause we don't want to be outnumbered. But honestly, if I had been ten years younger, we would have probably gone for three. Who knows? But I think two is great. No way two can gang up on the other. hah.

In regard to space: do you guys put your kids in one bedroom? We decided no, two seperate. Why? Elisabeth still wakes up in the middle of the night. This is one of the reasons I BF for such a long time (way past 12 months). I don't think I could put her (O) through it. Elisabeth still wakes up every single frigging night. *sigh* I really long for uninterrupted sleep.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Sunday, 18 January 2009 21:32 (thirteen years ago) link

We were thinking one or two, and ended up with twins...

schwantz, Monday, 19 January 2009 04:46 (thirteen years ago) link

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