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Larger families!! Shall we have a roll call?

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iclaudius Mon 25-Mar-13 19:53:18

Who fancies checking in with names and more importantly NUMBERS!!!

iclaudius Sun 07-Apr-13 00:01:15

Long story - that's true we should all make more of it!

deleted203 Sun 07-Apr-13 00:07:50

5 kids of my own. 3 boys, 2 girls. Plus DD2s bf during uni holidays as his parents have emigrated. Plus 'adopted' 21yo DD (friend of eldest DD - her single mother died when she was in 6th form so she moved in with us) now back from uni. So, often 7 of them, aged 21 - 7.

We're used to the chaos. I'm No 5 out of 8 siblings. DH is eldest of 5.

idiuntno57 Sun 07-Apr-13 17:10:22

I have x4 DS. 4, 6, 8 and 8.

Sometimes I feel like a freak.

almostanotherday Sun 07-Apr-13 20:42:53

Does anyone else get the question, how do you cope with that many DC?
I don't think I have ever thought about "coping" I just get on with what ever needs doing regardless of how many DC i have or is that just me?

ZenWarrierPrincess Sun 07-Apr-13 23:40:00

We have 4 DCs under 6 - 2 DDs and 2 DSs. Love reading about all of you others with larger families and feeling some solidarity smile

sweetkitty Mon 08-Apr-13 09:06:37

It's so nice there are so many of us, and loads like us 3DDs 1DS, I don't think 4 is larger everyone else does though.

We're definitely stopping at 4, SPD pregnancies I don't think I could cope being pregnant again, feel its unfair on the others plus they all have their own bedrooms now and if we had another 2 would have to share plus the cost plus the sheer mental and physical exhaustion. In saying that I am very sad that my baby DS is turning 3 next month.

EntWife Mon 08-Apr-13 11:29:35

am obviously a junior member here with only 4DC.

DSD is 10. DD1 is 3, DD2 is 11 months and DC3 will be born in August.

DC3 was a complete accident. We never meant to have a "large" family. We found out i was pregnant 10 days before DH was due to go in for the big snip.

MamaBlue4 Mon 08-Apr-13 14:46:32

Pregnant with maybe #5 & #6. I have 4 other children. MoMo boys (6 months), ds1 (4) and dd (who turned 2 today.)

We said we'd stop at 5 but when the new arrival and dts are older say around 3, we've agreed to try again. I'm only 23 and dh is 28 so I've got plenty of time.

annelid Tue 09-Apr-13 08:27:02

EntWife 4 DC
KentDee 4 DC
Madlizzy 4 DC
ThreeBeeOneGee 4 DC
Four4me 1 DD 3 DS
MamaBlue4 1 Dd 3 DS 1 bump
mumblemumhome4lunch 1 DD 3 DS
TomDudgeon 1 DD 3 DS
AppleCrumples 2 DD 2 DS
BadRoly 2 DD 2 DS
kathrynharriet 2 DD 2 DS
MissLurkalot 2 DD 2 DS
theboob 2 DD 2 DS 1bump
Tortoise 2 DD 2 DS
ZenWarrierPrincess 2 DD 2 DS
Fresh01 3 DD 1 DS
Frikadellen 3 DD 1 DS
girlsyearapart 3 DD 1 DS
MotherOfNations 3 DD 1 DS 1 bump
Oodsigma 3 DD 1 DS
PearlyWhites 3 DD 1 DS
Plumsieinaonesie 3 DD 1 DS
sweetkitty 3 DD 1 DS
imip 4 DD
ThePortlyPinUp 4 DD
FuelleByChocolate 4 DS
idiuntno57 4 DS
missmorter 4 DS

5kidsnobump 5 DC
5eggsstremelychocaletymadeggs 1 DD 4 DS
MrsDeVere 1 DD 4 DS
purplepippin 1 DD 4 DS
zaphod 1DD 4DS
anklebitersmum 2 DD 3 DS
cazboldy 2 DD 3 DS 1 bump
harrietgracejessica 2 DD 3 DS
insanityscratching 2 DD 3 DS
LargeGlassofRed 2 DD 3 DS
LongStory 2 DD 3 DS
Diege 3 DD 2 DS 1 bump
Myliferocks 3 DD 2 DS
stuffthenonsense 4 DD 1 DS 1 bump
Ummofumbridge 4 DD 1 DS
KateShmate 5 DD
My5boysandme 5 DS 1 bump

Annunziata 2 DD 4 DS
Insanitybecomesme 2 DD 4 DS
bigbuttons 3DD 3 DS
BeattieBow 4 DD 2 DS
mammyemcbe 4 DD 2 DS

almostanotherday 7 DC
iclaudius 1DD 6 DS 1 bump
mumsylady 2 DD 5 DS 1 bump
annelid 3 DD 4 DS
sowornout 3 DD 4 DS

idobelieveinfairies 2 DD 6 DS

LimeLeaffLizard Thu 11-Apr-13 23:19:19

Can I join? I recognise a few faces on here! smile

I have 'only' 4 kids - 3 DS and 1 DD aged between 8 years and almost 8 weeks!

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Thu 11-Apr-13 23:27:24

Not that large, but large to me.

4 DC's, DD is 15, DS1 is 11, DS2 is 9, and DS3 is 2yo.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Thu 11-Apr-13 23:33:31

I also have an angel baby. He comes between DS2 & DS3 (hence the large gap).

He would be just about to turn 4yo in a few days.

So, really, in my heart, I have 5 DC's, but when I say that in RL people look at me as if I'm weird.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Thu 11-Apr-13 23:38:53

So to me, really, it would go

DD 15, DS1 11, DS2 9, AngelDS 4, DS3 2.

People are shocked when they realise my girl is my eldest!!

forgossake Sat 13-Apr-13 09:37:52

4 Dc's here. 3 ds and 1 dd. Oldest is 15 and youngest is 2.
Crazy to think that we spent years deciding whether to go for a third and within a year of having ds3, I was expecting a fourth! How did that happen?

sadsong Sun 14-Apr-13 18:41:29

I had 4dc, dh had 5dc and we had 1dc together! 10 over here ranging from 18 months to 18 years! We are now done! wink

notnagging Wed 17-Apr-13 05:52:27

A bit late but the school holidays nearly wiped me outgrin
I have 5 boys ( 12,10,10,5,8mths).
I know another mum with 4boys inc. twins& another with 5 boys. Makes a huge difference to find people with similar families grin

notnagging Wed 17-Apr-13 05:54:53

Can I also ask how many of you work & whether it is full time or part time? I need to go back to work & debating whether I can cope full timehmm

toodles Wed 17-Apr-13 06:13:09

Another junior member here. 4dc's from 14 - 2, 3dd's and 1ds. Big gaps between them all. If I was younger and could afford some help in the house, I definitely would have more but I think I'm done now, although sometimes I still think what if. Would love to have another ds to even out the numbers, and just the experience of raising another ds.

Diege Sat 20-Apr-13 20:01:22

notnagging, I work full-time, though am able to work from home one day a week. I always have, so just seems normal to me (I'm pregnant with no.6). If you have hands-on dp and share out staying-at-home when dcs are sick it is very doable smile

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 22-Apr-13 10:28:28

I have 5 too, 3 girls, 2 boys and ranging from 22 to 3. My youngest is off to school in september, not sure where that time went!

CheeseandGherkins Mon 22-Apr-13 12:34:40

I'm expecting my 6th in Nov, also on the antenatal thread.
11 year old dd, 9 year old ds, 6 year old ds, 14 month old dd and sadly my other daughter was stillborn at 37 weeks in dec 2010.

NorthernLurker Mon 22-Apr-13 12:37:43

Cheese I remember Scarlett. Wishing you a peaceful pregnancy and much happiness with your sixth baby.

CherryPie3 Sat 04-May-13 09:00:17

I only have 3! Feel very inadequate here smile

Hankering after number 4 but it's looking impossible unlikely with my reluctant dh.

GaribaldiGirl Sat 04-May-13 22:34:06

Just the 5 here. 3 DDs and 2DSs. All lovely children, but huge creators of mess and noise.

MultipleMama Mon 06-May-13 15:32:13

I have have 4 under 5. 3 boys and 1 girl (4, 7mo Id twins, 2).

I'm also PG with my 2nd set of twins. Fraternal this time.

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