My hubby and I are both 26 and have less than 6 weeks to go. We wanted to wait until we bought a house and we moved in and were pregnant 8 months later smile
I don't think anyone can tell you when is the best time. If you and your partner think it feels right then it probably is.
Steph VIC Mummy to one gorgeous boy
Narelle, Eilish 5th june 2002 TTC since dec 2002
If you are happy with your life and your partner is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and you know he will make a great father, then that is all that really matters. The rest will always work out. Dont worry what other people think.
I too was 20 when my daughter was born and it has been a wonderful expierence, she wasnt planned but I wouldnt change her for the world, I am glad I had her at 20 as we want to have more children and then at least by the time we are in our 40s we will still be young enough to enjoy life after the kids have left home.
My parents we shocked at first but once you have the child you wont be able to keep them away.
Go for it if you think you are ready, after all it is your life and you sound like your in a loving relationship.
2 little darlings 29/01/03 + 17/03/05
I was 16 when i had my first.........
then i was 17 when i had number two...........
now im 20 with number three............
being young has helped more i think then being older........... the only hardness was the onlookers the judgers,,,,, if you look young they'll treat you young... but they dont know you...SO WHO CARES:)smile and as for the family, that is something everyone should care about... my family wasnt down for it either........ but are loving every second with my children and child too come.....
im engaged with a nice house 2 nice cars a full time job and career,,,, but its my children that make me a millionare.......
If your husband and you are ready then THUMBS UP TO YOU BOTH..... the family will accept and dont worry about others...
WISH YOU LUCK
I was 23 when I had my first & Hubby was 30. My Mum had me when she was 20. I think it's good to have kids young, you're fit and healthy and you can do alot more with them when they are growing up. You also need to consider your Partners age depending on when you plan to retire etc - do you still want your kids living at home with you when either of you're 50 or 60?
Just do what you both feel is right, once you're pregnant or your child is born, your parents may completely change their minds, they'll be as proud as ever!
Kristina, Mum of James 3yrs & Matilda 14 months
I'm 21 now, 21 and 1 month when my baby was born. I don't think I was too young and I certainly don't regret it now. I too am married, bought a house, etc.
The only concern I would have is, its not easy having a baby (although it's easier on your body when you're young, I think that's meant to be) and my mother-in-law really helped by coming and helping with housework etc. If your family is not supportive, will they do this? If not, look at home help for the first month and make sure you have good friend support for the tough days.
All the best!
I was 21 and 1month when I had my daughter. She wasn't planned and I was a single mum as her Dad wanted nothing to do with the pregnancy from the time I told him.
I can't even say it was a hard time. I had fantastic support - even though my closest family member was over 2hours away - and this is something you must have. I wouldn't change anything even if I could.
Like the others said - only you know when you're ready to have a child. Just because your family don't think it's right, doesn't mean it isn't right for you.
Give yourself the chance to enjoy your children while you and your partner are both young enough too.
All the best!
Sheree, mum to 2 plus 1 on the way (dd 31-5-06)
I am 19 and my partner is 22 and we are expecting our first child together. We have been together for 2 years and we knew that it was the right time and when i fell pregnant i was so happy but also scared. My mum had me at 18 which is considered young but when i told her that i was pregnant she was very happy and told me that she can't wait to be a grandmother. Alot of people think that it is unacceptable to have children young but you decide because it is your life not anyone else's. Good luck
Amy,QLD, mum to 1