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#31 of 40 Old 01-18-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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I just don't get people who have negative reactions to large families. Obviously, God intended for you to multiple....and keep doing so. *sigh*

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I don't business with having a fourth as I know the dh family will be upset ( I think SIL is struggling with infertility...and a host of medical/emmotional issues)....after we had our 2nd MIL/FIL said we should stop (dh first baby, my second) after the 3rd 4yrs afo they said to my SIL it was her turn now....and they'd be there to support her....like wtf? Its one of those they pay for her wedding entirely (gave us a 100 dollar gift card for ours) type of families. I think its someone elses business how many kids I have IF it actually affects them, I don't ask for $, I don't ask family to babysit, buy stuff for us, help me out, etc so its not like more babies for me is more work for them.

I hate that weren't you using birth control = actually I was and dh was using the withdrawal method on top of that...ds #2 was a pill baby (and i never missed even one by two hours!)

My sister has three and is probably done as she is having really bad back issues from surgery and a traffic accident...I had three - it was a nice even score....I think she's going to be upset more so if I have a girl as she has only 3 boys and really wanted a girl.

It is weird there is big party for the first pregnancy (usually), minor acknowlegement for the second and why did you do that to yourself after number three....

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Number 3 here. Muted reactions from our family so far. I made sure to say, we're expecting our third and we are SO EXCITED about it when I announced. Because sometimes people just need to be cued how to feel. Mostly people worry. Because we don't own a house, and things are tight, etc.. etc... But I think they will come around in time. A baby is an abstraction to people who aren't "growing" it! When he or she is a person in front of them, the love usually flows. My MIL was excited though, yay, at least someone was.
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Number 3 here. Muted reactions from our family so far. I made sure to say, we're expecting our third and we are SO EXCITED about it when I announced. Because sometimes people just need to be cued how to feel. Mostly people worry. Because we don't own a house, and things are tight, etc.. etc... But I think they will come around in time. A baby is an abstraction to people who aren't "growing" it! When he or she is a person in front of them, the love usually flows. My MIL was excited though, yay, at least someone was.
We are in the same position.

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People have asked us why we're having another baby when we're living in a small house, not having tons of money for moving, etc. Um. . . if we waited for the perfect time, we would have no kids and live with regret. We'll make it work. . . 3 kids can live in a small house just as well as 2 kids can. Maybe we'll move to a bigger house. Maybe we won't.
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We're in a small house, too. People are asking if we're going to move or add on (eyeroll), but they're generally happy about the pregnancy (will be child #3.)

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This will be my third. I feel like 3 makes us a big family, even though my parents and all their siblings had at least 3.

The pregnancy was unplanned, and it took me a few weeks, but I am now really excited and in love with my baby. The boys are really excited too. All my family and friends have been wonderfully supportive and have helped me get the right attitude about having more than I had planned on. I am so grateful for their support.
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This will be our third. We've always wanted four, but we wanted them all three years apart. My ds is only nine months old right now, so this has been quite a shock! My family is ecstatic, but they all love big families. We haven't told DH's family yet because they will not be happy and there's no reason to put up with them raining on our parade for any longer than we have to!
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#4 for us (third pregnancy). We are thrilled. And will probably have #5 shortly thereafter since there's a wider age gap b/w #2 and 3 (twins) and this baby.
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This baby will be our 6th. We currently have 5 girls, so let's see!
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