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January 26th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Hi, I might be jumping the gun a little here, but I'm hoping you guys will let me join. I've been lurking for a little while and I would love to participate and I'm sure I have a lot to learn.

I am Jen. I am in my early 30s. DH and I have been married for 6 years and we have 3 girls--Matilda is 4, Evelyn is 3 and Adelaide is 1. I am expecting #4 in August and am finding that we are officially breaking into "Large Family" territory in the eyes of our families and the general public (although, I have to admit I never really felt like 4 kids were "that many")

So, if you'll have me, I would love to get to know you guys, learn from you, and have a place to vent and get tips about the reactions to, joys and frustrations of, and the organization and day-to-day management of a family with 4 very young children. But, I also understand that JM groups can become very close-knit personal spaces, so I'll understand if you'd prefer if I waited until baby #4 is actually born.
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January 26th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Hello....welcome to the group!! feel free to jump in ...Im Farrah mom to 7 kids, Im due in the end of July with #8. congrats on baby#4!!
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January 26th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, we believe there is always room for more. Jump on in. I love your girls names! Do you know what #4 is? 4 was my first boy. Rocked my world, but I have yearned so much. Congrats on new baby!

Learned. I learned so much.
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January 26th, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Thanks, ladies!

I don't know yet what this baby is. We've been offered a blood test that would tell us the gender early, it's hard to turn down, but we have refused genetic testing for all the kids so far and my husband is not comfortable with doing it now, so we'll have to wait until the 20 week scan in March to find out.

I really don't have a preference, either way. I think DH would probably love to have a son but I know that he would be totally satisfied with another daughter too--he already jokes about calling himself "Mr. Bennet" from Pride and Prejudice lol
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January 26th, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Hi, welcome and congrats on #4.

I'm Jenifer, momma to 10 and expecting #11. I have a "due date" of July 25 but I am sure I will make it to the beginning of August.
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January 26th, 2013, 06:36 PM
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Jennifer--I've seen you in our August DDC, it will be fun to get to know you better on both boards!
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January 26th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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welcome to our little part of the world. we are a good group here. jump right in! we are on the neverending thread a lot.
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January 26th, 2013, 11:19 PM
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January 27th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Welcome! I'm Chantelle, SAHM to four, 5 and under
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January 27th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Welcome. Im Annick. Mom to 7 boys, I at first thought I would only have 4, that changed when I met my husband. we are now expecting our 4th together, making it 8 combined.
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January 27th, 2013, 09:03 PM
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Hi Jen

I had 4 children in 5 1/2 years, then a 5 year gap, then a nearly 3 year gap

Congratulations on baby number 4
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January 28th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Welcome! We are expecting number 10 in early May. Our oldest is 12.
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January 28th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Welcome! Jump right on in.
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January 29th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Welcome! I dont post often, but I am Serena, Mamma to 7 and ttc #8.
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January 31st, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Welcome here. I have 5 girls. I had my first 4 spaced almost the same as yours (and then a 3 year gap). they range in ages 7-15.
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January 31st, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Sorry, where are my manners.
Yes FW response of "There's always room for 1 more" I think perfectly sums up our groups attitude.
I am a SAHM of 6. 3 boys, 3 girls + temporarily a nephew. They are 15 yo to 20 mo.
Welcome here.
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January 31st, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Welcome! I'm Marie and I've "only" got five
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February 3rd, 2013, 06:40 AM
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I'm Christine, and I'm expecting our 5th so we're on the smaller side of the large family.
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