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Eek - think we've decided to go for no.4!! But, can I ask you larger families something?

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Pollycracker Sat 03-May-14 18:26:59

I'm v excited... The main two reasons stopping us having a fourth were:

1. Not wanting a 7 seater. But I've just received some money and realised I could buy a multimac with it! Anyone got any experience of these?!

2. Morning sickness!

The second reason still stands - I am terrified. I know I'll get it; I did with the first three. I can barely function, I love looking glamorous/made up etc but it turns me into a horrible grey-faced mess, I felt pretty damn depressed last time! How can I manage our three DC, and now school runs, with bad morning sickness again??

LizzieMint Sun 04-May-14 16:55:58

Hi pollycracker, How exciting though! Pregnancy as far as I'm concerned is a pain in the arse, but it's such a short time really. I came on here because I've got a hankering for a fourth. Not sure why or if we'd do anything about it. We already have the 7 seater, not the one you mentioned, but it's fine driving one, and I love having the space.
My pregnancies have all been quite different from each other so maybe you'll be lucky and miss the morning sickness this time around? Fingers crossed for you!

returnvisit Sun 04-May-14 18:25:12

Hi op. i had exactly the same reasons as you for not wanting to go for dc4. The thought of going through the horrendous sickness was terrifying but i am
now 6m pregnant with dc4, and my sickness has been a lot less and this pregnancy a lot easier. I swore blind i would have it as bad as my first 3 pregnancies but its no way as bad. Hopefully it wont be as bad for you for dc4. And 9m is a short time in the grand scheme of things, good luck

longtallsally2 Sun 04-May-14 18:29:06

Can't help with the morning sickness, sorry, but I used to run a survey with secondary students, as part of an PHSE course I taught, on sibling relationships. It was a great opening for talking about the stresses of living with older/younger/no/lots of siblings and without exception, every year the families with 4 children were most positive about family life. smile

Best of luck

winkywinkola Fri 09-May-14 00:04:10

Morning sickness is awful.

I tried homeopathy. It worked. I'm still a non believer though.

Go for it!

HolidayCriminal Sat 17-May-14 06:49:40

We managed with just a 5 seater car for 2 yrs after DC4 was born.

AngelsInWinter Mon 19-May-14 22:04:53

Thanks everyone (Pollycracker here!)

Really nice to hear others' perceptions.

And HolidayCriminal - tell me more?! That gives me some hope smile I was going to be ridiculously organised and note down every time we're actually all in the car together, because it's not really that often...

mooglet Thu 22-May-14 15:45:03

Hello. I've been very lucky and have no experience of morning sickness, but I do love having four DCs (6,4,2 and 7 months), and we've also had a Multimac for the last 2 years.

I would really recommend the Multimac. The only problem we did have was endlessly chasing Kevin, the owner / maker of them, as he can be a bit hard to get hold of, but that did seem to have improved when I had to get an extra part last year. And I think he knows he a bit useless at that side of things, so just ring / email / text / pester until you get hold of him. Once you've done that he's really helpful - came to our house to show us the multimac, and then again to fit it when we'd bought one.

CarCiKoTab Thu 22-May-14 15:49:21

I have a Vauxhall Zafira I never wanted a people carrier but with number 4 on the way my little Saxo had to go and its brilliant.

Morning sickness I never really got with this one or my daughter but did with the boys. Just don't let yourself get hungry and eat through trust me it works wonders.

Everyone has there own methods of coping and you'll be surprised, it will be difficult if you feel your prone to getting it but you'll get through it.

All the best smile

AngelsInWinter Thu 22-May-14 17:58:40

Hi mooglet,

Aahhh you're so lucky not to have morning sickness! I always say I'd rather give birth than go through 6-8 weeks of morning sickness again, but then I did have relatively easy and quick births...

Really glad to hear from someone with multimac experience! None of my 'mum' friends have even heard of it. It says on the website that it'll it into my car, but I just can't believe it. My car isn't the biggest hmm and I think I'm a bit worried that I'll end up pregnant and they'll say "o it won't fit!"

That's good that he came to your house though - did you have to pay for all that then?

I can't fit any of the mini macs into my car though, so for at least a year we wouldn't all be able to go out together, unless DP went on the bus or something.

mooglet Fri 23-May-14 21:53:36


No, we didn't have to pay for him coming out at all - just said we were interested and he brought a multimac fitted into his car to show us what it looked like, and so that the kids could sit in it. I don't know if he still does that, but he did also seem to have people dotted about the country who had them, if you wanted to see one. We're in the mortheast, if that's any use?

And we had our 4 seater one in a Focus originally (before that died on us on a motorway.....), and it is amazing how much space it seems to create.

TooManyBubbas Fri 23-May-14 22:14:59

We have 4 dc and have so far managed with a fiesta shock Dp works long hours and all older dc are at school so usually just me and baby in the car. We upgraded last week to a focus and on the rare occasions we all go out together dp goes on his motorbike.

Re the morning sickness i have to be honest and admit i didn't cope well. Have been very sick with all of them but dc4 was hard! Tbf though that was probably because she was unplanned, a total shock and my anxiety was terrible.

I wouldn't change anything now. 4 is madness but i love it and my older dc have really grown into lovely protective older siblings and really dote on their baby sister. They are 10,8 nearly 6 and 1.

Ooh and re school runs my dp had to do those for 6 months whilst i lay on the bathroom floor of a morning. Like others have said its such a short time i the grand scheme of things.

Good luck whatever you decide its totally worth it smile

weatherall Sun 25-May-14 11:17:32

Have you tried ginger for the morning sickness?

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