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Addicted to having children.

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mummyclare Mon 22-Sep-08 10:36:16

Am falling in love with ds3 (7 weeks) at the moment. We always wanted four so I am relaxed about still wanting more. However, every time I reach the end of a pregnancy I start longing for the next one (I have easy pregnancies!).
Will this ever go away? We will stop at 4 but I'm worried I will always want more...

If there were no financial or social restrictions how many would you have?

expatinscotland Mon 22-Sep-08 10:37:22

i guess it doesn't go away for some, but i'm sure as hell glad it has for me!

i am in so much pain and misery this pregnancy and my moods are so bad now i wish i could be immediately sterilised after this one is born.

Pushpinia Mon 22-Sep-08 10:37:55

Oh...envy at the easy pregnancies!

If it wasn't for the pregnancies I would have about 4 I think. I already have two and am getting old...

ForeverOptimistic Mon 22-Sep-08 10:44:02

Hopefully we will have 2, if there were no financial or social restrictions we would have 3 or 4. I'm always shock when I hear of people with 8 or 9 that does not appeal to me at all!

largeginandtonic Mon 22-Sep-08 11:22:26

I did used to think there was no stop button but have been delighted to find there is.

It has taken being pregnant with dc 7 to get here though.

Like Expat i am up for sterilisation after this one!

nailpolish Mon 22-Sep-08 11:24:39

if i won the lottery the first thing i would do is get pg

largeginandtonic Mon 22-Sep-08 11:27:03

Aw would you NP? I didnt know you still wanted more.

saythatagain Mon 22-Sep-08 11:30:24

Ditto what NP said sad. Except I'm getting old now too sad sad

ImNotOnline Mon 22-Sep-08 11:32:30

I have three and would love another, if money was no problem i'd have loads, i love being pregnant and as soon as i've had one i want another too. sad

nailpolish Mon 22-Sep-08 11:34:18

yes id love more LG&T! its too complicated now tho sad

Ceolas Mon 22-Sep-08 11:34:42

I am teetering over having a 5th right now. I was thinking about it in the shower this morning actually. I'm worried that I want another baby for me. That I want a newborn again. I love them all no matter what age they are and I am madly in love with DD3 now that she's walking about and taking on her own personality. But I wonder what a 5th child would add to our family, apart from fulfilling a need within me. hmm

NomDePlume Mon 22-Sep-08 11:35:01

I have 3 (16, 14.5 & 6) and I'm pretty sure that's it for me. Financially we could have more, but I don't feel the need.

The 2 eldest are actually my step-children (we have them 60% of the time and have done since they were 6 & 8), so I have only got the one child who is biologically mine.

Since DD was born (Aug 02) I've been through stages of being horribly broody and sad to being ok with no more children. DH would have another if I wanted to, but is also very happy as we are. I just don't feel that broodiness anymore, babies are lovely and all but I'm really enjoying my family as it is. We have more independence and our social and work life is great. Having a baby would compromise that, as selfish as it seems, and so I'm quite happy to put a lid on it.

However, that said I would never be sterilised as I'm a bit of a 'never say never' person (although, perhaps if I had 7 I would be considering it seriously! wink).

largeginandtonic Mon 22-Sep-08 11:41:33

I betcha would Nom wink

I am having this last baby for the other children and dh. I do love them all but would quite happily have stopped with #6. They are all SO excited and dd is positively walking on air at the thought of a sister finally!

It was a relief to find i did actually have a stop button after all these years. The terrible longing for a baby is so all consuming.

NP you can borrow any of them anytime, will happily post to Scotland, i accept handbags and shoes as payment wink

Nom you have a 16 year old! I am so looking forward to the teenage years, really i am.

nailpolish Mon 22-Sep-08 11:43:59

girls are fab. i think its great you are having another girl. when are you due btw
i am v excitied about you coming up to scotland
i was telling agalch yesterday

largeginandtonic Mon 22-Sep-08 11:53:17

Am due 12th Jan, but mine are late, well mostly late. DD was the only one who behaved arriving the day before her due date!

When i come up in March she will probably only be about 7-8 weeks! You can keep her for the weekend wink

nailpolish Mon 22-Sep-08 11:57:34

oh YAY!!!

largeginandtonic Mon 22-Sep-08 12:13:15

I do mean that MN, i am not precious. Do your norks still work?

nailpolish Mon 22-Sep-08 12:21:18

ar oyuy talking to me? i think they still work
they are big massive things and its such a waste

its embarrassing how excitied i am that you are your brood and coming up

largeginandtonic Mon 22-Sep-08 12:33:27


Excellent, nork wastage a crime.

Am excited too, may blow off 80th birthday party for weekend of coffee, cake and wine with you.

Idobelieveinfairies Mon 22-Sep-08 12:36:11

Was/am addcited to having babies for sure, i made myself be sterilised after last twins....and now hoping it fails....wink

Love being pregnant, loving having a baby in the house.....untildy teenage bedrooms don't impress me though hmm


aGalChangedHerName Mon 22-Sep-08 12:49:27

I am never having anymore sad

We decided DH should have the snip only 4 months after we had dd2 (we have 4 dc)

It is only since dd2 stopped bfing a month ago that i realised it was far too soon to have done something so stupd.

Don't get me wrong,i love my dc and i am v lucky to have them. If i won the lottery we wold get the vasectomy reversed and have more!!

Hi NP had a great time yesterday. Lets do it again soon!!

nailpolish Mon 22-Sep-08 12:50:33

hi aglach

yesterday was such a hoot. i ahvent had such a laugh in ages!

hotmama Mon 22-Sep-08 12:57:35

I have 2dd's (nearly 4 and 2) and am 27 weeks with ds1. I would love to have another - and could afford it - BUT I am 41 and so feel I am too old. DP is going to see "Billy 2 bricks" as quite frankly I don't think I could trust myself! wink

All my pregnancies have been generally O.K - now the births are a different matter! [wink}

hotmama Mon 22-Sep-08 12:58:06

I have 2dd's (nearly 4 and 2) and am 27 weeks with ds1. I would love to have another - and could afford it - BUT I am 41 and so feel I am too old. DP is going to see "Billy 2 bricks" as quite frankly I don't think I could trust myself! wink

All my pregnancies have been generally O.K - now the births are a different matter! [wink}

carmenelectra Mon 22-Sep-08 12:58:14

I always wonder if the urge ever goes. I really hope it does. Im going to ttc for number 3 at the end of the year(which is scarily close now!) and i really hope i dont want any more after that! I used to think when i was younger that id like four and maybe if i were 5 yrs younger and i could afford to cut my hours at work id go for 4. Its not going to happen though, but id never, ever get sterilised or get my dp to have a vascetomy, never. I couldnt do anything so final.

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