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I know the ddcs are generally populated by first time moms, but I think I've seen a couple moms on #4 or more in here... Check in!
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Working on #4 here.

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

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I'm pregs with #4 here! My oldest is almost 6.
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I'm on number 5! 5 under the age of 9...

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My oldest will be just under 5.5 when the baby comes.

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

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This will be our fifth child, though we lost our son a few years ago at 5 1/2 years. So yeah, sometimes I say this is our fourth, sometimes I say it's our fifth.

It's definitely our last! I am so, so, so excited about this baby, and so happy that dh was willing to have this last precious child.

RedOak ~ Momma to DS (8) , DS (4) , DD (3) , & DD 9/10 ~
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this is our 5th. My kids are 7, 5, 3 and 18 months.

Jessie (29) mom to Emma (2002), Anthony (2004), Elizabeth (2006) and Ava (2008) and someone new 2010
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this is #4 if you count my loss... #5 if you count my unconfirmed loss :/

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Nice to see so many! I guess it's fairly obvious from my signature but I have a 6 1/2 yo, almost 5yo, 3yo, 15mo and I'm about 6 weeks pregnant.
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i'm on baby #3 (pregnancy #4, 11 week loss), which feels like 'many' with all the 1st/2nd timers you meet everywhere ! people are always so shocked we are having more than 2 kids..

- Staci, Mommy to Mollie (3/06), Jamie (5/08), Annie (9/10) and Bently (2/13) chicken3.gif
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I'm growing #4 too! Love big families!

This is my 5th pg though...I also had an 11 week loss.

Emily: Homebirthin' mama to 3 boys and a girl.
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#5 for me (+an 11 week loss)
I have 9dd, 8ds, 6dd, and 4dd

This is my first with my new SO and his first ever. My ex got snipped after 4 but i strangely didn't feel like I was done, so when J wanted to have one of his own I was excited and here we are 8 weeks now!

p.s. my friends ask if I am competing w the Duggars

Likes a little crunch with occasional sogginess~Misty,Mama to L1, L2, L3, L4,L5 and Loving J!
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We're on #4! So far we have ages 8, 6 and 2 - all girls!

Jackie, wife to the Hubster, homeschooling mom to 4 girls: Lala (9) , Lissie (7) and Lauren (3) and our newest arrival Addie Jane born 10-1-10!
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Number 3 here, counting Joseph. Number 2 to other people.

Ami

Wife to dh, Mommy to my heavenly angel, J (06), and my earthly angels, S (07) and E (10)

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This will be our 4th child. My others: ds 5, ds 4, dd 20 mos.

DS1 2004 ~ DS2 2005 ~ DD1 2008 ~ DS3 2010 ~ DD2 due Dec. 2014
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This will be #4 God-willing. Sadly, we're calling it "Arbaa" (Four in Arabic) for now. The other little ones have had more creative nick names in-utero.

We have DS1, 6-1/2.
DS2, 4-1/2,
and DD1 2-1/2.

2/3 of my babies are Autumn babies--so this one means that we're going to have many many bday cakes in the Aug-Oct arena (as DH and I have birthdays then too!)

Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1).  "Kids do as well as they can."

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I'm glad there are so many of us with larger families. I love following along with moms who are having their first or second (it's so sweetly new to them), but at the same time it's fun to read experiences of people who have been through it a few times and have an experienced appreciation of pregnancy and birth.

Is anyone worried at all about telling certain people in your extended family? We've told all our friends and my sister, but we're nervous about telling our parents/dh's siblings. I just know they're going to think we're crazy. Heck, sometimes I think we're crazy.

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Is anyone worried at all about telling certain people in your extended family? We've told all our friends and my sister, but we're nervous about telling our parents/dh's siblings. I just know they're going to think we're crazy. Heck, sometimes I think we're crazy.
Nah, but I'm not really looking forward to the stares in the grocery store. Fortunately, here, alot of people have larger families, but I don't know about VA. Most of the military up there are just starting out, so they are younger and just starting their families...or even just starting to think about starting their familes.

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

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Yeah...."you really have your hands full" was old about THREE YEARS AGO!!! I used to get that at least a couple of times a day from total strangers. With four I can't even imagine what they're going to say....

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I read on here a phrase someone used to combat that and now I use it regularly...

"Better full than empty." Said with a sweet smile.

After a while I just want to hug the little old lady that says, "What a beautiful family."

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

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We're thrilled to be expecting #6. Other kids ages are in my sig, but they range from 8 yrs to 11 months.

Mom of 7, ages 13, 12, 9, 7, 5, 4, and 2.5!
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So since we've all been around this block a few times before ...

What is the one thing you are enjoying right now that you know will change soon?

For me:
- hugging my hubby and kids without a big belly in the way
- Laying on my back for a few more weeks
- being able to fold over and reach my toes (or at least close to it ... )
- walking without waddling

Don't get me wrong, I love feeling the baby move and knowing that there is a new life forming in there. But wow, I get huge. I am seriously enjoying this last few weeks before the belly starts!

Jackie, wife to the Hubster, homeschooling mom to 4 girls: Lala (9) , Lissie (7) and Lauren (3) and our newest arrival Addie Jane born 10-1-10!
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So since we've all been around this block a few times before ...

What is the one thing you are enjoying right now that you know will change soon?

For me:
- hugging my hubby and kids without a big belly in the way
- Laying on my back for a few more weeks
- being able to fold over and reach my toes (or at least close to it ... )
- walking without waddling

Don't get me wrong, I love feeling the baby move and knowing that there is a new life forming in there. But wow, I get huge. I am seriously enjoying this last few weeks before the belly starts!

I like sleeping on my tummy and wearing normal clothes and no one knowing unless I choose to tell.

This time I am going to do non-maternity clothes as much as possible.

DS1 2004 ~ DS2 2005 ~ DD1 2008 ~ DS3 2010 ~ DD2 due Dec. 2014
On hospital bedrest for pPROM since 23 weeks
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I like eating food and not getting heartburn (wont be long...)

I like shaving my legs without a mirror.

I like standing up out of a chair without needing support.

I like being able to sit on the ground.

I LOVE being able to sit here without my tummy covering my legs!

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This will be my 7th my oldest being 16. I love it. We have moved from the Palm Springs area to the San Diego area and I LOVE how over here I get a lot more sweet "God bless you"s than "You know what causes that" comments.

Being here also allows me to have the homebirth I have always wanted so it will be so wonderful to be surrounded by everyone while this little one is being born.
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I don't get "You're hands are full" nearly as often as "Boy are you busy!". To which I respond "Heck yes I am!". I like the better full than empty comment, though. I think I'll use that one.

I love not having vulvar vericose veins. I'm able to stand in the shower without feeling like I just got kicked in the testicles (well, that's what I imagine that feels like, anyway).

I like going to the chiro now and then instead of every week.

I like not having to beg my hubby for back rubs every day.

I like being able to sit at the computer for an hour at a time, if I like, without squirming and practically crying with twisted rib pain.

I like getting up without getting light headed.

I like standing in line at the grocery store without feeling like fainting.

I like holding, cuddling, and playing with my 13 mo w/o feeling a deep remorse that his entire life is about to change irrevocably, and mostly not for the good (sharing mommy so much).

And I must say I am REALLY enjoying the fact I'm not really having m/s yet. At this point in my pgcies I'm usually about literally green all day. So far I'm feeling only cravings and periodic nausea. Nothing I can't handle, and that's GREAT! I like to think it's my Eliminate Nausea Now script from HypnoBabies, but I don't really know. Nor do I really care!

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