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#1 of 47 Old 11-29-2004, 11:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just wanted to post an intro and say hi. I have posted here before as Christi_Mom10, now _Mom11 hoping sonn to up that to _Mom12 . I am 33 and have giving birth to my 11 kiddos, we are TTC#12. I have a good friend who posts here, Karenpl. My DH Dave is 37 and we live in Southern California. We have 6 girls and 5 boys thus far, we hope for a few more kiddos. I just wanted to say hi to everyone!!!
Christi Mama to 11, TTC #12.
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Welcome to MDC! You and your family are beautiful!
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Hi and holy cow!
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I mean yikes in a nice way!

Welcome, and Holy cow is right!

I look foward to getting to know you better.

Will you have time to post?
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Hi,
TY so much, lol. I will have time to post but where is the question????
Christi
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Hi and welcome.
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Welcome! Your family is awesome. It reminds me of my dh's family, he is number 6 out of 14. Makes for a fun holiday season.

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Hi! What a great family? Do you all fit in the van with the carseats? Do you go places altogether? That is awesome!

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Welcome Christi!

What a beautiful family you have
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Wow! I'm in awe of your family I tried to convince DH that we needed 12 but he says we're done after #5 is born, lol. Welcome and congrats on the new addition!
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Hi, and welcome. It's nice to see a large family here!

We have 9 kids, including stepkids, and we wouldnt mind having more. I love my big family!

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible---St. Francis of Assisi
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What an amazing family! I just asked me DH yesterday how people do it with 2 children and here you have 11 soon to be 12!! Welcome!!

Barbara:  an always learning SAHM of Ilana (11) and Aiden (8) living in Belgium with my amazing husband.

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and wow, great family!

Single student mama to dd 5/04 and ds 11/07.

 

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Hi Christi!

I loved your pictures (you or whoever took them is a great photographer). I have a question for you: how do manage your children's needs for space/ privacy (I'm assuming you don't have a 10 bedroom house!). I would like to have more but at four kids + 2 parents with three bedrooms, and no extra rooms (or even large closets!) that could be turned into bedrooms, I feel like we're at critical mass.

Again you've got a beautiful family! Those picures made my day.
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hi there and welcome! that's so wonderful! i'm one of ten, still haven';t convinced my dh to beat my mom's record... i look forward to getting to know you!
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Welcome!

We spent Thanksgiving with a family that has 11 children ranging in ages 31 to7. One wasnt there and 4 of the 'kids' that where there are married, 1 with children. It was a most enjoyable day, big families seem to have a special love and bonding
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Hi Christi!!
I just wanted to say that you have a very beautiful family!!!

I am debating on having #3, my youngest is 14 months, Now I can see I am just a wimp (LOL)

Congrats and GL with #12
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WOW ! 11 kids and 12th on the way! You rock mama!
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Welcome and enjoy!

Michelle: wife to J, mom to M (2001), E (2003), C (2005), S (2007) and O! (2009) And someone new in 2011!
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and what a wonderful family!

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Awesome Family Mama!!!!!

Mama to 5 babies. UCer, too!
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Welcome back!
Your kids are beautiful!

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  ~Albert Einstein
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WOW!!! That is absolutely amazing! Everyone in our circle thinks that I am crazy for thinking three would be a good number! Imagine what they would say to 12! :LOL Congrats!
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Hi,
sorry it took me so long to respond. TY all very much.

Angel, lol they might fall over, lol.

We live in a 4 bedroom house, the bedroom are very very large. So the kids share. I now can't remember any other questions at all, lol.

I am NOT PREGNANT with #12 yet, we are trying though, we are on cycle #7 and I am 1 DPO .

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Welcome Christi!

Holy WOW! How do you do it!?

Your family is beautiful.......I look forward to getting to know you on the boards

Emily SAHM to four unschoolers Olivia (9), Brian (7), Jack (6), and Liam (5)
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Wow! Welcome! It must be lots of fun at your house! I am one of 5 and am so grateful. I don't think we'll be having more than 2 or 3, but just think how you'll be surrounded by family forever!
Beautiful family!
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Hi & welcome! I admire you for having so many children and trying for more. Great pictures, too! I only have 1 but I want at least 5.
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Christi.................I would love some of your best tips for big families. I have always dreamed of having a very large family. I would also like to adopt or do foster care. How do you manage groceries? School? Organization? Bathes?

I would love your input! Good luck on #12!
Angela

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

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My goodness! How do you grow more beautiful with each new child?

Do you have household "help"? Do the kids pitch in? A lot? It looks like your place is spotless.

Good luck on #12, please wish me luck with our #2, we've been trying for a while and I've finally weaned my son in order to help the process.

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