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Pregnant with Number 5! No one else will care, so come and give me some congratulations, please! <needy>

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TheFamousFive Thu 15-May-14 21:45:45

I've name changed since I don't want people in RL to know.

I've just done a test, well 2 tests grin , and there's no mistaking the BFP.

Dc4 is only 7 months old, but this was very much wanted and planned.

My family will think I'm mad, there'll be lots of "oops" and "how will you cope?"

But we will cope just brilliantly. I'm feeling all glowy, not at all sick or tired (makes a change), and so very happy. Dh has just had good news at work, so money is not an issue luckily.

So since RL won't really be jumping with joy, can I have a grin here?

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antimatter Thu 15-May-14 21:47:20

You sound very happy and that all what counts smile

kickers22 Thu 15-May-14 21:47:59

Definitely - Big congratulations!

Solasum Thu 15-May-14 21:50:20

Congratulations! I only have one, and am very jealous.

resipsa Thu 15-May-14 21:52:18

Lucky you. I'm envy. Congrats! thanksthanksthanks

Linskibinski Thu 15-May-14 21:57:55

Ooh I love a happy mum2be! Congrats to you all!! I luffs babies, little squashy fat thighs and milky mouths with the lovely baby smell! Ooh I'm so jealous. I'd have another tomorrow. if I wasn't a bit old and frankly too fond of my sleep grin

TheFamousFive Thu 15-May-14 22:01:51



You're all lovely!

We've decided not to tell anyone until we're at least 12 weeks, but I had to tell mumsnet smile

Misfitless Fri 16-May-14 06:51:33

Oh! Wonderful news, Famous!

Another one green with envy here, thanks

kalidasa Fri 16-May-14 06:59:11

Congratulations famous! I'm one of five, it's lovely to have lots.

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Fri 16-May-14 07:05:30

Congratulations!!! So exciting!

Meglet Fri 16-May-14 07:08:29

Congratulations! I'm a mum of 2 who stalks the larger families threads blush (can't have any more), but 5 sounds fantastic smile.

TheFamousFive Fri 16-May-14 10:26:20

Thank you all thanks

It really hasn't sunk in yet. I'm trying to remind myself of all the things I shouldn't have, and what I should do.

I'm going to have 2 in nappies for the first time ever. Who knew you could face new trials with number 5.

I said to dh last night, "you'll have the snip after this one, right?"

And he said, "what if we want another?"


Think this might be the last. I'm not sure my body will cope with this one, let alone another!

thereisnoeleventeen Fri 16-May-14 12:15:57


I am PG with #4 and can count the genuinely excited and sincere 'congratulations' that we have received on one hand so I know what you mean (I even had one comment of 'so, er, it take it this one was planned then...').

harrygracejessica Sat 17-May-14 12:41:44

Congratulations. I have 5 and it's super they are all aged 3-7 so very close in age. I actually had 4 in nappies at one point!

3littlewomen Sat 17-May-14 12:55:41

Hugh congrats Famous xxxx My DC5 was such a lovely experience and his older siblings (age range 17 to 6) quite literally think the sun, moon and stars originate from him. It is lovely having such a big happy family.

I had the snip discussion, but sadly we just miscarried DC6 (very early in pregnancy).... We were quite excited at the thought, so I reckon we'll finish out on a nice even no.6!

TheFamousFive Sat 17-May-14 16:16:24

3littlewomen, I'm so sorry for your loss, I hope you're ok. Thank you very much for the reassurance.

Harry shock how on earth are you sane?!

Eleventeen, I find myself making a point of saying "they were all planned" at times. I think people assume I'm just terribly irresponsible smile

princesscupcakemummyb Sun 18-May-14 14:42:53

huge congrats my ds is 6 months i have 3 kids i would love more we are ttc grin

Pregnantagain7 Sun 18-May-14 19:27:12

Massive congratulations!! I'm 19 weeks pregnant with dc4 and dc3 is 8 months everyone's reaction has been Luke warm to say the least! But sod em I'm happy and I'm glad you are too! smile

fuzzyduck234 Mon 19-May-14 18:32:12

Congratulations!! My DD1 was DC5 and is much loved by all of us and its such fun having 5 kids, i love it!! Pretty certain we are now done as i don't think i could do another pregnancy but yay for you!!

MurtleTheTurtle Mon 19-May-14 19:57:31

Congratulations! I am also pregnant with no5, though not planned and a bit of a shock to be honest.

Do you come from a large family or are they the norm amongst your friends? I am dreading the comments to be honest!

TheFamousFive Wed 21-May-14 08:57:15

Princess, I'm glad I'm not the only mad one grin

Pregnantagain, I know I'll get a few comments from the more tactless contingent. My standard response is to laugh and say, "I'm breeding an army".

Fuzzy, I'm pretty sure my body is going to collapse after this one! I just love having a huge family. They make me very happy.

Murtle, I come from a medium sized family. There do seem to be a few bigger families around here, but most have 2 dcs. I feel like I've fallen in to ending up with so many. I never had a figure in mind, it just felt right and was financially viable to go on and have another. Had you told me 10 years ago that I'd have 5, I would have thought you were mad grin

Congratulations to all the fellow pregnant ladies smile

elQuintoConyo Wed 21-May-14 09:51:01

Congratulations OP, and everyone else thanks

DH is one of six and one of his brothers has five ranging from 3y-12y, so nothing unusual to me!

Big families are lovely.

SoonToBeSix Wed 21-May-14 09:55:28

Congrats my pregnant with baby number five turned out to be my three month old twins. We have had plenty of how will you cope but we do and it's great. Am happy for you.

TheFamousFive Wed 21-May-14 10:20:20

Soontobe, dh has already been joking about twins (there are twins on both sides). Congratulations! I think poll can focus on the hard work, and forget the enormous rewards. Being surrounded by family is my idea of heaven.

Elquinto, I just hope my lot continue to get on so well. I think it's one advantage of big families, that there's always someone to play with. No one ever seems to get left out.

SoonToBeSix Sat 24-May-14 15:13:27

Thanks famous, and you are right I am never happier than on a day out with my dh and all my wonderful children.

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