QOTD January 23

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Joined: 01/25/02
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QOTD January 23

How many children are in the family that you grew up in, and what number are you? How has that effected the size of family you you want to have?

Joined: 01/25/02
Posts: 2023

I am the second of eight children, four boys, four girls. Was raised with all eight, but four are half siblings, and 3 are adopted, in family adoptions. But I consider them all my "real" siblings because we were all raised together, and well, they are not imaginary. Smile

As a teen I wanted ten children. Once I was closer to marrying, I wanted five. Dh always wanted 3 or 4. He grew up with two full siblings, and in about 5th grade his dad remarried a lady that had 5 children, and then they had another five together. We ad our four with the twins, and I really think he was kind of hoping we were done, but I just wasn't sure. Now that number five is on the way, we both feel like this is the last one, our family is complete. Smile

Joined: 01/05/06
Posts: 7

I'm the oldest of 2 and dh is the oldest of 3. We lived way out in the sticks and getting together with our cousins was the highlight of my year. So, I wanted our kids to have a bigger family. I always pictured having 2 boys and then a girl and that's exactly what we have now. So I'm very blessed for sure, but we just didn't feel ready to be done I guess. So here we go! This is definitely the last though. They'll be making sure of it when I have my C-section.

Joined: 01/25/02
Posts: 2023

Crystal, I'm also deciding what to do for permanent birth control after this baby. Could have another section, and have my tubes tied then, but I kind of want to try for a vaginal again (2 prior csections). But I also have pelvic congestion syndrome, which will probably eventually make for a hysterectomy, so not sure if I want to spend money on a tubal. Decision!

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