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Did Your Baby Numbers Align?

While dating, my husband and I agreed on the number of children we hoped to have.

But, what happens when a couple can't come to a consensus? Or, if spouses initially have the same plan and then one person has a change of heart?

Actress Brooke Shields made a recent comment that confronted this issue.

At the Prada Trembled Blossoms event, the mother of two, Rowan, 4, and Grier, almost 2, expressed her desire for a son. To see what she said,

.

According to Us magazine, the actress's husband, Chris Henchy might put a halt to her hope. The article said:

"I'm going to have to convince him and he's a hard sell at this point," the Lipstick Jungle star, 42, said while laughing. "Maybe he likes the even number!"

Did you and your partner encounter this issue — did you resolve it?

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Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 7 years
We always said we would stop at 2. We thought we would be lucky and have a boy and a girl. But we have two beautiful girls. We would have liked to have a boy, but as we learned there is no guarantee. SO for many reasons we decided, boy or no boy we are very happy and I had my tubes tied.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 7 years
My husband and I are totally in disagreement. I grew up with a huge family and I wanted at least 2 but he only wants the one.
Kalle11 Kalle11 7 years
My man likes to have five. I like the idea and keep nodding my head but in the end it will be one child at a time.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years
We've always wanted three kids but are more than grateful for the two we have.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 7 years
As a middle child, I love having a sister and a brother. Especially because my sister and I (15 months apart) have always been polar opposites. Our baby brother was born when I was 6 and she was 7. I love my baby brother and I can't imagine what my life would be been like, not just without HIM, but if it had just been my sister and I. Not to mention, we loved having a baby brother when we were at that age! I think I want to do it like that too, have around 3 kids, and have two of them close together, and one older or younger. But... as I keep telling my bf, we need to get started soon, he's already 34! haha... Maybe when he's 36 or 37, and I'm 26 or 27, we'll get started!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 7 years
As a middle child, I love having a sister and a brother. Especially because my sister and I (15 months apart) have always been polar opposites. Our baby brother was born when I was 6 and she was 7. I love my baby brother and I can't imagine what my life would be been like, not just without HIM, but if it had just been my sister and I. Not to mention, we loved having a baby brother when we were at that age! I think I want to do it like that too, have around 3 kids, and have two of them close together, and one older or younger. But... as I keep telling my bf, we need to get started soon, he's already 34! haha... Maybe when he's 36 or 37, and I'm 26 or 27, we'll get started!
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
We both want two. But if we were to wind up with two of the same sex I'd be willing to try for the opposite sex... but he isn't. I guess we'll just see how it works out :)
luvhouse07 luvhouse07 7 years
He wants 3 or 4, I don't want any
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 7 years
well, I thought I was done when I had my 2nd. I had my tubes tied. Mainly because I was getting divorced. I didn't think about possibly re marrying later on. Now that I am remarried we want one child together and its been tough. I had a tubal reversal and it worked, but now I have recurrent losses so we are moving on to IVF in hopes controlling the environment and having the benefit of medications will help us. We only want one together so 3 is my perfect number! However, if we end up with twins we would be just as ecstatic!
sofi sofi 7 years
We are kind of going through that right now. We have 2 beautiful kids that are wonderful but handfuls!! We are trying to decide about moving to a different house right now which also has to do with schools. It seems like he wants me to decide right now if I want a 3rd instead of leaving that open for a while. I am definitely happy with our 2 but don't want to say no to a third quite yet. He is fine with just 2, but he is just anxious to have an answer before too much time passes and we move into a different phase of life- who wants to go back to diapers and being up all night. I can only say 'maybe' right now which is not what he wants to hear I think.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
We are grateful enough for the one IVF son we have, but I know he has always wanted more than one (thinking that only children--like me--are too spoiled!). But with our fertility issues, I think we realize how lucky we are to have one bio child. I would love a girl, but we will see if we are willing to go through IVF again or look into adoption.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
I could definitely do 3, but the hubby is set on 2. Right after our daughter was born he kind of freaked out a bit and was even against 2. I think those first few months were kind of hard on him. He's one of those that needs his 8 hours. I remember a few conversations which I would start with, "well, for the next one we can do this or that, or we will have learned this or that..." He would freak out! I finally sat him down and said, "babe, when I say that, I don't mean we should start trying for baby #2 tomorrow!" I think he was just in the midst of a new dad panic. I'm guessing we'll probably be done after 2. Although, if the next one is a girl, I might be able to convince him to try for a boy. He and I are the last ones having kids on his side of the family...and his brother has a girl too...I might be able to convince him....maybe! And totally off topic, I love the name Rowan. Our daughter was almost a Rowan.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
I could definitely do 3, but the hubby is set on 2. Right after our daughter was born he kind of freaked out a bit and was even against 2. I think those first few months were kind of hard on him. He's one of those that needs his 8 hours. I remember a few conversations which I would start with, "well, for the next one we can do this or that, or we will have learned this or that..." He would freak out! I finally sat him down and said, "babe, when I say that, I don't mean we should start trying for baby #2 tomorrow!" I think he was just in the midst of a new dad panic.I'm guessing we'll probably be done after 2. Although, if the next one is a girl, I might be able to convince him to try for a boy. He and I are the last ones having kids on his side of the family...and his brother has a girl too...I might be able to convince him....maybe!And totally off topic, I love the name Rowan. Our daughter was almost a Rowan.
ALSW ALSW 7 years
My husband and I are currently facing this problem. I'd like 3 or 4 and he's fairly set on 2. But I figure we'll just take it one kid at a time and see what happens!
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