We have two beautiful boys and I've recently been feeling strongly that I'd like to try for a third. I'm 35 so feel like it's now or never! My husband is happy with two. Why is the decision to have a third so hard!?
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28-01-2016 22:14 #1Member
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Two to three children?
28-01-2016 22:26 #2
For us it wasn't that hard, we just went for it. I'm so glad we did as our third really completes our family. Neither dh or myself were done with two, we are both are now. He is making an appt to get the snip soon.
28-01-2016 22:39 #3
As for having 3, I'll tell you in a week or so, 39 weeks tomorrow 😁
28-01-2016 22:44 #4
I was the one um'ing and ah'ing.
I didnt feel done, but DD2 was hard and i wasn't prepared to put a newborn in the mix until now.
Im also 35 and think im bat5hit crazy for going down this path again.
3DPO so I'll let you know in a week or so where we stand.
28-01-2016 22:54 #5
We have 2 girls ( 5yo & 20 months) and I'm in two minds about having a 3rd. Some days I'm Clucky others I'm like " No way!!" I'm 35 in April so don't have a lot of time either
28-01-2016 23:20 #6
I always knew that our 2nd wasnt my last baby. Even whilst preg.
As she grew out of things i dutifully packed them away.
And yep 2.5yrs later DS was born. As he grew out of stuff i couldnt wait to give it away.
I do get sad knowing he is our last baby but also know he is the perfect full stop for our family
28-01-2016 23:38 #7
this is my predicament DH wanted four but then changed to three I am 7/8 dpo ovulation if it happens it happens but I don't want to keep actively trying.
29-01-2016 07:22 #8Senior Member
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We've been tentatively talking about trying again, but I am scared. I'm 35 and the MC was horrible. I think knowing how challenging it is juggling 2 can make the decision to go back for a third harder. You really do know what hard work and no sleep is like! Though I have been told that the oldest can help look after the young ones when you jump to 3! My SIL is about to have twins and *everyone* asks her oldest if she will be helping her mummy with the babies!
AFM, I feel like I'm not done with 2 children, as much as I love them. I guess that we'll see what 2016 brings.
Last edited by Happy Camper; 29-01-2016 at 07:29.
29-01-2016 07:42 #9
My third is 4mths old. It's pretty easy mostly. I've also got a 5.5yo & 3.5yo. Obviously we have hard days but generally it isn't that difficult.
Go for it! Meanwhile we are in discussion for #4
29-01-2016 08:07 #10Senior Member
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Hi there, we agonised for 4 years about whethet to have a third. Honestly, we wanted to try for a girl. There were alot of deep discussions during those 4 years. We went for it eventually but it took us a long time to take the leap. 3.5 years on, i notice that logistics are tough sometimes as we both work fulltime, but i guess thats all normal family stuff. Sometimes we do activities with the older ones without the little one and vice versa due to the big age gap. I was 37.5 years when i had DD. All the best with your decision.
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