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How many children do you have?

None
40 (32.8%)
1 kid
20 (16.4%)
2 kids
24 (19.7%)
3 kids
16 (13.1%)
many kids
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2008, 10:54:45 PM »
Recently received our third child.

Attached picture of her, Alexandra when 8 days old.

She is beautiful

God bless you and your family..

Many years
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2008, 12:18:14 AM »
Congratulations & Many Years!

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« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2008, 12:34:22 AM »
Many congratulations and good wishes for you and your wife and your family, Robert W.  The new little lady is quite adorable.  (And they all look so peaceful when they're asleep, don't they?  ;) )
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2008, 03:05:08 AM »
I am blessed with 7 in total, 5 biological and 2 step-children

Age-wise, there are 3 groupings, but thankfully they are all absolutely oblivious to the reality that they are sufficiently spread in age (and, in some cases, geography) that they could choose to ignore their sibs, step-sibs, and half-sibs without anyone thinking it much out-of-the-ordinary.  To my everlasting joy, they're remarkably tight-knit, close, and loving of one another (which is not to say that each doesn't have moments and even days when he/she probably wishes to have been an only child).   

- the 3 eldest are adults (usually), aged 32, 29, and 26 - one boy, flanked by a "big" sister and a "little" sister

- my stepchildren are teens, a boy 16, who has thankfully moved beyond the sulking teenager stage and emerged as a most likeable young man, and a lovely girl of 14, who has entered into her own stage this past year - may it be short-lived  ::)

- the "little ones" - most especially beloved of and spoiled outrageously by the other 5 - are 7 (he'll be 8 in about 3 weeks) and the littlest princess - chronologically 5, but she'll be about 47 any day now

At the moment, I'm also blessed by the presence of my favorite nephew (and the kids' favorite cousin), hmm - 30 yrs old - who is in the US doing a "junior year abroad" (my sister's family live in Ireland) and spends most weekends either here or with Timm, my eldest son.

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« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2008, 09:56:48 PM »
Thank you for your kind words.

Let's hope that the saying "Cursed is the man with beautiful daughters" is not true  :laugh:

 :-[ sigh, better get a shotgun soon.

A friend of mine has three beautiful daughters.  The middle one is 4 and my little boy seems to like her quite a bit.  The oldest is 7 and already getting checked out by the boys.  My friend, of course, is already worried.
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2008, 12:13:46 PM »
You are so cruel OrthodoxFairyQueen:'(
Why do you have twist the knife?  ;D ;D

Do mind that I am entertaining the idea that both my daughters will become nuns.  :police:
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2008, 12:00:56 AM »
I answered 0 when this poll first started, but now I have to amend my answer to "1."  Maybe I'll remember to post the ultrasound at some later date.
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2008, 10:00:28 AM »
Yes, please do!  And be forewarned, sometimes those ultrasound pics aren't as cute as you'd hope.  We had a 3D ultrasound of Miss Cait at 20 weeks and she looked like a little alien baby.   :laugh:
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« Reply #98 on: December 31, 2008, 11:11:06 AM »
Best wishes to you, your wife and the new person.  :)
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #99 on: December 31, 2008, 12:12:35 PM »
Yes, please do!  And be forewarned, sometimes those ultrasound pics aren't as cute as you'd hope.  We had a 3D ultrasound of Miss Cait at 20 weeks and she looked like a little alien baby.   :laugh:

The "face on" shot looks creepy; but the baby has given us a good profile shot or two.
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #100 on: December 31, 2008, 12:24:17 PM »
Many Years, dear Cleveland! Best wishes!
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2008, 12:30:27 PM »
Yes, please do!  And be forewarned, sometimes those ultrasound pics aren't as cute as you'd hope.  We had a 3D ultrasound of Miss Cait at 20 weeks and she looked like a little alien baby.   :laugh:

The "face on" shot looks creepy; but the baby has given us a good profile shot or two.

Yes, exactly!  ;D 
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #102 on: June 15, 2009, 05:21:03 PM »
Here's a picture of Eleni when she's less than 24 hours old...
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« Reply #103 on: June 15, 2009, 05:27:10 PM »
Here's a picture of Eleni when she's less than 24 hours old...

Beautiful!
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« Reply #104 on: June 15, 2009, 05:50:52 PM »
What a cute little girl!  :angel:
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« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2009, 06:42:07 PM »
A lovely baby!  She's so alert and with lots of hair it looks like.   

Remember!  Mother sleeps when she sleeps.  It's Important.  Trust me on this.

I hope that everyone is doing very well, indeed.
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2009, 09:04:34 AM »
Here's a picture of Eleni when she's less than 24 hours old...
She's adorable! Congratulations!
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2009, 04:58:47 PM »
A lovely baby!  She's so alert and with lots of hair it looks like.  

Remember!  Mother sleeps when she sleeps.  It's Important.  Trust me on this.

I hope that everyone is doing very well, indeed.

She's trying.  Just got the text message: "Boy do I look forward to more than 1 or 2 hours of sleep..."
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« Reply #108 on: June 16, 2009, 06:13:11 PM »
That time will come but the 3 AMs can seem to go on forever.... 

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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #109 on: October 11, 2010, 10:00:29 PM »
I've had to amend my answer to this question for the second time in a year and a half.  Wow, how life changes!
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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #110 on: October 11, 2010, 11:09:53 PM »
I've had to amend my answer to this question for the second time in a year and a half.  Wow, how life changes!

congratulations! 

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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2010, 01:14:12 AM »
My 6th is due Feb. 17th. We found out we are having a  boy this time, and his name will be Liam.

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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #112 on: October 12, 2010, 01:20:25 AM »
My 6th is due Feb. 17th. We found out we are having a  boy this time, and his name will be Liam.


Congratulations!

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« Reply #113 on: October 12, 2010, 01:22:38 AM »
Thank you!  :)

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« Reply #114 on: October 12, 2010, 07:53:59 AM »
My 6th is due Feb. 17th. We found out we are having a  boy this time, and his name will be Liam.

That is SO wonderful!  Congratulations.  My 6th was a boy too.  I was so thankful that God granted me a another son because by #6 I was so tired of the neighborhood girl drama.  ::)  I'd take rambunctious boys over girl drama anyday.

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« Reply #115 on: October 12, 2010, 11:57:12 AM »


That is SO wonderful!  Congratulations.  My 6th was a boy too.  I was so thankful that God granted me a another son because by #6 I was so tired of the neighborhood girl drama.  ::)  I'd take rambunctious boys over girl drama anyday.

Thanks! Your post made me laugh! So true; girls can be so dramatic, can't they?  :D  It will certainly be different with a boy again...we haven't had a little boy for 9 years!
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« Reply #116 on: October 12, 2010, 03:27:37 PM »
Had to revise my vote as our 2nd child is now 1 year old. :P
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« Reply #117 on: October 12, 2010, 05:14:41 PM »
I had to revise my vote to "many kids" since I now have 4 rather then 3 children.

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Re: Kid Count
« Reply #118 on: December 06, 2010, 10:10:47 PM »
Daughter #2: Photini Christina

(1st pic is fuzzy)
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« Reply #119 on: December 06, 2010, 10:14:24 PM »
Father George, she's beautiful!  Many years!  :angel:
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« Reply #120 on: December 06, 2010, 10:15:32 PM »
I've got two kids--my son and my daughter-in-law.  ;D
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« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2010, 11:47:04 PM »
Your daughter is beautiful, Fr. George!

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« Reply #122 on: December 07, 2010, 10:56:33 AM »
All the best to you and your wife and the new little lady!  She is beautiful.  :)

(and I see that the maternity wards still use the same pattern of blankets that our kids were wrapped in.  ;) )

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