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    I just had number 6 And I am a single momma (gasp). No she wasn't planned but she is definitely not loved any less than her siblings. Thankfully my mom and my dad and step mom are super supportive and LOVE being grandparents so they were all ok with it.
    When people ask me if I know what causes "it" I always tell them I do AND I LIKE IT ALOT....lol
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    My mom is just really worried. With # 7 I had some things go very wrong at the end...it scared her. I got that pregnancy induced cholistasis (SP?) and my liver enzymes shot up and I turned all jaundice and I was super sick. But with #8...everything was fine except horrible carpel tunnel. She is also worried about how the heck I will pay for college. She is so worried, because I know it was her biggest regret...not going to college. My mother in law thinks there is NO WAY I can give the attention and love to these kids that they need. My sister in law thinks Im single handedly ruining the world with my selfishness and HUGE carbon footprint! My friends (and I use that word loosely...because sadly I dont really have any great friends) may or may not be nice about it. But I know the neighbors talk about me. I have one lady across the street that might be nice...but she is 40 and trying to get pregnant one last time, and Im actually afraid this might feel like a slap in the face. SHe told me the weekend after I found out I was pregnant and it really crossed my mind to tell her right then that I was already pregnant so it was just out there and I didnt feel like I was worrying about telling her at the right time! Anyways, thanks so much for your responses!! Maybe I will have to become friends with a bunch of you large family ladies on fb to get the LIKES so I have some happy support! xoxo
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    You can definitely friend me on Facebook and I will like/comment/whatever you need.
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    I'm so glad to have found this thread and everyone's recommendation, thanks. I'm also pg with #6 and am anticipating a nuclear fall out when I finally get around to telling my parents. The pressure is on to tell them soon as I'm already 17wks (they don't live close).
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    Hi Esther. Congratulations! Good luck telling your parents.

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    DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
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    My MIL had 6 kids, by the way, and my parents had 5. My mom was one of 9, and my dad was one of 13. So I really don't get any flak from family, thank goodness. Anyone else, I can just ignore. Besides, I have some good friends who either have a lot of kids or have other friends with lots of kids. I think it's really important to have some good friends who are not judgmental about how many kids you have.

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    I feel like I live in an area where driving a BMW and wearing all the right stuff and playing tennis with the ladies or going golfing with the guys...is what is the "norm". We dont really fit into that profile with our 12 passanger van...I certainly dont play tennis, nor do I have a personal trainer, get mani's or pedi's or massages....my life is vastly different from that! My parents do not have that kind of life style at all...but they just know how hard I work. They see how tired I look over the years (especially the last 2 since I left my home town and they can not help me anymore) and they worry. Heck...sometimes I worry too!! But I just will have to suck it up and work harder...and maybe in a few years I will have to join some of my neighbors when they go for their botox and skin peel treatments to reverse some of the aging having all of these kids has done!
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    Honestly I would rather enjoy my kids and do things with them! Who needs botox and tennis and bmw's and personal trainers! I have 4 almost 5 personal trainers at home! Hubby and I always say we will get to enjoy all the fun stuff later in life we are still young and want to raise a family and enjoy it. We live in an area that is middle to upper class and hubby is almost done with Law School so we might fit in that way but we will never fit in anywhere as a big family! Oh and I would never join a country club lol!
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    If we had 2-3 kids we could live like them, but honestly, I wouldnt!! I couldnt...its not how I was raised...and I would never get used to it, I dont think. I just wish I had some friends I could talk to irl so I had support...oh well...enough whining! 1 more week until the ultrasound...I so hope everything is ok so this worry can become a reality
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    It seems like people's reactions are so hit or miss. I know I've gotten judgmental responses in the past, so I was fully expecting looks of horror when I announced my pregnancy this time - the fact that we already have 6, that I'm 44, etc. etc. (because to be honest, I'm still a little horrified), but everyone so far has been overwhelmingly supportive and happy and offering congratulations to us.

    But I guess that doesn't answer your question . . . and I wish I had an answer I guess it boils down to take away what helps you and leave the rest. Easier said than done.
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