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 Post subject: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:14 pm 
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We are on number 5. Just wondering if there are any largish families on board.

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:17 pm 
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I only have one so far, but I come from a largish family (I'm #3 of five kids). I love big families!

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:47 pm 
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I'm the oldest of eight children, but I don't have any kids myself (yet). Actually, none of my siblings have children and six of us are adults now . . . we all like to joke that we got our time in and we're waiting for somebody else to go first.

I loved being in a big family, but I can't imagine having that many myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:49 pm 
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I'm from a big family - and the youngest of 5 kids - but I have one child so far. My partner and I discussed the fact that we would absolutely love to have a large family but are probably going to stop at 2 kids because we are just too worried about never having enough money for 1, let alone 5. We hope to live near our friends with kids someday and make up our own family that way.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:05 pm 
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Being the oldest of five put me off having children for life! By the time I moved out at 18, I had already changed more diapers than any non-parent should ever have to do. That said, I totally understand why people who come from big families would want to go on to create big families themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:43 pm 
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Eldest of 5 here too. I have 2 of my own and that is all, mainly for financial reasons. If we won the lottery and didn;t have to worry about feeding and clothing thenwe'd have more.

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:05 pm 
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I have 3 (and usually a stray kid or two staying with us) and sometimes it gets to feel sort of crazy for me, but I do love it! Really, the only gripe I have is the money issue. Extracurricular activities, sports and all of the extra fees and equipment that go with them are costly these days. Food is getting to be out of hand, pricewise, as well. My boys are all big eaters. If we suddenly struck it rich, I would not mind having more kids. I can't imagine how empty my house will feel when they have all left...

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:19 pm 
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I'm the third of five, and while I really liked growing up in a big family (it's one of the traits about my family that I actually enjoy) I don't think I could parent five kids. One is hard enough for me right now. We'll probably make a second one happen at some point but beyond that... whew.

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:45 pm 
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We are expecting #3 at the end of June. But these guys also have other siblings (much older). I don't know if I could have 5 children as much as I love the thought of a big family (I have a sister 6 yrs younger-not fun). Strength to you mama!!


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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:12 pm 
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I have 9 brothers and sisters and would love love love to have a huge family too. Sadly my partner is wanting more like 2-3 instead of 9-10. The bonds i have with my siblings are amazing and i love having a bunch of nieces and nephews while i prepare to have my own kiddos. I was #7 for my parents and I loved having the older ones to look up to and also loved having my younger siblings to set an example for.


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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:10 pm 
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I have four kiddos. I'm sure we are finished...We thought we were finished after the twins and I just had a surprise little girl in January:)

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 Post subject: Re: Any largish families?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:54 am 
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Husband is the youngest of five and I'm the youngest of four. Our number one is due soon and I brought up the subject of having more recently. He said no more than three and I think that's probably appropriate. We have sixteen nieces and nephews with no families of more than three kids. But hey, never say never!

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