Having a third was a huge decision for us. I replied to this thread when I was only half way through my 3rd pregnancy, now DS2 is 9 months old and we don't regret it for a moment. He is an absolute blessing and fits into our family perfectly. Life is a little harder and sleep is seriously lacking, but we are loving every minute of it. We do have an almost 5 year gap between #2 and #3, so the older 2 are very helpful. I have found it has been a great learning curve for them. They have learnt to be considerate of others (and volume control when bubba is sleeping) and being a little less selfish - as mummy just can't do everything for them anymore. But my greatest joy is seeing how they interact with their baby brother and making him laugh - it absolutely melts my heart. 100% worth it!!!
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29-07-2016 14:09 #121
31-07-2016 16:47 #122Senior Member
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Best, best, best decision we ever made. Our DS2 is 13 months and DD and DS1 are 4.5 and it's seriously fantastic! I often am solo parenting because DH works rediculously long hrs but I'm insanely organised and make it work.
When DH and I first looked at #3 we both said.... He's the missing piece of our puzzle and the best decision, he's DD's doll and DS1's best mate.
Half considering a 4th (noooooooo ������)
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31-07-2016 20:16 #123
I am fairly certain I'd like a third child but I worry about finances so much and juggling 3 kids and work. Is anyone a working mum with 3?
31-07-2016 20:24 #124
31-07-2016 22:27 #125
01-08-2016 00:45 #126
Did it with DS1 and DS2 and it wasn't too difficult. It really depends on the job though, how flexible it is and what kind of support you have in terms of child care, child minding etc.
DH is a SAHD, but he's going to start working for himself again this month so he'll be busy too. Not full time but busy enough..
The way I see it, I'm not going to get any less busy with my career so I kind of have to "complete" my family now. But I'm very career oriented.
02-08-2016 14:34 #127
Thanks for answering my question ladies. I am lucky to have a very flexible government job and work 30 minutes from home, plus both mil and mum both live within 25 minutes from me.
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