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So...no4 has happened ....eek!

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Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 08:39:54

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2whippetsnobed Wed 16-Apr-14 08:44:39

Er, yep, spot on.

<< lies desperately >>

3DcAndMe Wed 16-Apr-14 08:46:45

I don't have four, but I figure once you get past three it can't get much harder right lol

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 09:01:10

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3DcAndMe Wed 16-Apr-14 09:53:57

How old are your dc op?

I would quite like a fourth but it's no where near practical for us

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 10:33:42

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2whippetsnobed Wed 16-Apr-14 11:44:04

I am fairly sure I wouldn't notice another.

I had four in five years and one week! I must say it is nice and busy our house now but never tidy

3D you are right in a way after three any others just seem ok. Although we found it hardest going from one to two. Three and four seemed manageable.

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 12:32:48

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BertieBotts Wed 16-Apr-14 12:36:11

I suppose the car thing? You'll need a 7 seater or two cars.

I'm sure it will be fine! smile I know at least two people with surprise #4s and they both say that 3 to 4 is not as bad as 2 to 3 or 1 to 2.

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 12:41:51

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3DcAndMe Wed 16-Apr-14 12:46:09

It's not practical for us because -

Space - older two currently share, baby in box room, could not get two in box room, no room for full size cot in our bedroom

Time - dp and I both work, and as much as I would like to be a sahm in one respect I am actually enjoy

3DcAndMe Wed 16-Apr-14 12:46:47


Enjoying my job ATM

Nursery fees - currently paying for one dc every week and three in the hols is a killer

ZingHasAHotCrossBunInTheOven Wed 16-Apr-14 12:53:46

we have six and #7 is due in July

(oldest will then be 13, DD is just turning two this Friday)

4 will be brilliant Whats and congratulations!

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 12:53:53

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Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 12:54:57

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3DcAndMe Wed 16-Apr-14 12:55:02

Yes the "are you done now" questions annoys me too

I might be

I might not be

I might not have decided yet!

ZingHasAHotCrossBunInTheOven Wed 16-Apr-14 13:03:26

answer to "are you mad" is "All the best people are!" tbuwink

If I'm honest I swing between fairly organized and not giving a damn.
I think if you figure out your daily/weekly routines and write down what you must do and what you can realistically achieve you'll have a better time than telling yourself what you can't do or how far behind with tasks you are.

(trust me, I know, I constantly catch myself grumbling about stuff and have to literally tell myself off!)

does that help? tbusmile

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 13:31:54

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Hairylegs47 Wed 16-Apr-14 13:42:52

After 3, it's just numbers. Going from 1 to 2 was much harder than the subsequent ones.
When folk would ask if we were having anymore, I so wanted to say 'we are having sex on X night to be sure the baby is due on y date, then we'll be having sex on ...' You get the picture, but I never did. I never tried to get pregnant, actually the only time we did try for a baby, no baby. Went on to have 3 more trying to NOT get pregnant.
Congratulations! Hope all goes well for you all.

Celestria Wed 16-Apr-14 13:45:14

You will be fine! I have four, again in 5 years, there were 14 months between first two and sixteen months between second two. I found going one to two the hardest, after that you are so busy you don't have time to stress. Congratulations smile

ZingHasAHotCrossBunInTheOven Wed 16-Apr-14 15:09:40

assuming your due date is in December here's the link to the December bus.

Whatsonemore Wed 16-Apr-14 15:20:57

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