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View Poll Results: When did your parents have their first child?
19 and below 8 11.11%
20-24 30 41.67%
25-29 25 34.72%
30-34 4 5.56%
35-39 5 6.94%
40-44 0 0%
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:58 AM   #21
 
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My Mom was 21 and my Dad was 19. Totally unplanned (no idea she was pregnant untill she went into labour!) and they got married a week later.
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Excuse me for asking. Don't answer if you don't want to. But I have always wondered how it is possible not to know you're pregnant until you go into labor? Can you explain?
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My Mom was 21 and my Dad was 19. Totally unplanned (no idea she was pregnant untill she went into labour!) and they got married a week later.
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Excuse me for asking. Don't answer if you don't want to. But I have always wondered how it is possible not to know you're pregnant until you go into labor? Can you explain?
That happened to my cousin (twice) and my priest's niece - they were both extremely large women, they claimed they still had bleeding while pregnant and were not that regular anyway, etc, etc, but I am sure there was also an element of denial....
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:20 AM   #23
 
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My Mom was 21 and my Dad was 19. Totally unplanned (no idea she was pregnant untill she went into labour!) and they got married a week later.
What?

Excuse me for asking. Don't answer if you don't want to. But I have always wondered how it is possible not to know you're pregnant until you go into labor? Can you explain?
No problem, it's like a family joke now

She was training for the Olympics at the time (short list, Canadian Dressage team) and her period was pretty sporatic (sp?). She's 5'8 and weighed 120, went up to 130 right before I was born. My uncle actually teased her that morning that she was putting on weight and there's a picture of her from the week before I was born and she's very trim wih just this little pouch of a tummy! Anyways, the night before I was born, her and my Grandmother had gone to watch my Dad and uncle (her brother) play hockey. She started to complain to my Grandmother that she had awful cramps and my Grandmother (who was a nurse) figured it must have been her appendix and took her to the hospital. They got to the hospital, Dr. checked her out and said she was in labour

I was born at 5:08 the next morning. They called my Dad and he came to the hospital, left and came back with a ring to propose and they got married a week later! They just celebrated there 26th Anniversary in April
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:32 AM   #24
 
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Wow, what a story!

I'm guessing she didn't compete in the Olympics, or am I wrong?
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Wow, what a story!

I'm guessing she didn't compete in the Olympics, or am I wrong?
Nope, I sorta got in the way of that! She still competes though and it's looking like my aunt will go to the next summer games. It's a cool story, and as messed up as it all started, everything turned out wonderfully
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:51 AM   #26
 
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Mom was 38, Dad was 33. I am their one and only!
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:57 AM   #27
 
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My mom was 21, and Dad was 22 when they had me, their oldest.

I just turned 27, and hopefully DH and I will get pregnant with our first little one in the next 9 months or so.
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:01 AM   #28
 
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Mom was 26 and Dad 28 when my sister was born. They were 35 and 37 when I was born.
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:05 AM   #29
 
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My mom was 37 when I was born and my dad was 49 and there is a 9 year difference between me and my bro. I never saw my dad as different, but growing up, I remember a lot of kids asking if that was my grandfather. That used to really make me mad because I never saw him as 'older', he was just my daddy :love:love.gif
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My mom was 24 and my dad was 33 when I was born, and my brother was born a year later.

I'll be 32 and my hubby 33 when my first baby is born. We'd been dating since we were 21/22 but got married at 26/27 after I finished my PhD and hubby finished med school. We timed our baby with the completion of hubby's residency program and me having established my career.

We're lucky our timing worked out - after I hit 30 which had always been my internal deadline for having kid #1, I started to get ancy that we were waiting too long.

We're planning for our 2nd (and last) to come shortly after this one so that we can be done family building before 35.

Its interesting when we compare ourselves to my husband's older sister. She and her husband had their kids in their early 20's and now as they reach 40, their kids are starting university! So at 40, they now have the time to travel and go back to school etc.... all the things that we did in our 20's. But in our 40's we'll be doing the parenting thing.

We all end up in the same place eventually, I guess.
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:26 AM   #31
 
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My Mom was 30 and Dad 31 when they had me, but they had tried for several years before that. My Mom had a tube pregnancy and she almost died, and numerous miscarriages. She finally tried fertility drugs and they had me, then my sister, with no drugs, three years later.
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My mom was 31 and dad 34 when they had my sister (first child). I want to have a child before I'm 35.
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I was the first and my parents were both barely 20.. I'm still single and childless in my mid 30s, so we'll see if I end up having any children.

I don't think that Marielle's comment is quite fair to women in my situation because I have achieved a fair amount at this age, at least the things that were within my control regarding education and career. I feel that finding the right person and then making the big step to bring wanted children into this world is not something that I can control. So, it seems unfair to be painted with the "not wanting to grow up" brush, even though I paint myself with it at times, in part because of societal pressure such as that voiced by Marielle.

Anyway, Cehua, I almost didn't vote because of the borderline-snarky "night crew" comment...... But then, I just decided to embrace it :P I guess that I am what I am...........
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curltopia now I understand why Cehua got defensive the first time. If you'll reread my comment you'll see that I was referring to "those around me". You know, the people I know in real life.
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Anyway, Cehua, I almost didn't vote because of the borderline-snarky "night crew" comment...... But then, I just decided to embrace it :P I guess that I am what I am...........
I don't think the snark was directed at you. And when she said it, I was laughing, but not at you.....
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my mom was 37 when she had my brother; my dad was 38. they had me when they were 39 and 40. my dad's dad had him when he was 52. so that means my grand-father was actually born in 1892.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:38 AM   #37
 
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My mom had children at 23, 24,27 and 34.
I was 31.

If I was going to do it all over again, I would have had kids way before that( I've been married 8 years). My son is such a joy for me that it makes me wonder why I waited so long to have him in my life!
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My mom was 38 and my dad was 36 or 37. Second time around my mom was 40!!! I always tell her she could be my grandma because shes turning 60 next year!!!
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curltopia now I understand why Cehua got defensive the first time. If you'll reread my comment you'll see that I was referring to "those around me". You know, the people I know in real life.
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I didn't catch that, so thanks for pointing it out !
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Anyway, Cehua, I almost didn't vote because of the borderline-snarky "night crew" comment...... But then, I just decided to embrace it :P I guess that I am what I am...........
I don't think the snark was directed at you. And when she said it, I was laughing, but not at you.....
It's not big deal, but thanks for weighing in........... :P
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