I know there are plenty of other similar threads - many of which i have read, discussing pros and cons of a third child. However I am still uncertain! Having just had our second, I am in the newborn honeymoon phase and not making any decisions just yet. But my yearning for a third has come as a total surprise to me I had thought we were well and truly 'done'.
DH asked me honestly if money wasn't a factor would I want a third, to which I answered yes without question. Which got me thinking, should I be making a decision based in finance alone??
The thing is I am not really prepared to make major lifestyle sacrifices to have a third, I think I would get depressed and/or resentful. I don't want to change schools (we have chosen private), move house (not that it would make a huge difference in our area) or have 2 full time working parents (at least not until the kids are much older). Money is definitely a consideration.
We have a large 4 bed + study home, a good sized family car (Kluger). But u an uncertain how to make (my) work 'work' with 3 kids and all their associated school/after school activities drop offs pick ups etc. DH travels a bit for work but we do have MIL close by to help. I would likely need to put my career on hold for the next 5 or so years and worry about how I would get another job after a big break.
How do I decide? What else should I factor in? Does it even matter?