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    I've found number three has brought so much joy into our home, the older two girls are 21 mths apart, then our son is 5 yrs younger than Dd2. They absolutely love him, he is so chilled and like Kaybaby said, it's so easy the third time around coz I feel very confident in my parenting and he just has to fit into the crazy family life. He developed his own routine pretty early, based around school drop offs etc, I think because there already IS some sort of routine in the home, they just kind of slot into it which makes for an 'easy' baby.

    Also I just didn't stress about things like sleep, he catnapped til he was 6 mths old (for day sleeps) and with the first two that would've bothered me, but by the third I didn't really care coz by then I realised all babies are different and he'll sleep one day!

    Congratulations and good luck!

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    I just had my third!!

    Something just seems complete now..

    there are so many moments that are just perfect!

    I know I only just had him.. but I already know 3 is our magic number, trust me, you will love it!

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    I'm due in sept with my third. My oldest will be 3 months off 4 and my youngest will be 19 months..... They are two boys and the newbie is a girl. I'm excited but my little boy is still a baby , loves his mummy and ends up in bed with us every night . I wish he could be the baby for longer but I'm sure he will be ok. I'm just worried about giving them all equal time . I'm sure it will be awesome.

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    Hmm...good question. Iam also expecting my 3rd. 19 month gap between first 2 and almost 5 year gap between my youngest and my 3 rd. i will just go with the flow, thinking of training my kids very well so I can catchup pn some rest...teehee...just kidding. Kinda going off my rocker here too.

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    I just had my third and so far it is just lovely

    Theyre ages are 5, 2 and one week
    I can think of many good things to think of with three children!

    The house feels full
    no one gets lonely
    never a dull moment
    the two older ones entertain each other while i tend to bubs
    they still fit in my car but there are now no more empty seats to fill

    to me three really feels like the perfect number.. My family feels big and full but not overwhealming

    washing isnt so bad if i keep on it every day

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    thankyou OP for asking this question.

    Im expecting number 3 and am feeling a bit the same (OMG what am i doing???!!!!) but everybody who has replied has made me feel better.

    Now im looking forward to the backseat being full, instead of dreading it!

    I was one of three growing up and always loved it, two of us would hang out together while the other one had time alone with our parents, never lonely when one of the kids was on school camp. And now as an adult i am close to my brothers but both in different ways.

    oh and ours will be 5 and 3 when baby comes along.

    goodluck

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    My three are 5, 2 and 5 months

    Definitely a sense of completeness here too. While our third bub isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination, I haven't felt overwhelmed at all since her birth.
    I think what other PPs have said is right- the older 2 do tend to occupy each others time a lot. My oldest is in school, so that's probably been my biggest challenge, the drop off and pick up.

    I look forward to when the baby is more interactive and can play with the older two, but at the moment it's so sweet because she watches them playing together so much.

    One other positive with having 3 is that you are going to get at least two being the same sex. I had a girl then boy then girl. While my girl and boy get along like besties, my oldest DD is just so rapt that she has a sister. I think their relationship will be very special despite the 4.5 year age gap.

    For me 3 has been just as easy as 2 really.... But that in no way makes me keen to go for a fourth lol

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    Naw, it's just heaps of fun. It really is. As PP mentioned before everything is crazier/louder/bigger - like christmas etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmy2b View Post
    I love that although the older two fight quite regularly they both look out for their lil bro. I love that the youngest is always entertained watching the older two. I love having my backseat full of happy boys.

    I have 3 girls and completely agree with all of these things! They look really cute (and a bit intimidating) lined up in their car seats.

    It IS noisy and it IS crazy, but it's also fun and #3 has been so much easier than our first 2.

    My eldest goes to preschool 3 days a week and it's really nice to see the relationship between my other 2 when it's just them. DD2 loves getting a chance to be the 'older' sibling and show DD3 how to do things.


    Edit: There are heaps of funny moments too when you add a third into the mix. I love watching my older two entertain their baby sister (making her giggle, feeding her, having crawling races with her, etc)
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