QUOTE(kbz333 @ May 24 2006, 11:38 AM) [snapback]400009[/snapback]
been there, done that. i have 2 beautiful kids girl 5 (on sat) and a son 2yrs 4mths. they were both surprises for me and my partner (ie: not planned) but we kept them all the same.
i had my girl when i was 22 (21 when i fell) and then when i was 24 when i had my son.
i would like another one, but financially we can't afford it.
love them both to bits, yes they can drive me nuts, but i don't care, cause when they give me kiddles (kisses and cuddles) it makes up for all the stress and no sleeping.
i found being pregnant great. loved it. loved breastfeeding too. i support having kids all the way. only for the joy and laughter they bring.
QUOTE(Miriamele @ May 24 2006, 09:24 PM) [snapback]400135[/snapback]
Well, when I was younger I swore I'd never have kids. I wanted to go to school, be an actress, travel the world...do all kinds of things. I never saw having a family in all my plans. And I didn't think I had enough patience to be a parent. But then I went and got pregnant (accidentally of course) in my first year of university.
My boyfriend and I ended up getting married, and now we have two kids (age 7 and 1). I would be lying if I said it's always great having kids. It's not--being a parent can be very draining (especially when the baby is crying at 4 in the morning). And sometimes I really DON'T have enough patience...But the love that they give back to you is more than worth it. Both my kids are beautiful and intelligent and I'm so proud of them. My 1 year old is just starting to talk and you wouldn't BELIEVE how adorable he is...Now we're thinking of having a third child.
I know my life would have been a lot different if I hadn't gotten pregnant and started a family back then...but even though sometimes I wonder what I missed out on, ultimately I am happy surrounded by my wonderful family. I always know I am loved and I know where I belong.
Anyway, I can travel the world and all that when I'm older.
Aawww~ such sweet posts! You both moms made me seem that having kids bring tons of joy to the family!!
Both moms here sure have wonderful kids, I would be more than happy to get a chance to babysit them.. hehe^^
Yeah, I'll have kids when I get married.. but not now.. =X