DH and I are planning on ttc our 3 child maybe the beginning of 2014. We are using 2013 to prepare our household, our finances, and ourselves for another pregnancy and another baby. Our dd's are 3 and 5. If we conceive when we hope to (fingers crossed) then they will be 5 and 6 when the new baby arrives. I would like the advice of other moms with 3 children.
1. Was having the 3rd as big of a "shock" as having the 2nd?
2. Was there anything you wish you'd known prior to the 3rd child arriving that no one told you?
3. Do you have advice on how to get the other 2 children involved and make the pregnancy and new baby good memories for them?
4. Anything, in general, that would be helpful information?