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5ChildrenAndIt Fri 31-Oct-14 09:35:57

BFP #5 - which is not a 'surprise' - but I have spent an inordinate amount of time staring at a fixed point in space like this>>>> shock .

DH is no help because he's just silly excited!

And I really want to avoid telling anyone IRL until 12 weeks or even later.

BeauticianNotMagician81 Fri 31-Oct-14 12:58:00

Congratulations. We have decided to start ttc number 4 next month. Like you though I think I will be in shock for a while. We really want another and I'd like to get the baby stage done as this will be our last ds3 is 17 months. smile

5ChildrenAndIt Fri 31-Oct-14 14:02:19

Thank you! I was starting to feel lonely grin .

DC4 is the strongest argument for DC5 @ ours. She is adorable & adored by everybody. Toddling around right now wearing a fairy dress on top of a princess dress with a dragon cape. Spoilt much??? Ha ha!

IAmNotAPrincessIAmAKahleesi Fri 31-Oct-14 14:07:35

Congratulations! How old are your other four?

I have six dc and it is brilliant grin we all went bowling yesterday and it was so much fun, a family day out or get together is like an instant party with so many of us grin

5ChildrenAndIt Fri 31-Oct-14 14:11:47

10yo, 8yo, 6yo & 2yo.

Definitely an entourage! They are a great gang - I love hearing them chatter.

Vajazzler Fri 31-Oct-14 14:14:08

Congrats on your bfp5. 5 is no more work than 4. I'd love no6 but was sterilised after the last one!

Annunziata Fri 31-Oct-14 14:18:32

Congratulations! Your wee one sounds adorable!

I have 7. They're magnificent grin But I couldn't persuade them to go as the Seven Dwarfs for halloween, such a pity!

5ChildrenAndIt Fri 31-Oct-14 14:21:56

I'm mainly not so excited about pregnancy and newborn stage tbh. 5th child will be totally fab - but I'm very 'over' the novelty of nausea/exhaustion/pain/bleeding . And I will need a bigger car that I won't be able to park . And my current professional break will probably turn into 'never work again'...

5ChildrenAndIt Fri 31-Oct-14 14:23:40

Annunziata - we did a full Wizard of oz set last year. DD1 was Dorothy, and then we had a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man. Toto was a stuffed dog... So clearly we were missing a member!

3littlewomen Fri 31-Oct-14 14:24:42

20 weeks pregnant with #6. Love having my big family, the noise, chaos, fun and laughter - well sometimes, we also have bickering and fighting.
As an only child I was always determined to have more then one child - quite how I sneaked up to 6 I am not sure.

5ChildrenAndIt Fri 31-Oct-14 14:26:41

I'm an only child! It's quite handy since we have an 'exclusive' granny to support us grin .

Annunziata Fri 31-Oct-14 14:33:40

Oh I am jealous of the Wizard of Oz! That sounds great! Number 7 is 15 years younger than Number 6, so we were a person down before then too.

I loved Christmas and Halloween with our team. It's so special. Mine all slept in the same bed for years!

ImBrian Fri 31-Oct-14 14:43:10

Congratulations, I'm 36 weeks pregnant with number 5. I still have regular moments of staring into space!

Being pregnant has definitely been harder this time round with running around after everyone else.

BeauticianNotMagician81 Sat 01-Nov-14 05:47:25

My older two are the same age as your eldest two.

Your Dd sounds so sweet. I think it will definitely be a ds4 here. I always wanted a dd but I do love my group of boys. They get on so well. I look forward to when the children are older and big family Christmases. I took all 3 of them trick or treating last night and we had great fun.

I hope the pregnancy isn't too tough on you. I'm a bit worried about SPD next time as I had it for the first time when pregnant with ds3 and it was awful.

Pregnantagain7 Mon 03-Nov-14 20:19:57

Hi congratulations flowers

I'd love 5 or 6 but think we are probably done now, I've just had dc4 he is three weeks old and just adorable. I also have 9,3 and 13 months. I found the end of pregnancy quite tough but mainly because of my small age gap and dc wasn't walking.
With dc3 I had really bad spd but didn't get it all this time was really surprised as I expected to get it from early on but nothing. Dc3 was a very big baby (10lb8 blush) so maybe that was something to do with it dc4 was smaller.

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