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SolomonFundy

Courtney Rogers wrote an article about her family size.

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SolomonFundy

I totally get the frustration of hating your own name @feministxtian, but I'm a huge fan of the name Caroline as well. It's always been on a short list of theoretical baby names for me. I love most of the girl names that end with that hard "ine" sound (Emmaline, Clementine, Coraline, Adeline, etc.), so it  was inevitable that Caroline would be appealing too.

Courtney's taste is decidedly... unstructured when it comes to girl names. Unless she flips the script just to thumb her nose up at us, I think the name is going to be another round of  tortured diminutives like "Carlee" or "Cassee" or maybe something really wild n' crazy like "Cammie". 

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LaPeleona
On 4/30/2019 at 8:27 AM, lilith said:

I know everyone is different and more power to anyone who wants to get back into the saddle quickly, but 2 weeks does seem excessive. The standard advice here is to wait til your 6 week checkup then do whatever you’re comfortable with. I have known some woman who are back at it within a month but I’ve always been far too preoccupied to think about it for ...

I had sex less than 2 weeks after giving birth. I wasn't really bleeding heavier than a period and luckily didn't have breastfeeding issuses so no milk leakage or engorgement. Plus my spouse was still on leave from work so I wasn't as exhausted as I was later after they went back to work because of the extra help. But I also never went to my 6 week check-up so :confusion-shrug:

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Lurky

Re if she'd call a daughter Casey* or Cassie - as this is Courtney we're talking about, why not both?

(Looking at the way she spells, I would bet it would be Caysey)

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SolomonFundy
10 hours ago, Lurky said:

Re if she'd call a daughter Casey* or Cassie - as this is Courtney we're talking about, why not both?

(Looking at the way she spells, I would bet it would be Caysey)

Caycee

I still haven't recovered from "Callie" and "Calena", so I've griped for years that she'll have a "Calliana" before it's all over. But now that variations of Caysey are in my mind, I'm adding "Caylee" to the mix, since that's almost as obnoxious as Calliana.

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ophelia

What about Catelynn? I can't keep track of her kids names, so maybe she already has a Catelynn. 

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smittykins
6 hours ago, SolomonFundy said:

Caycee

I still haven't recovered from "Callie" and "Calena", so I've griped for years that she'll have a "Calliana" before it's all over. But now that variations of Caysey are in my mind, I'm adding "Caylee" to the mix, since that's almost as obnoxious as Calliana.

I hope Casey and Caylee aren’t on the list because they remind me of Casey and Caylee Anthony.

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TuringMachine

Cade and Caydie are the worst for me.

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Babysitter

According to her instagram she's still pregnant, and babies middle name will be Jean. 

She also recently turned 35. Given her incredible speed at getting pregnant again after having a baby, I'm going to assume my hope her fertility follows typical female trends and slows after 35 is misguided. 

Anyone think she'll hit 15? 

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SolomonFundy
On 5/24/2019 at 11:19 AM, Babysitter said:

According to her instagram she's still pregnant, and babies middle name will be Jean. 

She also recently turned 35. Given her incredible speed at getting pregnant again after having a baby, I'm going to assume my hope her fertility follows typical female trends and slows after 35 is misguided. 

Anyone think she'll hit 15? 

Barring (another) serious complication or health issue, without a doubt. Her fertility is legendary. She clearly jumps back into Sweet Fellowship before her newborns are a month old, breastfeeding doesn't seem to delay her menses, and she has already produced one set of fraternal twins. Her chances of another set are already higher due to age. I have no idea what her family history is, but if she starts menopause between 42-45, she could easily produce at least another 6-7 kids.

To put it another way, her 10th is due any minute, and there's basically a 100% chance she'll be pregnant again this year. She'll probably announce by Halloween, at the latest.

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CaptainFunderpants
13 minutes ago, SolomonFundy said:

Her chances of another set are already higher due to age. I have no idea what her family history is, but if she starts menopause between 42-45, she could easily produce at least another 6-7 kids.

Do fundie women start menopause earlier than normal women? It seems like 95% of the women I know haven't started menopause until their early 50s.

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Courtney's 9th was born in June 2018 and she announced #10 in September. 14 weeks later. The pee stick couldn't even have been dry by the announcement based on the immenent arrival of #10 is - 9 months later. 

Basically, she has a baby a year. Even if she has menopause in her early 40's, she's well on her way to 15-18 kids. 

If her body doesn't give out on her first. I wonder if she actually starts menstruating again within 12 weeks of birth or if she just tests every month. To miss a period within 12 weeks of birth would mean it returned within 8 weeks to know when the next one "should" arrive. 

Crazy. Crazy, crazy, crazy. 

Same goes for Alyssa.

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5 hours ago, SolomonFundy said:

Barring (another) serious complication or health issue, without a doubt. Her fertility is legendary. She clearly jumps back into Sweet Fellowship before her newborns are a month old, breastfeeding doesn't seem to delay her menses, and she has already produced one set of fraternal twins. Her chances of another set are already higher due to age. I have no idea what her family history is, but if she starts menopause between 42-45, she could easily produce at least another 6-7 kids.

To put it another way, her 10th is due any minute, and there's basically a 100% chance she'll be pregnant again this year. She'll probably announce by Halloween, at the latest.

I think you are a little young with your menopause years.  For the most part, it's usually closer to early 50's.  Not all women, some do go through it younger and some (like me) are mid-50's before it (finally, thankfully!!!) hits.

I would not be surprised if she has as many as 5 more children, or possibly she could go even higher.  Depending on factors such as health, etc.

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JermajestyDuggar

I found this helpful graph on menopause. Some people might be confusing perimenopause with menopause.

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Don't know if it's true but I read somewhere that a woman's ability to get pregnant ends about 5 years before menopause hits. Plenty of women can get pregnant during peri menopause though.  That's why even though menopause most typically happens at 51 we usually see a woman have her last baby around 44-46.

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SolomonFundy
10 hours ago, CaptainFunderpants said:

Do fundie women start menopause earlier than normal women? It seems like 95% of the women I know haven't started menopause until their early 50s.

 

5 hours ago, Briefly said:

I think you are a little young with your menopause years.  For the most part, it's usually closer to early 50's.  Not all women, some do go through it younger and some (like me) are mid-50's before it (finally, thankfully!!!) hits.

I would not be surprised if she has as many as 5 more children, or possibly she could go even higher.  Depending on factors such as health, etc.

 

5 hours ago, JermajestyDuggar said:

I found this helpful graph on menopause. Some people might be confusing perimenopause with menopause.

 

I should have clarified, but I went with 42-45 as a fair "worst case scenario" for a decline of fertility. In other words, I assume that she will be fertile until that age range at a minimum, which is why I stated that "at least" another 6-7 kids was attainable if everything goes well since she is 35 now.

I tried googling the average age of menopause for grand multiparas, but nothing came up with a quick search. Does anyone know if family size is any indicator or factor in the age of onset of menopause? In my own family, things are all over the place. I've got an aunt that was post-menopausal at 38, and a great-aunt who had her first and only child at 52. (Her mother had her 10th in her mid-50s.) The average in my generation of cousins seems to be late 40's, so far.

 

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neurogirl

This is a lot of detail but Courtney admitted that she didn't know the due date because the pregnancies were so close together. 

 

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fundiefan

Everyone is different. I was perimenopausal for 5 years from 42 to 47 or so. I was done entirely, through menopause, at 48.

My sister is 53 and is just starting perimenopause. One of my best friends is also 53 and has shown no signs of any change at all as of yet. 

I know there are "ranges" but to be honest, I give little merit to them. 40's-50's covers 20 years. Any time within there is "normal". 

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JermajestyDuggar

Courtney posted a picture of her hula hooping. I guess she’s getting impatient for this one to arrive. 

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fundiefollower

What does her husband do for a living?

 

I don't follow her regularly.... Did read the article she wrote that mentioned a cattle farm but I wasn't sure if that is his main source of income.

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TuringMachine
26 minutes ago, JermajestyDuggar said:

Courtney posted a picture of her hula hooping. I guess she’s getting impatient for this one to arrive. 

Of course, she's gotta get working on the next one. You can't expect her to have to use #10under11 can you?

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justmy2cents

The letter board she packed for the hospital says May. It would be a pain to change it to June. Also, if this baby doesn't hurry Courtney won't be able to hashtag Irish Twins. That's a lot if incentives to get that baby out ASAP.  🙄 

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Briefly
2 hours ago, fundiefollower said:

What does her husband do for a living?

 

I don't follow her regularly.... Did read the article she wrote that mentioned a cattle farm but I wasn't sure if that is his main source of income.

He pastors a church, she stated somewhere that they are church planters to the state of New Mexico.  I think NM.  She was once asked about their income, she said that they had 3 or 4 income streams or thereabouts.  One was possibly a salary he gets from the church, and one was their farm.  There were a couple of others but I don't remember what they were.

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Melissa1977
On 4/27/2019 at 1:52 AM, Briefly said:

It made me wonder if maybe they are going to stop, at least for a while

Zsu got rid of baby girl clothes at some point, so Chloe had a brand new wardobre. I think fundies just do it because they are fed up of old, stained clothes and love new ones. In fact, young Bates and young Duggars have never wore the frumpers their older sisters wore. I wonder if eventually all big families need (or wish) new clothes, because the little ones look miserable with dresses or t-shirts previously worn by 4 or 5 kids.

 

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JermajestyDuggar
36 minutes ago, Melissa1977 said:

Zsu got rid of baby girl clothes at some point, so Chloe had a brand new wardobre. I think fundies just do it because they are fed up of old, stained clothes and love new ones. In fact, young Bates and young Duggars have never wore the frumpers their older sisters wore. I wonder if eventually all big families need (or wish) new clothes, because the little ones look miserable with dresses or t-shirts previously worn by 4 or 5 kids.

 

Yeah it’s just one more thing they can’t really argue about saving money by having a large family. Heck I only have two kids and there were lots of pants that couldn’t be handed down to my second kid because there were already huge holes in the knees. These fundie families likely spend a lot of money on clothing. Even if they do use some hand me downs.

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CaptainFunderpants
5 hours ago, Melissa1977 said:

Zsu got rid of baby girl clothes at some point, so Chloe had a brand new wardobre. I think fundies just do it because they are fed up of old, stained clothes and love new ones. In fact, young Bates and young Duggars have never wore the frumpers their older sisters wore. I wonder if eventually all big families need (or wish) new clothes, because the little ones look miserable with dresses or t-shirts previously worn by 4 or 5 kids.

 

It also helps that new clothing has gotten much, much cheaper since I was a kid. In fact, I'm pretty sure most of it costs the same or even less now as it did back in the 90s, despite inflation and the cost of almost everything else going up.

Thanks China! 😉🙄😭

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