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August 28th, 2006, 01:16 AM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
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How would you define a large family?

And...when does a person start trying to conceive a large family? I mean, I don't have any kids yet (well, I do...but...she was stillborn, so she doesn't really count in this), but I want 5 or so. I was just wondering what "large" meant.

There are 7 altogether in my family (meaning, my brothers and sisters). I've talked to people who have thought 3 a large family and I consider that small. So, I'm just trying to get a feel for the general concensus here...

meh, I'm blabbering. *sigh* Sorry.

edited to add: Wow, I guess it helps if I read the description of the forum! sheesh...I should go to bed. It's late.
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September 4th, 2006, 07:06 PM
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LOL..well I think that if you WANNA HAVE a large family..and even if you don't...you can post away! We would love to have you here if you want to be here!!!

I think it is great that you want to have a large family and that you are from a large family. I have 4...I want 6...but we will see what is meant to be and if it happens or not.

Sorry for your loss....and good luck on your TTC journey!
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September 4th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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I think anything over 3 children is a large family. The reason I say that is because I have 3 kids and people make a big deal about how much work it must be to have 3 kids and blah, blah, blah! LOL! I don't think that 3 kids is a big family, but apparently lots of other people do. Pretty much everyone I've talked too about having a 4th child thinks I'm absolutely nuts so I think that once you get to 4 or 5 children then people usually start to make the big family comments.
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September 4th, 2006, 08:11 PM
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i agree anything over 3 is considered a large family & your baby girl was beautiful and what a cute name.

hugs i am so sorry for your loss
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September 5th, 2006, 02:48 AM
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i have 4 earthly children and 1 heavenly daughter she was also stillborn and currently pregnant for a 6th time i say i have 5 children and when i have this baby ( fingers crossed ) i will say i have 6 which i would consider a very large family i do know when to stop and thats after my baby is born i think i ve done my bit...lol its caos in my house...he he

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September 11th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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I was going to ask the same question! I'm glad I read through the threads first.

I personally don't consider a family to be large until there are 5-6 kids, but I know plenty of people who feel differently. I have three children right now, and I've had quite a few people exclaim "Oh, you have a BIG family!" when I tell them. I really don't understand how anyone can consider 3 kids to be a "large" family, but I guess that's just my personal opinion.

My husband and I want to add at least 2-3 more children to our family biolgically (though I don't think that's going to happen at this point), and then we want to adopt! When will we stop? Honestly, I don't know. We always figured we'd just stop when we felt we couldn't handle any more, finacially, physically or emotionally. I don't know what that number will be.

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