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Advice re 4th DC

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3maybe4 Tue 01-Oct-13 13:19:58

Hia. I'm new here. Have recently had my DC3 who is now 4months old. I always wanted 3. Now I want 4!!

3 so far has been fine (not too different to 2) but I am aware that could change once DC3 is a walking/talking little man. I can't get my head round never doing this again and STILL feel like someone is missing.

I have been reading through lots of the threads on here and it seems that many feel like the 4th child took it to a whole new level. I know no one would ever give their 4th back but would appreciate opinions on your 4th. Did it change your life in a way your previous 3 hadn't? Was it the straw that broke the camels back?!

Thanks so much

TwerkingNine2FIve Tue 01-Oct-13 14:34:31

I have 5. Number 4 was a breeze. I think it depends upon the temperament of the baby. Baby number 5 was the one that broke the camel's back here grin . Wouldn't give him back though!!!

NAR4 Tue 01-Oct-13 14:57:24

I also have 5dc but found the increase from 2 to 3 the hardest. This could be because dc2 has ADHD and was a major hand full by the time dc3 was born. After 3dc I didn't find it much different, just a bit more time consuming.

If you have 4dc you will have to move into people carrier territory though, which is more expensive than a car.

3maybe4 Tue 01-Oct-13 16:29:33

Thanks for your replies.
Yep I do think the nature if the children you have probably affects it all. I do wonder if that is part of why I find myself wanting 4 as we have had a relatively easy ride as parenting goes (with extreme moments that were definitely NOT easy of course!). Maybe how we get on with DC3 as a toddler will determine it! I always thought I'd get this major feeling of being outnumbered with 3 but I don't. Presume I would with 4?!
We already have a people carrier (DH bought it before we even had DC1....)

Charlottehere Thu 03-Oct-13 19:14:22

I have 4... So far not much different to 3.

Charlottehere Thu 03-Oct-13 19:16:46

Dc4 is 10 months

bigbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 19:19:56

I have 6. Number 4 made a huge (negative) difference to my life, yes it took it to a whole new level. Three kids is easy. I stopped going out I was so exhausted. Mind you I did have 6 kids in eight yearshmm

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