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Old 05-06-2007, 03:49 AM
 
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Not counting belly time, 10 yrs. in August!

Every year feels like it's going by faster and faster....
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not including pregnancy 11 years in Aug
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I'm reading that some of you have been mothers for decades and want to cry. Sometimes I don't know how I'm going to get through the next freaking week.

I really am beginning to think I'm starting to snap
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Hang in there! It really does get better!

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Happy Birthday Michaelia & Jared!!

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Any of you mamas to older children have grandkids yet? As my son gets older, I am looking forward to those little creatures more and more ...
Hi Sunflowers,

I will soon be a first time grandmama! My DD(the birthday girl) and her husband(who also is celebrating his 28th birthday on the same day as my DD!)is expecting a boy in the next few weeks and I am so excited! I can hardly wait to meet him!

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Happy Birthday Michaelia(DD) & Jared(SIL)!!

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Two years and some months! It ages a woman, I swear.

But I'd do it all again. And I would hire a babysitter more often!
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4 months shy of 4 years! And I've been nursing all that time! (Minus the NICU stay and a week)

Congrats Erika!!!!

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It ages a woman, I swear.

But I'd do it all again. And I would hire a babysitter more often!

I second all of that. I was lucky to have trusted friends and my mom (in a slightly limited capacity, but still..) to care for my kids sometimes, and I think if I were doing it over I wouldn't feel as badly about going out for an hour here and there without my baby.

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6 years! I'm surprised, but glad to see some, how do I put it, more experienced mamas around here!
Motherhood is a wonderful(most of the time) journey!

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FOREVER!

I figure when I reach retirement age I'm gonna be a handful.I'll get to do the things I never got to do as a young person.Sleep till noon is at the top of my list.
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6 months on May 14th but it feels like forever and I am loving it!
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Well, my eldest dd turns 18 in June...
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8 years this June!

Feels like it's been way more than less of a decade though Paradoxically the time has just flown.
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Almost 11 years. :
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17 years
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Thirteen years this month (not counting pregnancy).
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Any of you mamas to older children have grandkids yet?
I have 2, a 5 year old girl (my dd's) and a one year old boy (my ds's). My ds's girlfriend is pregnant again and expecting in September, so I'll have three!

With seven of my own, I expect I'll have quite a few grandkids.
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not counting being pregnant, 8 years on June 23

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Counting pregnancy exactly 9 years this week.
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I started acting like a mommy to my dsd when she was 8 months old and I was living with my then-soon-to-be husband. That was a little over 8 years ago. Biologically, Ive been a mother for 3yrs, 2mo, 2wk and 4 days...almost to the hour. Yes, I actually looked at the calendar to figure out down to the day.
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does raising my mother count? :

3 years and 8 months on the 17th.

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I'm reading that some of you have been mothers for decades and want to cry. Sometimes I don't know how I'm going to get through the next freaking week.

I really am beginning to think I'm starting to snap
i'm right there with you. :

Maggie, blissfully married mama of 5 little ladies on my own little path. homeschool.gif gd.gifRainbow.gif
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What a wonderful thing to say you have been a mama for 29 years! Thats wonderful! You are wonderful!!! I am certain that day will bring me much joy as well.....

I have been a mama for right about 4 years and 4 monthes or so.....I am expecting my fourth in 4 years so I feel like I have been parenting double and now triple time! Its amazing though!
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13.5 years.

It's been the best thing I've ever done. In fact, it's been the only best thing I've ever done
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5 years and 6 months!
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Almost 21 years.
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It will be 11 years on the 17th of this month.
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