Hi everyone I'm new to Mumsnet, never used it before so hope I'm doing it right. I'm a 30 year old Mummy to 5 wonderful children, married to my college sweetheart. Hubby works full time while I stay home which makes life quite lonely a lot of the time. How I would love an adult conversation! I realise how lucky I am to be able to stay at home but doesn't stop the loneliness. I'd love a 6th baby, we find ourselves receiving a lot of grief and attitude per child since our 3rd. We get no congratulations anymore and the silly jokes I'm sure you're all used to (those with more than 3 children it seems) Anywho, looking to help other Mums with advice where I can and receive some back in return over time xx
I have friends that have 5 children or more and my sister in law has 5 also, but we aren't close and my friends don't live locally. It's a case of a random text every so often to see how the other is. My closest friends are single, no children and work full time. Enjoy their wages as too right they should. I'm not part of that world (so to speak) and I'm grateful and feel loved that they've wanted to stay so close even though our lives are different. But obviously them working makes meet ups awkward, maybe once a week if we are lucky. Once a fortnight usually. Number 6 would cause great family rift my own sister has no children and has forbidden me to have more until she has one of her own! I'm still gobsmacked to be honest. Nothing would make me happier than going through pregnancy at the same time as my sister, she doesn't feel the same though. Thanks for the replies so far I've ended up having a wee vent lol x
Just wanted to say that whatever you do, it's YOUR decision, not your sister's. That really stood out to me as I used to feel very obliged to my toxic family, but now I feel so much more free. Ie they'd have given me a lot of hassle of I'd told them we were planning a third baby but we just went ahead and had one. Hope everything works out for you, it can be lonely at home (even with all the children!).
I am a mum to 6 beautiful children with plans for #7. I wouldn't say I married my childhood sweetheart but I married my first love and still together 7+ years later
I used to work but now work from home and look after the DC. I found that me and most of my friends drifted apart too as our priorities changed. We recently moved to a new country and O find myself feeling more lonely due to not knowing anybody and haven't had the time nor energy to meet new friends and the new school year doesn't start until August so haven't met other mums. I miss my family and friends in the UK.
I find MN a create source for those lonely times and offer great advice.
Welcome op, I also have 5dc, all girls ranging from 6 weeks up to 10yo & I must say people have been rather welcoming and cooey to my latest addition, probably because she is my last. But like with my others I still get the "don't you own a tv", "bet you will try again for a boy" and then im frowned upon in the street like im on benefits when I am not.
But I don't let any of it get to me, they are all jealous.