pregnant with number six!! - FamilyEducation
pregnant with number six!!
11/17/2007 at 09:15 AM

Hello all just wanted to say hello im 4 months pregnant with my sixth child i already have a 7 ,5, 4, 2 and 1 year old is there anybody else with a big family?

Congratulations!! that is wonderful. 

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I have six, but I have a looooong family, too.  My girls are 30, 27, 26 (tomorrow!), nearly 19 and 10, my boy is 16.  I am the youngest of five children, my oldest sibling was 6 when I was born. 

I know my mom handled it OK, and that was when you had to wash diapers.   I'll be thinking of you!

 

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hi jayne! im 33 and have 4 weeks left 2 go with my 7th baby. eldest being 16 then 14,9,8,2 and half and 10 months so i know how u r feeling!!!

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Big families are great! 41 years old with 6 kids. 19,18,16, 14,9, and 7! good luck!

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I see this is an old post but I am also pregnant with #6. I am looking for other mamas with more then 4.
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I have six, but three are married and my youngest is eleven.
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I wish I could have more, I only have one and would have liked more but I split up with his dad so i am quite happy with one, better than not having any children at all. I do feel for the people who can't have children. One is my sister who is desprating want children and is trying ivf at the moment. Fingers cross I will either have a niece or nephew one day. I already have two nephews from my other sister. Congralations and hope all the best with number 6!
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im also pregnet with number 6 im 33 weeks pregnet and me and the hubby also have my 2 step kids so thers 8 total i just take it one day at a time and breath
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Hi, I know this is an old page but just wanted to add that i am pregnant at 40 with number 6. Our sons our age 18, 16, 14, 11, and 1.
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im 31 and pregnant with my 6th child my other children are 14 9 5 3 an 10 months i wondered if it s common to spot quite alot the more children you have, i had spotting with my 10 month old in the early stages and she was fine. The same happened with this pregnancy but now im spotting again, im 13 weeks gone, and my 12 week scan was brilliant the baby was very active. hope someone can put my mind at ease
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Call your doctor to put your mind at ease. You should be seen by a professional to rule out any possible issues.
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I know this post is a few years old, but it's nice to know I am not completely alone in my situation. I am 41, my kids are 21, 20, 13, 11, 3 and I'm 34 weeks pregnant with baby #6. I'm also the grandmother of a 15month old. However, I am also single. My partner "freaked out" when I became pregnant, as he is a single dad, a few years older than I am, and has 4 kids ages 10, 12, 13 and 16. He doesn't want to raise another child and demanded I have an abortion. We've barely spoken since. Is anyone else in my situation doing it alone?
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Very greatly admire you for choosing life for your child!! Am not personally in your situation, though my mother was in a similar one. At 40 she had 5 children and was a few weeks pregnant with me when my bio-dad passed away. She later met and married my father (and had my younger sister at 42) who raised us all. Will always appreciate that she chose to have me instead of taking the easier way for herself. You are doing the right thing!
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I'm also pregnant with number 6, I have 4 girls 13, 11, 5 and 3, and one boy 8. I'm only 8 weeks along but I'm showing. Everyone says it's twins, so scared. Should I be showing this soon with number 6?
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1. Every pregnancy is different. 2. If you are anxious, go tell a doctor your concerns. It does neither you nor your baby any good for you to be anxious.
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i ve had the same, people telling me im having twins but nothing in my scans confirms that, im 25 weeks and ache quite alot i know my pelvis is softening etc, my next 1 up is 1 now and i worry that having the two of them so close is why i ache so much, does anyone know whether you go full term on a 6th child i ve had a few people tell me that u dont carry past 36 weeks usually i d be interested in other opinions and experiences many thanks
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I am about 4 or 5 weeks pregnant with my 6th. My others ages 9, 5, 4, 4, and 22 months. I have lost 2. One before my 9 year old and one before my 22 month old. I'm nervous about losing this one, but I'm also so excited.
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Wow! I'm about 4 or 5 weeks pregnant with my 6th baby and I'm done having them after this one. Mine are 9, 5, 4, 4, and 22 months.
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Hi everyone Last week I found out that I'm pregnant with my 6th child, I stupidly thought I was just ill. I've had a lot to cope with recently, I lost my dad suddenly to a stroke in the 1st week of feb, couldnt have the funeral to March, then the internment of his ashes 14th may and this has caused me to forget when I last had my period but have a vague memory that it was around May 13th but not certain, so I'm not sure if I'm 7/8 weeks or more. I'm uncertain of my feelings atm as it was totally unplanned and infact I have barely been intimate with my husband , 3 times only this year so far! due to the loss of my dad, we are both very shocked as we had used protection all 3 times, my husband is much more positive about our new addition than I am, just scared of how I'm going to cope, at present we have 5 wonderful boys, ages 17yrs, 13yrs, 11yrs, 10yrs and 19 months, our second son has Aspergers along with ADHD and takes up a huge amount time and patience,of course he is loved and treated the same as his brothers, but life can be very stressful for all, I have fab support in my mother, who lives with us, space is not a problem as we brought a large home together 2yrs ago, she also aware of my pregnancy and is very supportive, but I'm still very anxious. I had a small brief show 1 eve 3 wks ago before i knew i was pregnant, thought it was the start of my period, it was fresh blood when I wiped myself after going to the loo (soz if i've offended anyone)I have had nothing since other than mild cramping which is usual for me....but have never bled with my others, not even spotting, the dr is not concerned by it, I'm hoping I will get a dating scan very soon so at least I know where I am.
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You've got a challenge before you, for sure. I was 40 when I delivered #6. She's 13 now, and we have a lot of fun. Next year she'll be the only child left at home.
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I'm 35 and to be honest i found recovery a lot harder with my youngest and the after pains were absolute hell, I'm under no illusion how hard this is going to be lol....which is why i'm so anxious, scared.....it still seems unreal atm
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Hello, I am pregnant with number six as well. I am 33 and I have four girls and a boy ages 12,5,3,1 and 8.5 months. I am due dec 5. I don't even recognize my body anymore :o(
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You OUGHT to recognize and give honor to your body. It doesn't look like some svelte 16 year-old, but WOW, what a TERRIFIC body you have!
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Heehee Thank you, I am very happy to be able to have them I have a niece that is struggling to get pregnant.
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Hello I'm 31 and 6 wks pregnant with no 6. My other children are 14,12,9,4,1. My 1yr old has a rare gentic disorder so I am now a SAHM. Have decided to not tell anyone until it's obvious. I'm tired of having to deal with people's reactions. I told a close friend today who has a child with the same disorder as mine and she was not supportive at all. It's wonderful to see there are alot of large families out there. If you would like to know more about my daughter her website is www.sophieourgift.com
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Hello, I'm 36 years young and 7 weeks pregnant (due 08/01/2011) with number 7. My children are 10 girl,11 boy, 12 girl, 15 boy, 17 boy, and 19 boy. I had my first m/c on 09/16/2010 and I'm very scared, although excited at the same time. I'm being asked by my midwife if I want to have genetic counseling d/t my age , but my friend tells me that I'm not that old and I shouldn't let them pressure me into all of that testing. I'm confused and scared, what should I do ?
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I'm of the mind-set that "sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." If age is the only risk factor that you have, well, I had my 6th at age 40. My mother-in-law had her 6th at about 40. My grandmother had her 6th at age 40. She had her 7th at age 42. None of those children have any genetic abnormalities. Do you know why you miscarried? If there was a detectable, treatable genetic problem with that fetus, it might be a good idea to have a test. Is this child with the same father as the other children? If this is a child with a new partner, be aware that your older children will be stressed much more than they would if it were a full sibling.
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I am 33. Im single. Im 12 weeks pregnant and this is my 6th child. My baby is out of 2 different dudes which I know for sure are either of the fathers. The thing is, Im needing to talk to someone with similar stories. Would that be possible?
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Wow. This is going to be very difficult for your whole family. I hope you can figure things out and make the best of it.
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Sorry for you Amber, but after this baby is born. perhaps you should consider the best way to keep from getting pregnant again. Children deserve a stable life. How old are your other children and do they have the same father? How do you cope financially with all this family if you are the only breadwinner? Consider your existing children before jumping into bed with a man again without contraception.
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I think I am the youngest person here with one of the highest number of children. I was married young, and had 3 children, but it was a horrible situation, with the result being that he doesn't know his children. He got locked up when the girls were 2, and 7 months, and I was pregnant with number 3. He was abusive, so that was a way out for me, and he never made effort to be in their lives. When the baby turned 2, I got involved with my current husband. He is the only dad they know. I went on to have 3 with him. NOW, WE ARE ON BABY # 7 (total)!!! I am about 6 and 1/2 weeks! We are happy, as we feel every child is a blessing, even when unexpected. I was on birth control pills this time, but I had to take antibiotics for a few weeks to prepare for getting a couple of wisdom teeth pulled, and THAT did the trick! ;-) but we're cool. Oh, the children are 12, 9, 8, 5, 3, and 1. God always has a plan!!
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mine is a mix of biological, fosters and wards. Samantha is 24 and married (came to live with me when she was 14) to my former stepson Mike who is 21. Together they have 3 kids (3.5, 2.5 and 1) and twins due Jan 2nd. Mina is 19 and I became her guardian when she was 17. Then is my biological daughter Rachel who is almost 20, my goddaughter who has been with me since she was 10 and is now almost 18. Then comes Adeline who is 17 - I am her guardian. Erin is our 17yr old foster daughter. Then is my biological son Tim who is 15. Jakob is Mina and Adeline's younger brother who is 14, and we are his guardians. Then a big gap and our biologial daughter Caroline is almost 5m old and I am 13wks (due late May 2012). My husband is 27 and I am almost 41, so it is never a dull moment around here.
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if anybody reads this anymore....kinda freakin out tonight, lol...just found out i am pregnant with my 7th....my kids r 14, 10, 7, 5, 2, and 1....busy, busy, busy!
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I've heard that once you have 3, no matter how many more you have it doesn't make a big difference. I kind of believe it, too, but my 6 are 34, 32, 31, 23, 21, and 15
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I just found out we are expection #7 and I am beyond freakin out. I am down right terrified! 4 of my own, 2 of my husband, and now 1 together. 14,14,12,11,10,& 8.
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If you haven't taken a step-parenting class, take one now. An 'ours' baby changes whatever dynamic you have had. Best of luck.
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I am 38 years old and married. I have 2 sets of twins (first set) 15years old boys 2nd set are 2 years old boy and girl. I have a 12 year old boy. love to I am pregnant a house wife and would love to meet mothers with similar back grounds to better our lives and families.
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This post is very much old.. But would like to add: I'm 27 with 5 blessings & no matter th ups or downs I can honestly say that I'm a proud mother and wouldn't change 1 thing. I wouldn't mind after 35 if Ii want conceiving to continue I will. If you can provide & your children are well taken care of. Then what he or she say moma, uncle, cousin etc.. I have to think positive & that's the best way to be i have my way of living & it so happens that i love the fact that im a women & can deliver gods blessings with that being said ladies br proud if thats what you want..'you have one life..! I dont mind leaving my seeds on this earth to sprout.. You r a blessing just think..
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Yes! I have a large family!! I am pregnant with my 7th!! Have an u/s this Friday to make sure all is well since I am considered high risk because of my age!! My youngest is 6 tho. I am nervous and excited at the sometime!! I fit a lot of the criteria for possibly having twins!!!
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I've found out a week ago I'm pregnant with my 6th Child, I have 3 from my previous marriage 19 and 17yr old twins and have 2 children with my husband ages 11 and 3 and a 14yr old nephew (as he lost both his parents) lives with us too. I live in the UK and there is alot of stigma with having a large family due to the benefits large families receive, we receive no benefits as my husband rents out his farm and we can afford to stay at home with our children we pay taxes and I worked 20yrs before leaving to have my last child (I thought my last)so we are not scroungers but I am worried what people will think. We are considering an abortion but I really have my doubts because I feel I'm having an abortion because I'm worried what people will think rather than anything else but seeing these comments makes me think having a large family isn't a bad thing
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If you can afford to have a large family without resource to public funds to support it, then it is no one else's business.
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Hello, I have 5 children, Patrick 22, Deblynn (passed away at age 5- she would be 21 today), Andrew 20, Kaitlyn 19, and Tamlyne 17. After Tamlyne I had my tubes tied (1996), then in 2008 I had them untied. Since 2010 I have had 3 miscarriages and 1 ectopic pregnancy. Today I am 9 weeks pregnant, at 5 weeks I had an u/s that showed a yolk sac and pole , also heard heart beat :) so we are a lil excited !! I had Patrick at age 17 and I am 39 now.
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I am loving this thread. Its amazing to hear about ladies having their 6th/7th babies. So happy for you. Congrats! I just found out that I am pregnant with my first child and I am over the moon. I just started writing a blog and I was wondering if you guys would mind taking a read. Comments from experienced moms like you will be amazingly helpful for me and for the new moms that I want to help. bbensaid.tumblr.com much love
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Thats a blessing, congratulations! That would be so awesome to have a big family. :-)
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Hi im jessica. I have 5 children right now. Boys 7, 6, 5 and 2 and 1 daughter 7months. I do have a 3 yr old step daughter that lives with me but am thinking about having another child ( pregnancy) within 6 months. I enjoy being pregnant and we love our children. My family thinks me insane but they are not the ones raising my children. Lol. What do you ladies think about 6 or more children?
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