Hubby and I are TTC number 3. hubby is really keen but I'm apprehensive about how much our life will change. Money is no issue and I'm happy to be a SAHM. We currently have a DS (3) and DD who is 19 (months). What was the big changes in your life/ family when number 3 came along? TIA
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06-04-2014 17:52 #1Junior Member
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How did your life change with 3 kids?
06-04-2014 18:07 #2
Subbing. We are ttc our third too, would be good to know what we are in for
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06-04-2014 18:21 #4
Subbing as I will find out the answer to this come September
Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th
06-04-2014 18:23 #5
Subbing here too
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06-04-2014 18:42 #7
I think it depends on a number of different factors as to how having three kids will impact your family. For me, my oldest was was starting school as my third was born which meant quite a lot of juggling. Drop offs and pick ups effected the babies sleep patterns etc. Bedtimes were a little bit difficult too as the older two wanted their bedtime routines and sometimes I was occupied with a fussy baby. My husband was incredible and really helped keep the kids routines etc in place while I adjusted to our newest member.
Going out it can be a little bit harder as you are now outnumbered in adult to child ratio. There are also more arguments to deal with amoungst the kids.
So it all depends on what your other kids are like, how old they are, what your new baby is like etc.
In saying that our third has been the perfect addition to our family. The fun, laughter, love is now tripled. There is never dull moment. If one child wants some alone time the other two play. They share and support each other which is just beautiful to watch! I can't explain it properly but the dynamic is fantastic and in our case the positives certainly outway the negatives.
06-04-2014 18:44 #8
I found it tough at first because DS3 had colic, reflux (the vomiting a LOT and non stop screaming kind) and a CMPI. But once he got to 4 months old and we got it all under control, I truly dont find it too different. Takes a little longer to get in and out of the car and bedtime has to be more staggered because DH and I are outnumbered.
Its been exhausting, sometimes stressful and hectic - but I would not change it for the world. Best decision we ever made.
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06-04-2014 19:10 #10Senior Member
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The first few months were crazy. Just getting 3 strapped into the car to go out was a full-scale event! And our first winter with 3 children, we seemed to be at the GP at least once a week. Witching hour went from 4pm until they were all in bed!
Now that the youngest is almost 2.5, things are much easier, they keep each other entertained and it's so lovely seeing their relationships with each other develop.
Wouldn't change it for the world!
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