I Feel Like My Biological Clock Is Ticking

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BusyBee - February 2

I got married when I was 21 and dh and I felt like we had lots of time to have kids. So he finished school while I worked fulltime to support us and several years flew by. Now I am 26 and we are very happy parents to our 10 month old ds. We always said we wanted 4 kids, but I am getting nervous that it might not happen. I am now closer to 30 than I am to 20! I am envious of some of my friends who are the same age as me or younger and have 2 or 3 kids. I think about getting pregant again almost every day even though dh and I have decided to wait until this summer to start ttc #2. Am I crazy to feel my biological clock ticking at 26?

 

mandee25 - February 2

No you are not crazy! I will be 26 in April and we have a 10 week old sweetheart of a son named Noah. We want one more child in a few years and maybe a third. I do feel like you in a way because I know a lot of women in my life who have more than 1 or 2 kids at my age or younger. It was easy to conceive Noah (the first month we really tried we got pregnant) but I am afraid where I am getting closer to 30 the next few kids will take longer to conceive. My hubby is 37 and I worry about that too.

 

sahmof3 - February 2

You probably have time. I had my first child when I was a month away from 26 and next two at 29 and 30! I have some friends and family that started having kids in their late 30's and my SIL just her 3rd at age 42. Of course, there's no way to know how fertile you will be at any given age, but there's a good chance you have plenty of time to get 3 more kids in :-)

 

sahmof3 - February 2

Was also going to mention... fertility is funny. It took us 21 months ttc our daughter (2nd child) and 2 days ttc our 3rd!! lol.

 

Erynn21 - February 2

I think if I were you I'd start ttc now, just asahmof3 said fertility can be funny, I mean I have friends who are younger than myself(I'm 32)who had a hard time getting pg. Then there's me who tried 1 month. My dh wanted to wait a couple months, but I'd had friends who'd been trying for 6 months to a year(or more). I just couldn't wait any longer, so we tried and here we are the proud parents of a 5 month old. Yes you say you want 4 kids, but just remember things don't always go as planned, life can throw you a curve ball sometimes. My friends who were trying got pg almost a year after they first started trying. You do have enough time, my SIL just had baby #4 at 36, her son is 2 months older than my dd, she started having kids at 24, also my other SIL started at 25 and she is pg w/(gulp)#6, so you do have time. If it is really consuming your mind, I'd start ttc now, your son is 10 months, the kids would be close in age, that's just me though.

 

Lisastar9 - February 2

If you want to have your 4 kids by age 27 yes your clock is ticking. I had my 1st at 36,second at 38 and my last at 42. I think you have lots of time.

 

Shea - February 2

It's funny I clicked on this post because I am trying to decide if I want another - but I am 35 for goodness sakes! And my husband's ex just had her 3rd at 42. When I was 26 i was not even thinking about kids yet - you have plenty of time..

 

ash2 - February 2

I will be 26 in april, and recently i have been feeling this way too. Its like where has my life gone ? What have i done with it ? I loko at all the 18 and 19 year olds and i think " i was that just a little while ago "...it is hard to think that we are getting older. I am now going to be considered an " adult " instead of " young adult " now, lol But i have 2 beautiful boys that shows what i have worked hard for ...and when i look at them, nothing else matters : )

 

Erynn21 - February 2

Wow, if 26 is getting old, I must be getting geriatric at 32. I guess I don't see 26 as getting up there in years.

 

ash2 - February 2

You are right erynn, i guess we need to just realize what we have now, because it could be gone tommorow.

 

BusyBee - February 2

Thanks for all your comments. I didn't mean that I felt old at 26 - and I certainly don't think that any of you are old either! I just once heard that your fertility starts to go down at, like, 27 or something like that. I wouldn't worry about it if I only wanted 1 or 2 kids, but I really have my heart set on 4.

 

cae - February 2

I will be 26 in a few months, I have a 1 yr old and plan to have 2 more. I will probably start again after this summer. I think you have PLENTY of time left. OMG, you are still young. But if you are ready for #3, then GO FOR IT. You have lots of fertility years to come. Good luck.

 

ash2 - February 2

Does anyone know the " cut off" date for having babies BTW...

 

krnj - February 2

Hi don't worry, you have time! My biological clock is REALLY ticking since I'll be 38 next week! So I'm closer to 40 than 30!! I'm pregnant with #2 so that'll be it for me. I wanted to have another one before I hit 40 so this worked out perfectly. Ugh, I feel old now... lol ;)

 

cae - February 2

I meant if your ready for #2 then go for IT!

 

JenS - February 2

Wow... I have a 5 month old and will be turning 30 next month... I thought I was young... I had a child before 30 and that was great... but now after reading your posts... I'm feeling not so young anymore... (sniff)

 

jessb - February 3

NO, I am 26 and if i didnt have dd i would definitely feel the biological clock ticking. I ony want 2 so I am not really in a hurry. DD is almost one year so maybe another year or 2. I want to be done having kids by the time I am 30. I can see where if you want 4 kids by the time you are 30 you would feel pressured, but now adays women have babies until they are 40 years old, so I wouldnt worry too much about it. Summer is not that long to wait to ttc!!!!!!!!!

 

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