At the end of January, we had several honorary members convert to full members of Space Coast Mothers of Multiples! We now have over 50 full members, and over a dozen honorary members at the moment as well. We thought it would be a good time to review the makeup of our club, including both types of MoMs.
Starting with type of multiples, you can see that we have similar numbers of boy/boy, and girl/girl twins, with slightly more sets of boy/girl twins. We have three triplet moms currently, with two having two girls and a boy, and one having two boys and a girl. Perhaps the most exciting statistic is our member currently expecting – do you remember the apprehension surrounding the wait to learn what you were going to have??
How old are these multiples? Well, we have a similar number of babies under a year as we do multiples in double digits. About a fifth of our club has 2-year-old multiples, with slightly lower numbers just under and just above that. While many of our MoMs with elementary-age multiples are very busy and unable to come to a lot, there are just as many with those in K-5 as there are with Prek3 and VPKers!
Brevard County is a large area – 72 miles from north to south! The islands also present some difficulty in understanding how spread out we are. Palm Bay, Rockledge, West Melbourne, and Viera make up most of our membership. For the purposes of the chart above, “Other” represents the following locations, where 3 members or fewer each reside: Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Indialantic, Malabar, Port St. John, Satellite Beach, Titusville, Orlando, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee.
While Space Coast Mothers of Multiples has existed since 1983, its membership numbers have ebbed and flowed through the years. Over the past couple years, we’ve experienced some great growth, while working hard to maintain members who have been part of it for years.
Lastly, we wanted to take a quick look at how many of our members have children in addition to their multiples. While some were born earlier and some after their duos, having only multiples is actually the minority in our group! Slightly more MoMs have additional children – one more for most, but several have 2, 3, or 4 more children.
We look forward to repeating this project in the future and seeing how the demographics of our group change over time.