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What is it REALLY like having three children?

What is it REALLY like having three children? The good the bad the ugly including money wise?? :-) I am Considering having a third child BUT I am a little scared too. It seems that with two parents two children just make sense yet I don't feel done.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • My third was not a big deal. It was the fifth for us that really became difficult.

    Answer by KathMW at 8:00 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Im on the same boat your in except my husband thinks we should wait for a year or two.But i want another sooo bad. Were financially okay but we just have some plans we want to put forth before we have another.*sigh* i just cant wait lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • I honestly cant tell you what it is like making the jump from 2 to 3. When the time came for us to go from 2 kids to 3 kids we ended up with 5 kids in the end because we had Triplets as baby #3 talk about a suprise and a shock. I know that many of my friends have said that adding 3 wasnt that much crazier than adding 2 provided that 2 didnt stress you out. my SIL was a stressed out mom of 1 then she had #2 and things were even worse for her and then she was shocked by baby #3 (didnt listen when the dr said that even after a vasomecty her dh could have live ones for a while) and that sent her over the deep end in so many ways but she was on the way there already.

    fact is that if you are stable then there isnt a good reason not to go for #3

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Financially were ok thus far. We just had our third baby dec 8th. Our other two children are 5 and 3. Im busier than ever But my older children likes to help out with the new baby and when my husband gets off of work he take over while I have me time or take a nap(cook dinner,play with kids,feed baby,etc).We work together. But once the frst year is over it'll get easier I m assuming. Since the baby been born my house is a little messier than and my daughter whines alot but were working on that but for me its not as hard as I thought but its only been 2 mths. I think you should discuss it with SO and seriously decide together because it is a big change. Good luck!!!

    Answer by kyheavensmom at 10:02 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • For me three wasn't any harder then two really. Probably because I never had time to get used to just 2 kids. My 3rd was born just 13 months after the 2nd. And he's only 15 months younger then my oldest (so the oldest had just turned 2 when the 3rd was born). All 3 were in diapers for a long time but it wasn't hard at all.
    It got hard around the time the youngest was 2 and the older two were 3 and 4. My oldest turned into a monster, ugh. They are 8, 7 and 6 now. I also have an almost 3yo.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:47 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • lol ill let you know in july! we are pregnant with our third but i honestly dont see much difference then with two. i have heard once you get past two its the same!

    Answer by boogirlsmommy at 6:39 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • The 3rd & 4th are just as easy as the second, it's even easier if you still have your baby items. My son ws 5 when his sister was born so I didn't have any baby items so I had to start over from scratch.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:02 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Well coming from one of three and then being one of three and then having three...I would say not a big deal but usually if they are a mix of sex's then one is always over ruled. Other than that not much. I did however go on to have two more later in life...that was kind of a big ordeal. I now have five from 23 on down to life is nuts!

    Answer by salexander at 11:26 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

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