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How many dc do you have?

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EdnaClouds Fri 17-Feb-12 15:13:58

because I'm really nosey!

I have 3 and 2 step kids so usually 5 most days of the week. I know that's not many at all really.

I wonder which MNer has the most dc?

DavidaCottonmouth Fri 17-Feb-12 15:15:46

5 (all one set of parents)

But there are lots of bigger families on MN.

EdnaClouds Fri 17-Feb-12 15:16:44

I love big families. In awe of the patents though.

EdnaClouds Fri 17-Feb-12 15:17:15


MUM2BLESS Fri 17-Feb-12 20:30:35

I have a medium size family of four kids. I do not call that large. I am one of seven and my dad I believe was one of thirteen.

I am watching this space.

It would be interesting to know how many people have and how many did their own parents have. (just curious!!)

blameitonthecaffeine Fri 17-Feb-12 22:05:50

5 here too (all girls between 2 and 13)

I think 5 is the limit of what's considered usual. I get the odd raised eyebrow for 5 but no real shock or amazement. I'd really like a 6th and, if I do, I would definitely consider myself to have a big family and expect a lot of surprise from people.

harrygracejessica Sun 19-Feb-12 00:17:42

I've got 5 aswell but have 2 sets of twins and the eldest of 5 kids is 4. I'm finished reproducing now though. I would love more but my body says enough - and the bank accounts lol.

Ponders Sun 19-Feb-12 00:43:11

somebody here has 12 - I think her MN name includes xii? can't remember the rest of it though

& someone else has 9

like MUM2BLESS I only have 4 grin

Ponders Sun 19-Feb-12 00:47:30

they're both on this thread - mumtoxii & juuule

there are a few others with lots there too

5babyangels Mon 20-Feb-12 23:55:21

I had 4 dh had 5, then we had 1 makes 10 sometimes, ranging from 17yrs to 5mo! grin 6 live with us permanently!

5babyangels Mon 20-Feb-12 23:56:59

Ooo forgot to mention, all the boys live with us!!!! Poor dd! She loves it really!

deemented Tue 21-Feb-12 00:06:54

I have five, only four living though, and a dss too. It's fun smile

BlueAndRedMakePurple Wed 22-Feb-12 14:37:10

I am expecting number 4. Hardly large in the grand scheme of things but definitely considered large when you try to book a hotel room hmm

idobelieveinfairies Mon 27-Feb-12 19:08:21

I have 8. 2 girls and 6 boys (two sets of twins). Ranging from 19 to 7 yrs. There are a few others with more.

All mine and DP's, i know that is one of the things that people wonde grin

idobelieveinfairies Mon 27-Feb-12 19:08:40


ChocolateIsAFoodGroup Tue 28-Feb-12 04:44:33

This is a good thread to convince DH that our bun-in-the-oven DC3 will be a walk in the park, really.... grin

Cuddler Fri 02-Mar-12 10:11:08

I have 3 and another on the way.Dh was one of 6 and i only have one half brother who is 7 years younger so were not close,although we do get on well on the rare occasion we see each other.I didnt enjoy being in such a small family,my dh had a great time being in a large one,so it makes sense that we would have a few kids.

I think i would like 6,but you never know,it could be more or less.Im not sure i could be like the women on 15 kids and counting though,i think that would be a bit much for me.

madasahattermummy Thu 08-Mar-12 12:08:56

hiya , iv got 6 and expecting my 7th in october so excited :D
DS 11
DD 9
DS 7
DS 5

tostaky Mon 12-Mar-12 21:38:12

Im pregnant with my third and already all our friends think we are crazy!
I'm in awe at everyone who has more than three!!!
I would have at least 10 if we had space/money and time and I didnt have to be pregnant smile

lockets Mon 12-Mar-12 21:45:33

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4madboys Mon 12-Mar-12 21:47:16

5 here, 4 boys and 1 girl, all mine and dp's smile 12, 9, 7, almost 4 and 15mths smile

gimmeabreak Mon 12-Mar-12 21:49:27

7 ! 19- 19 days!! All ours - 6 boys 1 girl

whyme2 Mon 12-Mar-12 21:54:25

I only have four but it seems to raise a few eye brows as being slightly out of the norm.
I think we have finished now though.

Dc's are 8, 7, 5 and 3. smile

Bunbaker Mon 12-Mar-12 21:55:56

"I've got 5 as well but have 2 sets of twins and the eldest of 5 kids is 4. I'm finished reproducing now though. I would love more but my body says enough - and the bank accounts lol."

shock. Do you ever get enough sleep? I'm in awe of so many littlies.

Lozario Wed 04-Apr-12 20:59:46

I love this thread, find it really interesting. Can I ask - parents of 3 or more, did you find having kids easy right from your first? I have 2, would love another (one day!) but have really had moments after the first and second where I've really struggled and said, "never again". I worry that I don't have it in me for another! Am in absolute awe of parents of many!

harrygracejessica - OMG shock I'd love one-of-each twins next grin

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