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Thinking of having another baby, should we or shouldn't we?

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CuddlesNKisses Fri 28-Mar-14 16:55:03

DH and I are considering trying for DC3 (DS1 is 6, DD2 is 2). We would like to gain an insight into what its like for other families who have 3, or maybe more. Is it more hard work, or is there not that much of a difference, are there any financial implications (we already have the cot, pushchair, car seat etc) but other financial implications that we havent considered. Has having a 3rd put a strain on your relationship or even on your relationship with your current children? By the time we have a 3rd (thats if I'm blessed with one) DD2 would have started nursery so I should get some one-one time with baby. I'm happy and content with 2 DCs but just feel there is someone missing from our family. Im one of 5 and absolutely love the buzz when I get together with my siblings and I would like the same for my kids. Though I know there is no guarantee that they would all get along. Any advice/experiences would be gratefully received.

CuddlesNKisses Sat 29-Mar-14 15:06:23

Anyone care to share their experiences? Any advice? Please

Pregnantagain7 Sat 29-Mar-14 15:34:48

Hi I'm currently pregnant with dc4 I have dd1-8, dd2-3 and ds1-6 months. A lot of our friends with large families told us that the jump from 2-3 children was the hardest but we found it so much easier than we thought it would be of course there are days when I think aaarghh! But on the whole it's fine and to be honest I think those days happen to everyone no matter how many children you have!it helped us that ours are all really good sleepers and ds slept through from ten weeks not sure we will be so lucky with the next, my girls adore their little brother and we haven't really had any jealousy. I wouldn't say it has put a strain on our relationship except if one of us is particularly tired when we can be a bit snappy but I think that's just normal life. My dh is at work from 8 til 6.30 so the majority of the child are falls on me which is fine but as soon as he walks through the door he is fully involved as baths them all ever night (as he should!).

I would say if it's what you both want go for it! smile

CuddlesNKisses Sat 29-Mar-14 19:34:19

Thank you pregnantagain7. Wow your on your way to no4, thats amazing. I have days when I want to pull my hair out, but I think having one more wouldn't be too much extra work? Or am I wrong. Why did your friends think the jump from 2-3 was the hardest?

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