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post #21 of 29

This will be our fourth bio child.  Our will be 5.5, 3.5, and a few days from 2 when this one is born.  Plus we foster.  Currently we have FIVE little girls in the house, ages 7, 5, 4, almost 3 and 15mo.  We'll have at least five in the house including this baby next september.  It's nuts, but completely do-able.  Sometimes I wonder if i'm crazy, but there is nothing better than watching them all play together and love each other! 

post #22 of 29

I feel like I'm starting all over.  My boy is 10 (will be 11 in June).  He does his own laundry, can cook some simple foods and can be home alone for short periods of time.  Before we actually conceived, many times my logical brain said "WHY do you want to START OVER?????"  But this surpasses logic.  I'll have children who are siblings but also only children.  So weird.

 

I'm also wondering what the difference will be between having a baby at 23 and having a baby at 34.

post #23 of 29

Mine will be 8, 4, and 2 when this baby is born. DD2 turns 5 in Oct so then I'll have 3 under 5, it just sounds so crazy. DD1's school doesn't have bus service so twice a day, we make the 20 minute drive each way in, I am SOO dreading that with a newborn that is due right when school starts. I have a hard enough time now finding a sitter for when I work (very part time), add in another child it is is going to be almost impossible. DD1 has a number of learning disabilities and anxiety issues, what she does excel and loves is sports, so we encourage it to help her self esteem. Almost 5 nights a week we are gone from 2:30-after 5, sometimes 6 waiting on her somewhere.  Did I mention this child is driven? Her goal is the Olympics already, I have no doubt that she will be a professional athlete. Dragging two and now 3 other children around while she goes all over the place is not fun. 

post #24 of 29

I haven't read through all the other replies and I'm really not all that helpful because I'm going from 1 to 2. But I have heard from several mothers of large familes 6,7, and 9 children, that it never gets any harder than three. One is hard. Life changing. Two is learning how to juggle. Three is chaos. And four is like three. And five is like three. And six is like three. It never gets any harder than three.

 

You'll do great. :)

post #25 of 29

I am terrified.  The pregnancy was by no means planned (it's pretty freaky that it even happened considering all I was doing to avoid).  The whole thing is going to put my health at serious risk.  Not sure where the dad and I stand.  I will probably get thrown out of where I am living.  I'm afraid that I won't be able to keep up my job if I get sick like last time.  I already know this is going to screw up college for me...big time.  Not sure yet if I am going to raise it or if I'm facing being a birth mom for the third time. 

 

The whole thing is a mess.  Yet I am set on going through with it and making the best of things.  Hopefully it will all turn out ok in the end.

 

I nanny/babysit a lot of kids for long hours everyday.  I agree about it never really feels any harder than it does with three.  I'm sure all you moms of many (or soon to be many) are going to do great.    :)

post #26 of 29
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I know I am! I'm only 18 and I'm pregnant. ... On the brightside my mom is completly supportive and excited. lol.



Okay, so I figured I'd just chime in here because it is creepy to lurk.    I have to admit I was a little worried about how well received Ri would be in the due date club because of her age so I was shamefully snooping.    I am the Grandma in question and I am excited. love.gif    I am glad to see she has found some support online.  MDC saved my sanity more than once over the years. She has a great community of MDC mamas here in our town who will support her, too. 

 

To the OP,  3-4 wasn't nearly as bad a jump for me as 2-3 was but it definitely has its challenges.   I think my fourth child probably survived due to his great love of his sling which he has graciously allowed me to gift to the new baby. 

 

I shall quietly slink off now and allow my daughter her private place.  Thanks for taking care of her everyone!

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Originally Posted by RileyAnn View Post

I know I am! I'm only 18 and I'm pregnant. ... On the brightside my mom is completly supportive and excited. lol.



Okay, so I figured I'd just chime in here because it is creepy to lurk.    I have to admit I was a little worried about how well received Ri would be in the due date club because of her age so I was shamefully snooping.    I am the Grandma in question and I am excited. love.gif    I am glad to see she has found some support online.  MDC saved my sanity more than once over the years. She has a great community of MDC mamas here in our town who will support her, too. 

 

To the OP,  3-4 wasn't nearly as bad a jump for me as 2-3 was but it definitely has its challenges.   I think my fourth child probably survived due to his great love of his sling which he has graciously allowed me to gift to the new baby. 

 

I shall quietly slink off now and allow my daughter her private place.  Thanks for taking care of her everyone!

k, this is adorable. love.gif

And for her to be 18 and looking into natural and/or attachment parenting is AMAZING and she should give lessons to other teen moms!  Go Ri!



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Originally Posted by RileyAnn View Post

I know I am! I'm only 18 and I'm pregnant. ... On the brightside my mom is completly supportive and excited. lol.



Okay, so I figured I'd just chime in here because it is creepy to lurk.    I have to admit I was a little worried about how well received Ri would be in the due date club because of her age so I was shamefully snooping.    I am the Grandma in question and I am excited. love.gif    I am glad to see she has found some support online.  MDC saved my sanity more than once over the years. She has a great community of MDC mamas here in our town who will support her, too. 

 

To the OP,  3-4 wasn't nearly as bad a jump for me as 2-3 was but it definitely has its challenges.   I think my fourth child probably survived due to his great love of his sling which he has graciously allowed me to gift to the new baby. 

 

I shall quietly slink off now and allow my daughter her private place.  Thanks for taking care of her everyone!

k, this is adorable. love.gif

And for her to be 18 and looking into natural and/or attachment parenting is AMAZING and she should give lessons to other teen moms!  Go Ri!



I had my dd1 when I was 19 and I was a very AP mom (yay for MDC).  Being so crunchy (along with my age) really set my apart from other moms at all the local play groups and moms groups, etc.  It was very lonely at times.  I'm so glad that you have a mom who will be so supportive Riley.  Having some people around who "get it" can make things so much easier. :)
 

post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by RileyAnn View Post

I know I am! I'm only 18 and I'm pregnant. ... On the brightside my mom is completly supportive and excited. lol.



Okay, so I figured I'd just chime in here because it is creepy to lurk.    I have to admit I was a little worried about how well received Ri would be in the due date club because of her age so I was shamefully snooping.    I am the Grandma in question and I am excited. love.gif    I am glad to see she has found some support online.  MDC saved my sanity more than once over the years. She has a great community of MDC mamas here in our town who will support her, too. 

 

To the OP,  3-4 wasn't nearly as bad a jump for me as 2-3 was but it definitely has its challenges.   I think my fourth child probably survived due to his great love of his sling which he has graciously allowed me to gift to the new baby. 

 

I shall quietly slink off now and allow my daughter her private place.  Thanks for taking care of her everyone!

k, this is adorable. love.gif

And for her to be 18 and looking into natural and/or attachment parenting is AMAZING and she should give lessons to other teen moms!  Go Ri!



I'll second that! This is amazing, indeed. Riley might be the baby of the group, but she's a mama too and as such, she's just as accepted as anyone. This thread is making me feel all warm and fuzzy now... which may in part be due to hormones, but whatever! grouphug.gif And I don't think it's creepy at all, Stephany... it's sweet.
 

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