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Old 06-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #11
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Re: What makes big family?

It probably depends on the society you live in- who you are exposed to, etc. We are baking our fourth, and we don't really know many people with that many kids, so to many we are a big family. But if we were around families who had a bunch more kids than us (like thinking of DH's bff growing up who was LDS), 4 might be just medium sized.

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
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Now that I have 7 my feelings have changed. We dont feel big... i want another too.

I think socially anything over 4-5 is big. For me, I dont know.
ditto this. except i'm going on five, lol. but i came from a family of 8 and never felt "big" (I was the oldest). But others thought we were then, and now people think our five is alot...
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #13
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6 or more I think. Based on society though prolly over 3
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i've got 3 now (ages 8, 7 & 4) and am pregnant with twins. people always tell me what a BIG family we will have when the babies come. i feel like 5 is big while 4 isn't really :P maybe because we'd planned 4 and are now going to have 5.
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Re: What makes big family?

Considering the American average, 4 definitely qualifies as big!
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Re: What makes big family?

People say my family is big with 5 kidlets... but it just feels like the right #for us.
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I've noticed that society seems to dub anythimg bigger than the American avg of 2.4 kids as "big". We have four with #5 on the way and I don't feel "big". In your case, I say display that sticker with pride!!! Triplets should DEF count as big
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I think 5 or more.
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I grew up in Oregon, we had four kids. Average was 2-3 We were considered a big family, but a friend of ours had 7 and they were HUGE. Now I live in Utah. 4-5 is average. Any less than 3 is small, and 7 is big. HUGE would be over 10 or 11 (I actually know several families in this catagory). So I think it is relative to what part of the country you are in. To me 4 is big, because well that's what we were always labeled growing up. But dh grew up in a family of 5 and never considered it big, they were average. He also grew up in Utah, families are just bigger here. I think you more than should have a big families sticker. Heck you deserve a metal for triplets!
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I can agree with the moms with children close together or multiples because I have 3 kids which I don't think is alot, but people always look at me like I have sooooo many kids. Maybe b/c I have 3 kids 4 and under which includes 1 year old twins.
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