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    For me, going from 2 to 3 was great (due to big age gap)- our boys were 4.5 and 6 years old when DD was born, and with the boys at school during maternity leave, it was great, as I could be at home to help them at school. The older 2 enjoyed it and I had loads of time with the boys and the baby. Going from 1 to 2 was soooo much harder due to the small age gap- those years with 2 toddlers were extremely hard,,, I do find some activities more difficult, but we stick to a strict routine as much as we can. DD is now 1 and I am back in a demanding job (which I love), DD works full time and we utilise before and after school care and daycare 3 days a week. More washing, yeah, but life goes on and it hasn't been a big adjustment. All the best x

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    These responses are great thank you everyone! I'm not tooooo scared as my eldest will have just turned 7 and number 2 will be 2.5. He's just toilet trained so I've got plenty of time to improve there before bubba arrives.

    I'm also extremely lucky to have both our families on hand to help whenever needed. My dad has retired and is a fabulous babysitter and my MIL can't do enough to help (takes my boys at the drop of a hat, cooks meals for us all) but isn't overbearing. SIL is also a great help so we will be fine I think. It's all logistics to me


    Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Subbing I don't know if I should be terrified the word outnumbered has been mentioned a few times
    I've always wanted 3 (we're still only cooking #2) but dh flat out refuses saying with 3, mum has 1, dad has 1 and 1 is running around loose I don't like my chances of ever changing his mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by michellek View Post
    I've always wanted 3 (we're still only cooking #2) but dh flat out refuses saying with 3, mum has 1, dad has 1 and 1 is running around loose I don't like my chances of ever changing his mind

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    With that logic there should always be two parents at home with two kids. You could tell him with 3 you'll have one in each hand and one with his hand so he still has a hand free.

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    We found 2-3 quite easy. I put it down to age gap. 1-2 was 18months, so I found it tough having a toddler and new baby but dd was over 3.5 when Ds2 came along. Not sure how I'll go this time!! Ds2 and baby4 will be 16 months apart!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadpoles View Post
    With that logic there should always be two parents at home with two kids. You could tell him with 3 you'll have one in each hand and one with his hand so he still has a hand free.

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    What tadpoles said of course there are some things that are difficult, especially when tje youngest is still a bub (I have an almost 6yr old, 3.5yr old and an almost 10 month old ) but it isnt as scary as it sounds. I do grocery shopping with all 3. There are very few things I wont do on my own with all 3 in toe


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    I should add, age gap isn't always something that can be planned of course! We had trouble having DS and Ds2 but no trouble with dd.

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    It got a fair bit crazier but it's lovely. My other two were 6 and 3.5 when number three came along and when we got him home he just slotted in with school pick up and playgroup etc... I co-sleep with my babes so I got enough sleep to function and the big two were just absolutely in love with him, he's 2.5 now and seriously they have a mutual admiration society going on!

    Don't get me wrong, there were definitely really hard days and times (Still are - DS2 is currently having a massive tantrum because I put his oats in the WRONG BOWL!!!!) but I wouldn't be without my three monkeys - I'd have a fourth in a heartbeat if I could!

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    I'm expecting number 3 later in the year but really don't expect it will be much different than going from 1 to 2. Ds1 is at school, ds2 will have half day kindy and they will catch the bus to school. Then I will walk and pick him up at lunchtime. I'm a big walker and expect I will walk everywhere like I did with ds2 and that baby 3 will be as happy to be in the pram and content to sleep like ds1 and ds2 were so there will be no interuption to baby such as getting him in and out of the car and having to wake him up etc. Ds1 and 2 have been moved into the same room and are great little sleepers so there won't be issues there. I don't see that much else will change having a third.

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    My 3 are 4, 2.5 and 10 months.

    It's been awesome I love it. I don't find that there's a huge difference when it comes to at home stuff. I went from chasing my kids around 24/7 to chasing my kids around 24/7 with a baby attached to my boob... hahaha. But seirously, at home it's really not that much of an issue for me. I'm used to having no sleep and being constantly on demand, so I was fine with all that.

    THe only thing I've found is that getting out and about becomes a little trickier. We're a very busy family who is constantly on the go, and going out to the shops and parks and play centres, coffee catch ups etc all becomes a little more tricky when you've got 3 rather than 2. BUT we've still managed just fine with a little extra planning.

    I good quality baby carrier (like ergo, manduca, tula etc) is a must if you plan on getting out a lot, and depending on the age of your babies, a good quality double pram.

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