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Who makes up your family? :)

post #1 of 50
Thread Starter 

Hello Mummas 


Just thought I would ask who makes up your family? kid.gif

For us:

DH (27) and I (23) got married in January this year. We have been together for four years joy.gif and this little one will be our first!

We live in Australia and have one dog (Labrador) and one cat (a cute grey meow!)

And thats us! smile.gif


Who are you? lurk.gif

post #2 of 50

OK, I am 37 and DH is 42, married 12 years this year (knew each other 5 months before we got married...after meeting in a bar...pretty sure everyone thought we were out of our minds but it worked out great)!!! love.gif


In our home we have: 

DD (8) through medicated IUI (after a RE told me I would NEVER get pregnant with my own eggs)

DD (5) adopted after being her foster parents

DS (2) complete surprise after not having used birth control for 8 years of marriage (and being told by a ob/gyn to get a hysterectomy since I am not fertile anymore and my periods are just causing anemia)!


That's us! orngbiggrin.gif

post #3 of 50


Edited by nhklh - 11/16/13 at 2:52am
post #4 of 50

My partner and I are both 25. We met when were were 14; became an official couple at 16, and eventually got married for insurance purposes (after the birth of our first child) when we were 21. I had a philosophical opposition to marriage that kept us from marrying younger, but not strong enough to keep us from marrying once I could have insurance again if I married. I wish I had your resolve, nhklh! But anyway, I have a five year old (who I will be homeschooling this year) and a two year old.

post #5 of 50

There's me (24), DH (waay older love.gif)- we have been together for 8 years and married for six as of January...he is the complete love of my life luxlove.gif We have three children which was a total surprise as I was initially told I was sterile, lol. Our kids bring me joy beyond which I ever thought I would feel. DD1 will be 5 next Tuesday, DD2 is 3, she will be 4 in October, and DS is 20 months, he will turn 2 in August...we homeschool in the Waldorf tradition (we started last year with our eldest DD and will be continuing on)

Edited by darkblue0729 - 7/17/12 at 12:09pm
post #6 of 50

DH (34) and I (31) have been married 11 years this year. We struggled with infertility for about 4 years and then had our daughter 5 years ago on Mother's Day. Our boy - age 2 - was a surprise pregnancy. Same with this one. :) We have a Pekingese dog. We live in the desert and love to be outdoors and traveling. 


We have a trip to Hawaii this year and I vowed 2 things. #1 - I would NOT be pregnant in Hawaii. Oops! #2 - I would never have a baby around Christmas. Oops again! I guess I'm not in control here eh?

post #7 of 50

DH(35) and I (32) will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this year, but we were together for 5 years before we got married.  We have three kids, 6 year old DD, 4 year old DS, 2 year old DD.  Our fourth (and final) baby is due at the end of Dec.  We never imagined that we would have 4 kids, but now can't imagine our life without them.  We also have a dog, 2 cats, and 2 frogs that live at our house. 

post #8 of 50

There is me (37) and my partner (32). We can't be legally married in our state but are planning some sort of ceremony within the next year. We have two dogs -  a 8 year old corgi and a 9 year old corgi/chihuahua mix. This will be our first child.

post #9 of 50

We are a family of 5, currently. There's DH, who is 33. The I am 25, 26 in July. Ds1 is 4.5, and ds2 is 27 months, and Rosie, the furbaby, is a 4 month old australian cattle dog. DH and I have been together over 5 years, married for a year this past March. We got pregnant, while I was on BC, after we had known each other for about 4 months, but had been seeing each other 3 weeks. I know, I know, but we are totally happy! 

post #10 of 50

We are a family of 6 humans - me (33), fiance (43), his daughter (21), her partner (20), my daughter (6), my son (3), 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 hermit crabs, 5 goldfish, and a turtle, lol - all living under one roof - chaotic but HAPPY!




post #11 of 50

Hi nhklh! We will be unschooling out kids as well!


Our family is Me (25), DH (28), DD (15 months), a 9 year old lab mutt, and a 3 year old (dumb as rocks) lab mutt. We also have 10 ducks, 10 guinea keet chicks that keep dying on us :-(, and some where around 15 laying hens. We also only live 1 mile from my in laws (farmers) so if we include them it's gma and gpa (50 and 51) and 3 brother-in-laws (26, 25, and 20) and 2 of them have girlfriends (18 and almost 21). Sometimes I feel like we live in a commune, haha.

post #12 of 50

I'm 31 (32 this month) DH is 41. We have been together 4.5 years. Got legally married while pregnant with J (2.5 yrs). The pregnancy was planned. I didn't think the order of things mattered until I was pregnant and hormonal and just wanted the paperwork to make it official. It literally was just signing paperwork though. No celebration of any kind until last September when we had a very small and very lovely wedding. My profile pic is me nursing J (then 20 months) on our wedding day. :)


No pets. We keep talking about getting a dog, but I think if we do we'll wait til we have no more babies or toddlers. Bellybean will most likely be our last human family member.

post #13 of 50

I'll be 29 next month and my dh is 44. We've been married since 2003. We got married after dating for 2 months and we got pregnant after being married for 2 months...lol. We have three children: a 7yo daughter, a 3yo son, and a 2yo son. We're eclectic homeschoolers, but I'm strongly considering the Charlotte Mason method in the fall.

post #14 of 50

Oops, I forgot to say how long we have been together. We dated for a little over 2 years, engaged for a little over a year, and have been married for 3 years on May 2nd. I guess if we add all that up we've been together for 6 years! Yay! I met him at a party at college and told him we should date even though he was about to graduate and just wanted to party his last semester, but he finally gave in. Then I told him we should move in together and get engaged even though he was dinking around being undecisive, and we did. Then we got married and I told him it was time for me to have his babies and he wasn't sure, but we did. Haha. I think he is finally realizing the trend....:-)

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Edited by nhklh - 11/16/13 at 2:53am
post #16 of 50
Great thread! DH and I have been married for 4 years (our anniversary is 5/25). We've been together for 9. He and I live together with our 17 month-old DD in NY. We also have a cat.
post #17 of 50

DH and I met at my best friend's birthday party when he was 14 and I was 13 :-) We weren't a couple until a lot later, but we've known each other for 22 years. Married for 14 this August. We have an 8 yo DS, a 6 yo DS, and a 2 yo DD. Also an annoying dog.  We have always meant to have 4 children, so this is most likely our last.  We were both home/unschooled, and we home/unschool our kids.


We are living nearby my mom, dad & his wife & two adopted pre-teen daughters (my sisters, but this is very recent so really more like nieces or something), my brother/wife/2 kids.  But until recently we lived very near DH's extended family and miss them very much.

post #18 of 50

So sorry nklnh!

post #19 of 50

DH and I are both 35, met 9 years ago tomorrow, and will be married for 8 years in December. We live with one fluffy little white dog, and two mischievous black cats.


These two babies are our first! We started trying in January 2007, and they were two frozen embryos who both survived thawing and implanting, to our complete surprise and amazement!

post #20 of 50
Originally Posted by tropicana74 View Post

OK, I am 37 and DH is 42, married 12 years this year (knew each other 5 months before we got married...after meeting in a bar...pretty sure everyone thought we were out of our minds but it worked out great)!!! love.gif



My DH and I {not legally married because we have a philosophical objection to legal marriage} met in a bar, or rather on the street outside of a bar, and I knew immediately that he was the man I would marry--before he even opened his mouth. We shook hands and locked eyes and I just knew--he happened to be dating a friend casually at the time and after waiting for that to fizzle out and a few months afterwards for posterity sake, we went on our first date and were pregnant in 5 months and married less than a year after our first date. We work so well together, too!! oh yea...he was 22 and I was 27 and he didn't even have a car {we don't live in a commuter city, either. So no car= bum...haha!}.

anyway, we are me {31} and DH {26} been together for 4 years and DD will be 3 in July. Our spirit baby is due mid December, but I am getting a strong Solstice vibe from he/she. Have a beloved kitty and just rehomed our much loved dog a few months ago for a failed communal living situation :( 

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