I had 3 kids in 28 months (there is 15 months between #1 and #2 and 13 months between #2 and #3). I agree to just take it one day at a time and don't sweat the small stuff. Let the cleaning go and just keep the basics done. I was happy as long as the dishes were done every other day and laundry was done once a week. I didn't do much else. And, personally, I had no problem turning on the TV and all of us plopping down to relax. Whatever made them sit still for an hour so I could relax...or eat.
After my 3rd was born I kept trying to do everything like I thought I was supposed to and I ended up having a nervous breakdown. It wasn't pretty or fun and I had to send my older 2 kids to stay with family for 3 WEEKS to recover. It sucked. I learned from that. I now have 4 kids (8, 7, 6 and 3) and another on the way and I'm not worried at all.
at 12:22 AM on Apr. 4, 2009