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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I apologise for being offended at your comments which I perceived were insensitive.
    Feelings are valid and do not need an apology.

    It is our actions that require an apology.

    This has obviously hit a raw nerve for you. I am sorry that you are hurt and offended. But I have read the responses and comments and people were talking about their thoughts, experiences and fears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    (Yes I know pot calling kettle).
    I'm really happy you added this VP.

    Anyway I will be mum to 3 in August. I've done it very differently than those already posting and it is coming with a host of unforeseen issues.

    I had my first at 21, he will be 21 this month (my little baby all grown 😭). I had my second at 39 after 4 years of IVF hell. My third, a shockingly unplanned natural conception, will be born when I am 43. I do not recommend doing it this way to anyone.

    A pp mentioned that you must consider what it will be like at all stages - not just newborn she is sooooo right. Teenagers are a whole world of difference to newborns, toddlers and preschoolers etc...

    Age is definitely an issue. I am down right scared about my recovery and ability to cope after the birth of this baby.

    Finances are a major consideration. Babies are cheap! Turn your mind to helping 3 teenagers get on the road, go away to university or supporting them through the VERY lean years of a trade apprenticeship. Oh and feeding them 😱 you have no idea (until you experience it - I know @LoveLivesHere will understand) how much a teenage boy can pack away 10 minutes after he walks in the door from school and then ask what's for dinner!

    Everyone will cope differently and it really depends on the children you are given. Such a lottery on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    All this talk about babies and sleep and toddlers.

    What about teenagers??? Three teenagers!!
    ATLESST when they are teens they should eat the food on the plates 😝

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    ATLESST when they are teens they should eat the food on the plates 😝
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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    ATLESST when they are teens they should eat the food on the plates 😝
    And go to sleep without 'mummy pat my bum' and sleep all night....

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    ATLESST when they are teens they should eat the food on the plates 😝
    Haha. No.

    They will eat everything out of the cupboards though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    And go to sleep without 'mummy pat my bum' and sleep all night....
    Haha. No. (well no to 'sleep all night', they get along fine though without bum pats lol).

    They will sleep allllll morning though.

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    Just want to add I think VP & Rose both great mums. Even when you argue on sleep and parenting styles. I love a bit of both your styles your advice is invaluable

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    I'm also considering #3 with my youngest being 8. I'm 32. It doesn't sound old but I FEEL old and that's what counts. I'm not as light as I was 8 years ago which I'm sure is putting strain on all my important bits and bobs inside but so far I'm free of any major health concerns other than asthma flair ups.
    My only concern is that I could see the light at the end of the tunnel (not being too old to enjoy life when they're grown) and by having #3 now I go all the way back to the beginning.
    I don't have any help for you really, I'm hoping someone might say something that helps me though! Good luck with whatever you choose to do but don't forget to enjoy your little munchkin while they're still squishy and cute! Subscribing!

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    When I think about having more children or not, I try to picture the future as well as the present. So, being 50 and yes, having a teenager around opposed to being 50 or 60 and having 1 or 2 grown children out of the house. I like to think about all this time and money spent now, as an investment to a growing family in the future. Personally I have no problems with room sharing, second hand items and living frugally so finances don't hold us back too much. There is enough to go around. I would consider more urgently health concerns, support from others, just physically and mentally "handling" it. Age doesn't bother me either, I am 32 with number 3 on the way and have no concerns over birth/recovery. My grandma had her last at 46!

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