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    Hi,

    My husband and I have just had baby number 3 and are trying to decide if he should get the snip! or if we will have 4!

    If we did have 4 we would have 4 under 5 (currently have a 2 and 3 yr old 11mths apart and bub 3 is 1month all boys!)

    One main reason is because number 1 and 2 are so close in age and are little buddies, will my third be left out? Also we will be moving overseas in a few years and could be there for quite some time and depending on where we are they may not have many other options for buddies!

    What I would love to know is:
    -are you one of 3 and wished there was 4?
    -do you have four kids and do you think it works better than3?
    -how is the jump from 3 to 4?
    -do you find spreading individual attention between 4 alot harder?
    -if you have 4 do your kids share rooms?

    I really would love 10, but 4 would be our absolute limit!
    thanks in advance

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    Congrats on another lil boy

    I have 4 girls aged 5,3,2 & 6 months.. I didn't find it any different adding a 4th to the mix. Once you've done 3 adding more seems to be no different. The one thing I can say is if you do have a 4th bub don't do it the first year of School. That is the only thing I find difficult going into the classroom to pick DD1 up with 2xtoddlers and a baby. It's more frustrating trying to get through all the running kids and keeping your own in tow..

    DD2&3 are really close like your two eldest, they are 10.5months apart and best of friends. They share a room without any problems. Once DD4 is up and running they'll all have a ball together!!

    I forgot to add as for attention I send DD2 to daycare one day then DD3 goes the next so I can have one on one time with each of them and on the weekend I always take DD1 grocery shopping and out to lunch to spend time with her also..
    Last edited by BabyG4; 12-09-2012 at 22:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    I forgot to add as for attention I send DD2 to daycare one day then DD3 goes the next so I can have one on one time with each of them and on the weekend I always take DD1 grocery shopping and out to lunch to spend time with her also..
    Off topic completely, but I love that idea. I have no kids, but want 4 and have always been concerned about the spending time/attention aspect. Never thought of that idea (the daycare) and will store in the memory bank for future!!!

    Also congratulations on your new bub OP!

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    I am the opposite, and DH is the same, we felt a huge difference going 3 to 4. Even going from 1 to 3 didn't feel as hard for some reason. Not sure if it's because the middle kids are twins so the same age that it felt harder? I have no idea why. Of course, I wouldn't change it for the world.


 

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