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Question for mom's of three or more!

Did you find it harder to go from one to two kids? Or from two to three kids? Please be honest!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Oct. 27, 2008 in General Parenting

Answers (10)
  • I found it harder to go from 1 to 2 when my 3 rd came it was a lot better.

    Answer by Christinemg0813 at 9:40 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • It actually wasn't harder, by the time the 3rd & 4th came around nothing fazed me.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 9:51 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I think it all depends on the ages of your children. To me it wasn't as hard to go from 1-2. However...I felt a little more stress going from 2-3. My children's ages are 5, 3 and 5 months. It's getting easier now but the first couple of months were kind of stressful. I've heard many mums say once you have your 3rd or's a breeze. I am assuming most of those mums children are older...which really helps. If they are really close together in ages....that's where I think it's got to be a little harder. JMO. :)

    Answer by madetobeamom at 9:54 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I was hard to go from two to three for me. I don't understand why, but you wanted an honest answer.

    Answer by Mamayona at 10:01 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • 1 to 2 was harder then 2 to 3 although I was sick and it was all difficult.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 10:10 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I am trying for a third. My kids right now are 7 and almost 2. By the time a third got here they would be 8 and 2 3/4. My toddler is a handful. A blast, but an ornery, little handful. I just wondered how much harder it would be to add a third to the mix. My oldest is a wonderful helper. She is such a great kid!
    My brother was 8 1/2 years younger than me. And although I didn't want to share my mom at first, he became my little side kick and I loved/still love him dearly. I am hoping for the same for my daughter.

    Answer by SunshineandBlue at 10:11 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Going from 1 to 2 wasn't that hard for me. They are 15 months apart and my oldest was/is very independent and at the time didn't need much attention (she'd rather play in her room alone).
    Adding a 3rd child was insane. She's just 13 months younger then the 2nd (so my oldest was just barely 2). Suddenly I was outnumbered (only 2 hands, you know) and I had 2 toddlers to chase, recovering from a c-section and a new baby. Actually the first month was a breeze then it got insane. I had a nervous breakdown when she was 4 months old. But I think I brought that on myself by expecting too much from me.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:47 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • One to Two was huge for me....two to three wasn;t a big deal, but three to four was the BIGGEST. It just about put me over the cliff. I learned to cope but quickly figured out that I didn't want anymore...LOL

    Answer by momofsaee at 12:23 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • 1 two 2.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 12:25 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • 1 to 2. once you have more than 2 its all downhill lol. seriously- its a much bigger adustment when you only have 1. Once you have 2 you already know how to juggle everything- its just a matter of an extra person.

    Answer by mykidsrock77 at 1:25 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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