LOL That's cute.
I have a friend, I'm not sure of her exact age. I've known her for about year and a half.... she and her husband have, biologically together, 8 children. 7 boys and 1 girl. EIGHT children they have brought into the world together.
She just found out she is pregnant again. As she put it, this is the first time they were ever trying NOT to get PG. They are happy but she is worried about telling people.
As I told her, I look at her family with awe, inspiration and respect. Not too many people can say they have had eight children together... she and her husband have been together since she was 17. And, as I told her, I would rather have all 8 of her kids over to my house than the 1 or 2 some of my other friends have.... her children are so well behaved and such a fun joy to be around... as is she and her husband.
They are not on any kind of assistance. She is a stay at home mom raising every one of those babies herself while her husband is a firefighter and works other odd jobs to keep them afloat... they drive a van that has no air conditioning.. but it isn't like that's child abuse... they make sacrifices and have a beautiful family.
I feel so awful that she is afraid to tell people about her 9th baby on the way.
She is some of the wind beneath MY wings....
Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!
You go Paula!
About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.
Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd
"It goes on and on. Who cares what everyone else thinks? If it's right for you, and you're raising your own kids without anyone else's money or shelter etc... your children are welcome and loved... everyone else will get over whatever hangups they have. It might not be right for them, but it's right for you."
AMEN Paula!! You sing it GF!!!! =)
Hi. I am 43. My husband is 38. We got married when I was 41. He already had 4 kids. I had a 19 year old. We decided to have a baby together. I got my tubes reversed (one of them) and we immediately got pregnant. I had a perfect baby girl this past February. We decided she shouldn't be an "only child" since his other children live with their mom and the youngest is 7... so here we are again, I am due in March. Our youngest two will be right around 13 months apart...
So... This is DH's 6th child = crazyJosie was my first baby after being "done" as my 19 year old just moved out = crazyStarting over with a new baby then immediately getting pregnant with another at age 43 = crazy...
It goes on and on. Who cares what everyone else thinks? If it's right for you, and you're raising your own kids without anyone else's money or shelter etc... your children are welcome and loved... everyone else will get over whatever hangups they have. It might not be right for them, but it's right for you.
Thank you all for the welcome!
~ Jodi ~
Hi Julie and WELCOME!!