CurlTalk

When did your parents have their first child?

alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
With all of this teenage pregnancy and mother talk, I wanted to know when you parents had their first child.

So when did your parents have their first child?

If you have children, how old were you when your first one was born? And if you do not have children (and want them) when do you "plan" to have your first child?




My mother had me when she was 30 and my father was 31. But my mother had my sister (first born) when she was 27 years old.

If all goes well, we hope to have children when we are between 30-34 years old. :D
We're all born mad. Some remain so.

br-flag1.gif
Failed to load the poll.
Failed to load the poll.
«1

Comments

  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    My parents were 28 when my brother was born, though would have had their first kid at 27 if my mom hadn't had a miscarriage. They were both 30 when I was born.

    35 is my self-imposed deadline for looking into adoption and foster care. (Though when I end up with kids would most likely be after that!)
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    mom was 23 and dad was 25 when they had me (first born).

    I was 26 and dh was 33 when we had our first child. I answered for curiosity's sake but I think making the decision to get married, have kids, buy a house, car, etc. are (individually) just very dependent on your stage in life and just slightly on age.

    It seems these days you hear a lot of people giving lip service to waiting until they're in their 30s and 40s to make momentous decisions and while I'm can understand some have genuine motives, the ones around me seem like they're just delaying any growing up for the longest time possible.
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    mom was 23 and dad was 25 when they had me (first born).

    I was 26 and dh was 33 when we had our first child. I answered for curiosity's sake but I think making the decision to get married, have kids, buy a house, car, etc. are (individually) just very dependent on your stage in life and just slightly on age.

    It seems these days you hear a lot of people giving lip service to waiting until they're in their 30s and 40s to make momentous decisions and while I'm can understand some have genuine motives, the ones around me seem like they're just delaying any growing up for the longest time possible.

    This thread is just for fun and curiosity. I am not trying to analyze anyone decision.

    I would like to have an analysis-free thread. :o

    Unless the "night crew" comes around to spoil the fun.......
    
    :lol:
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

    br-flag1.gif
  • loosecurlsloosecurls Posts: 637Registered Users
    Mom was almost 22 when my sister was born & Dad was almost 25. They'd been married 13 mos when she was born.

    I was almost 37 when Bets was born & Dh almost 36. Hopefully when he gets home we'll get lucky & get pg w/in the first 6 mos w/ #2!!
    Slinky's rule for NC.com:

    I suppose I can't judge you because you married a serviceman and it is wartime. Boo hoo. You must be loney sitting at home with nothing else to do but pick on people. Why don't you go masterbate again?
  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    Cehua, no analysis just my opinion and experience. (as stated in my previous post)
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    my mama was 21 and my daddy 24.
    I am 25 now, was married at 24, and I want at least 2 of the 3 or 4 kids we want to be born before I am 30. So the first one needs to come ideally when I am 27 or so.
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


    .png


    534Pm5.png





  • HappycurlsHappycurls Posts: 188Registered Users
    My parents were both 23 when my sister was born and 27 when I came along. They got married when they were 18.
  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    My mom was 25 and my dad was 24 when my older brother was born. They were 40 and 39 when my youngest brother was born. So my siblings and I are quite spread out!

    I don't really have a "plan" for when I want to have kids, but I want to be finished with my Ph.D. and working in a steady job before I have kids, so I'll be at least 28. It really depends on when/if I meet someone I want to marry and have kids with, so I have no real time frame yet.
  • curly_princesscurly_princess Posts: 360Registered Users
    My mom was 32 when I (the oldest) was born and Dad was 35.
    3a/b, fine hair... with a mind of its own!
    PW- frenchfries

    Your hair, it's everywhere. Screaming infidelities, taking its wear.
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    My mother had my sister at 18 and was married to the father before her birth. She did what her family thought was best(not having a child out of wedlock), which ended up not being the best thing for her or my sister. He ended up having substance abuse problems which put a huge burden on my mom, and she eventually had to kick him out after he started stealing items from the home. Luckily my mother was/is a strong woman, and didn't need him to take of her or my sister.

    My mother had me at 33 and my father was 39.

    I don't have any children at the moment, and don't plan on having any until myself and my fiance are financially stable(and married). Ideally, I would like to have children before 30. I know that pregnancies become a higher risk with age, and my mother had a particularly difficult pregnancy with me(I was born 2 1/2 months premature and remained in the hospital for 2 months).
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fs211.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb133%2Fshyygirl_2007%2F" class="Popup
    PW: curlyhair

    I have a blog now. Follow meeeee! :)

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fnaturalurbanista.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup

    "You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

    Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2F3yxneol" class="Popup

    DC metro area
  • anonnymouseanonnymouse Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    My parents got married 1 month after they turned 20, and they had my sister 9 months later (honeymoon baby!).

    I was 27 when I had my son.

    My sister was 23 when she had her first son, 25 when she had her daughter, and 30 when she had her other son. (So her youngest and my son are the same age). She's done, now.



    On another note, my aunt became a mother as a teenager, and then her daughter did the same, making her a grandmother at 37! What blows my mind is that I'm nearly 37 now myself. I can't imagine being a grandmother now!
    7931.gif7932.gif7933.gifUntitled-vi.png
  • gggg Posts: 1,865Registered Users
    I have half a brother and sisters. My mother was 19 when she had my brother. My father was around 30 when my first half sister was born. My mother was 34 and father was 51 when I was born.
    You don't have to blow out my flame to make yours burn brighter.

    When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

    How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
  • babypiebabypie Posts: 37Registered Users
    my mum was 26, my dad was 38. my mum had 4 miscarriages before me plus a stillborn little girl a year before me.
    Boticelli-3Aish. Poo-less since Nov. 04.

    Love: Curl Keeper, FOTE Aloe Vera Gel, JessieCurl Too Shea, Jessicurl Aloeba, plopping, diffusing

    Experiementing with: DevaCurl One, DevaCurl LowPoo, AG Fast Food
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,776Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    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.

    I would like to have a baby before I'm 30, as I really don't want to be in my 60s when the kid gets out of highschool, but we'll see. Still aways off and I'm not in a huge hurry :wink:
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    my parents were engaged at 19, married at 21, had my sister at 25, and me at 28. my sister just had her first baby at 26. i'm getting married at 23 so would like to have my first at 25 or 26.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • fraufrau Posts: 6,130Registered Users
    me: 22
    mom: 20

    i hope to be able to enjoy not only my grandchildren but greatgrandchilden.
  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    My mom was 26 and my dad was 20. They'd been married just over a year when I was born.

    I don't plan to have any children at all.
    Location: Southern NH

    If a news story breaks and no one on the Internet comments, did it really happen?
  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    My parents were both 24 when they had me, which was pretty old for the place and time. Both dh and I were 33 when we had my son.
    To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
    I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

    Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    My mom was 24 when she had my sister and 27 when she had me.

    I was 2 days shy of my 30th birthday when I had my son and 22 days shy of my 35th when I had my daughter.

    Given the choice, I would have married dh earlier in our relationship and had my kiddos a bit younger. :D
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    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?
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    SuZen wrote:
    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?

    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....
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


    .png


    534Pm5.png





  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,776Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    SuZen wrote:
    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 :lol:

    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 :shock:

    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 :D
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Wow, what a story!

    I'm guessing she didn't compete in the Olympics, or am I wrong?
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,776Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    SuZen wrote:
    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 :D
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • LAwoman516LAwoman516 Posts: 23Registered Users
    Mom was 38, Dad was 33. I am their one and only!
    "I'm not mad. I just want to know who did this so I can punish them." - Dwight, "The Office"
  • HairproductjunkieHairproductjunkie Posts: 363Registered Users
    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.
    GuardianB wrote:
    Southern gals rock :!:
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Mom was 26 and Dad 28 when my sister was born. They were 35 and 37 when I was born.
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    Rock on with your bad self.

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    Be excellent to each other. ~ Abraham Lincoln

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
  • amerasiancurlsamerasiancurls Posts: 168Registered Users
    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
  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    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.
  • MzShvyMzShvy Posts: 121Registered Users
    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.
    MzShvy

    "If we get a little crazy, blame it on the alcohol." Pat Green
«1