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Those with 4 - why was 4 the 'magic' number?

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3monkeys3 Fri 16-Nov-12 14:20:41

I have 3dc and would like another. I can't really put my finger on why - I just like having children and want to I suppose! I do think that it will be lovely for them to grow up in a big family, surrounded by people who love them. And I like even numbers. I have a hands on dh and a big support network, so it feels achievable too. Need to convince my dh (who is convincible - he's not totally against). Just wondering what made you go for 4?

PacificDogwood Fri 16-Nov-12 14:21:11

No idea blush

PacificDogwood Fri 16-Nov-12 14:25:13

Even before we had children, I always wanted 2 or 4 DCs - not really sure why. I am one of 2, DH one of 3.

We had 2 rather close together, then a gap of 4 years, and when DS3 came along (planned), I kinda felt obliged for the sake of 'symmetry' hmm to go for another.
Crap reason, isn't it?!

MUM2BLESS Fri 16-Nov-12 18:54:51

I always wanted four. Originally four boys. I am glad for my b b g b.

I would have gone for another but after talking to hubby I accepted four. At first I found it hard to accept that I was not having any more. I loved being pregnant, no so much the birth though.

I am one of seven kids. Dad I think was one of 13 (3 sets of twins)

It would have been nice to have another girl, but I WILL NOT COMPLAIN as I am blessed to have the four smile

age of kids nearly 17, 14, 11 and 8

Oodthunkit Fri 16-Nov-12 19:15:38

2 close together then 9 years then 2 more. So hopefully dd3/dc4 will be as close as dd1/2.
I hated the thought of dd3 been alone after others leave home , I hated being an onky

Four4me Sat 17-Nov-12 17:06:31

I always wanted four!!! Don't know where four came from! I too would love more but i agreed with dh having the snip in sept, he would have stopped at two so am lucky to get my own way!!!! I too have b b g b and first two close, gap and the last two close!!
I love seeing them all together! Currently piled on top of each other on beanbags watching the tv giggling smile

Fresh01 Sat 17-Nov-12 22:15:35

We always were 3 or 4 then when I got pregnant with no 3 DH kept talking about no 4! We had 4 in 6 years! Yes, it is a busy house and I have no time for myself but watching them interact with each other is amazing. DD3 is only 10 months but watching her interact with the other 3 is great.

The only thing that noticed the arrival of DC4 was the washing machine! She really has just slotted in!

3b1g Mon 19-Nov-12 21:44:24

We were trying to have three. The last pregnancy was twins.

3b1g Mon 19-Nov-12 21:51:05

Reading the last comment back, it sounds more ungrateful than I actually feel. We are lucky to have four children and they are all lovely.

Crocklebog Fri 30-Nov-12 18:16:06

We had 3 and couldn't decide on whether to have a fourth. Then DC4 came along ( I was on the pill and BF) so we had 4 under 4. I am glad the decision was taken from us because if DC3 had got much older I think we would not have wanted to go back to the newborn stage.

5kidsnobump Fri 30-Nov-12 20:28:46

I always wanted 4. Seemed like a nice even number to have, and I always wanted more than just 1 or 2 kids.

So we had our 4, DH got booked in for the snip, and then we found out we were pregnant with no.5 about 2 weeks before he had his snip appointment grin

So now we have 5! They are 6, 5, 2, 1 and 5 weeks. So not such a balanced number but then I guess life is not always that balanced anyway! Lots of people I talk to always seem to say they would have 4 in an ideal world!

RobotLover68 Mon 03-Dec-12 12:39:17

two wasn't enough, three is an odd number, four seemed too many

we have four blush

glad we went for the fourth though grin

mumblemumhome4lunch Wed 05-Dec-12 00:23:12

had two nightmare births for DC1 and DC2, major decision to go for DC3 at the time but had always wanted a big family so finally decided to risk it....birth was a breeze and I soooo love being pregnant we thought we might as well give it one more go grin so now have b(7) g (6) b (3) b(18mths) and love it gringrin

would love to have another but money worries and no more room in the house and recently have a sneeky suspicion nature is trying to tell me my time is up shock but maybe that's a good thing.......not sure I'd ever feel ready to say 'never again' given the choice !!

Mosman Wed 05-Dec-12 10:03:10

I know somebody who ended up with 7 because they never felt "done" it could get out of control

waferhappy Sat 08-Dec-12 19:51:36

I always wanted two boys two girls. Had first son Finley now seven then daughters Veronica and Darcey now 5 and 3. Dh was happy but I desperately wanted that fourth and we did a boy called Samuel who is now 9 months old. So my dream two boys, Finley and Samuel and two girls Veronica and Darcey

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