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Are three children very different from two?

I have a 4yr old boy and a 9 month old girl and I think I might be pregnant it would be unexpected and so I'm trying to mentally prepare myself in case its positive two is easy for me it seems like there's a balance I'm worried 3 will be a lot harder how was it for you?

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Asked by Kre10 at 5:25 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Going from 2-3 was alot easier for me then goinf from 1-2. I thnk you will be ok.

    Answer by gemgem at 5:26 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • There's definitely an adjustment period, but you work out a system and things start to fall into place. I have a 3 y/o, 2 y/o and 1 y/o and I manage, lol. In fact, #4 is due in Feb. 2012 so it won't be TOO long before I'll have a 4 y/o, 3 y/o, 2 y/o and a newborn!

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 5:27 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • There is always more to do with an extra one, but nothing you can't handle.

    Answer by older at 5:28 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • You now have more kids than you have hands. I found it very difficult in the beginning, especially with two close together (my 2nd and 3rd are 18 months apart). But it gets much easier!

    Answer by missanc at 5:29 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I find now, they fight a lot. It's constantly 2 against one in everything they do. Two will be getting along great, then #3 comes and joins in and then there are problems. As babies it was fine.

    Answer by mompam at 5:54 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I have 3 kids and I would say yes there is a big difference in having 3 kids rather than just 2. However, my kids are pretty spaced out (13 - 7 & 3).
    Good luck and just remember, you CAN make it work for you !

    Answer by OctMommyof3 at 6:04 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • you will get through for me from 1 to 2 no big deal now from 2-3 STRESSFUL and plenty but i love it
    good luck to you

    Answer by VDietrich at 8:20 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • i dont know i dont have 3 kids yes 2 are difficult lol i love my kids

    Answer by taratennant60 at 7:42 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

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