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How many children do you have?

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#1 Rose M

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:09 PM

Just curious. I wonder how we all compare to the societies around us. The fertility thread made me realise just how many large families are on this board. No obligatory other this time unless someone can suggest a really compelling reason why. Oh and, unborn babies count as children in my world.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:10 PM

2

#3 Murphy101

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

My vote sure won't be anonymous. Ha.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

6

#5 Quill

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

I said 4, which includes my daughter who died at birth. 3 that I have the priviledge of raising.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:27 PM

One.  He just graduated from homeschool.   :001_smile: 


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#7 Rosie_0801

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

Approximately one, two and none.

 

I wonder when I'm going to stop panicking when people ask me that.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

:grouphug: , Rosie.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:35 PM

Four. My youngest is a high school senior. It also includes my oldest. forever 31, who died just 3 short months ago.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

Six. One lovely daughter and four adorable sons who live with me, and one precious tiny brother who lives with Jesus. (And I sincerely hope for one more.)

I am sorry so many of you are members of this same club but glad I'm not alone.

Edited by happypamama, 17 August 2017 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

:grouphug: for those who have lost children.

 

 

 

I have 4.  They are 21, 8, 6, and 4.


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#12 Lawana

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:44 PM

Approximately one, two and none.

I wonder when I'm going to stop panicking when people ask me that.

My heart cries for you. I cannot fathom the mother pain.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

:grouphug: Rosie

:grouphug: Quill

:grouphug: Linda

:grouphug: happypamama

Edited by ErinE, 17 August 2017 - 10:04 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:07 PM

6

5 boys and one girl. 23, 20, 17, 11, 7 and 5

 

2 miscarriages.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

I just sputtered. I have one I gave birth to. And two step sons.

I didn't answer.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

I only have six, plus some miscarriages. Still on the fence as to whether we want more in a few years, since I'm still very young. All the health stuff is still up in the air but it looks like, with a perinatologist, I can probably safely have more.

Some days my family feels small but sometimes, like tonight when I was trying to shepherd everyone through Kroger alone, it seems almost unmanageably enormous.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:23 PM

Approximately one, two and none.

I wonder when I'm going to stop panicking when people ask me that.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:39 PM

Four. My youngest is a high school senior. It also includes my oldest. forever 31, who died just 3 short months ago.

 

:grouphug:  you and rosie both.

and anyone else on the board who has lost a child.



#19 Rose M

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:41 PM

I really didn't mean to trigger so many emotions. It didn't even cross my mind that this would be a sensitive question. My apologies.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:44 PM

I really didn't mean to trigger so many emotions. It didn't even cross my mind that this would be a sensitive question. My apologies.


It isn't for me. Answering the question of how many children I have is hard in person because five isn't right, since it leaves out Baby Nate, but six means I might have to discuss Baby Nate when I don't really feel like it. And also, saying six seems unfair to those who have six living children because except for a very few minutes, I've not actually parented six children at once. But here, y'all know me, and I appreciate the chance to count Baby Nate without any hesitation. So, thank you. :)
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:12 AM

Four. My youngest is a high school senior. It also includes my oldest. forever 31, who died just 3 short months ago.

 

I'm so sorry for you and Rosie and others.   :grouphug:  :grouphug:


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:18 AM

4, and 3 stepkids that I had various amounts of time helping raise. 3 (step) grandkids too.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:47 AM

I really didn't mean to trigger so many emotions. It didn't even cross my mind that this would be a sensitive question. My apologies.

 

No need to apologise to me.

 

It isn't for me. Answering the question of how many children I have is hard in person because five isn't right, since it leaves out Baby Nate, but six means I might have to discuss Baby Nate when I don't really feel like it. And also, saying six seems unfair to those who have six living children because except for a very few minutes, I've not actually parented six children at once. But here, y'all know me, and I appreciate the chance to count Baby Nate without any hesitation. So, thank you. :)

 

Yeah. The difference between the question asked and the questions implied, which isn't a problem here.

 

 

I'm trying to train myself to say "it's complicated."



#24 Laura Corin

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:22 AM

The poll results are different from the norm around here.  I see families with two most commonly.  Three is not that unusual.  Beyond that would make me notice.  Scotland.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:34 AM

The poll results are different from the norm around here.  I see families with two most commonly.  Three is not that unusual.  Beyond that would make me notice.  Scotland.

 

I think on the whole large families aren't the norm here in the U.S. either.


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#26 Laura Corin

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:43 AM

 

Here is the UK.  I make it many more with one child, roughly similar two children, many fewer with more.

 

ETA: graph wouldn't post.  Here's the source in figure 2:

 

https://www.ons.gov....ou-need-to-know

 


Edited by Laura Corin, 18 August 2017 - 04:44 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:08 AM

5 and 2 so I guess 7.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:35 AM

I really didn't mean to trigger so many emotions. It didn't even cross my mind that this would be a sensitive question. My apologies.

Really, the question is so much harder in real life. And when you have lost a child it is a question that gives you pause, but it is such a normal question, one I never thought about until the end of May. No need to apologize.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:48 AM

Seven children.  Five at home this instant.

 

Statistics so far:

Population: 163

Mode: 4

Median: 3

Mean: 3.6


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:29 AM

I said 5.
My 7 year old passed away last year, so 4 living.

It "is" a complicated question, but gets asked all the time. No one is trying to be insensitive & I know that. But still, I'm never sure how to answer.

Two bio, 3 adopted from foster care.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

My vote sure won't be anonymous. Ha.

HaHa! I looked at the results and said, "That's Martha."



#32 gingersmom

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:50 AM

2 plus 3 furry children

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:58 AM

Two. The plan was originally to have just one. Apparently you can't pick and choose how many you get at one time ;) :) And I wouldn't have it any other way! 



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:02 AM

4.75 at the moment.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:45 AM

I have four: DS14, DD11, DS4, DD3. When my husband goes through the ages, he's often asked, "All with the same woman?" Yes, all with the same woman. The timing was deliberate, but there was a bit of amnesia on my part when it came to Parenthood, Round Two. Like, the glories of sleeping through the night. Still not there yet, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.


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