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Good/Bad points of trying for no.3

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CarlyP Thu 04-Aug-05 09:36:21

Anyone got any views on this.

I have a 19mth old and 8mth old and really want no.3.

Hubby isnt so sure about doing it now and thinks its best to wait.

Anyone got any thoughts on this?



jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 04-Aug-05 09:40:22

i would say wait.... im pg with no2 and there will be 15 months difference. We want a 3rd but have said we will wait until these are at school.

The other 2 are still so tiny, enjoy them while you can.

Mum2girls Thu 04-Aug-05 09:41:06

CarlyP - dunno - stopped at 2. Just trying to decide whether I'm a) in awe of you or b) think you're nuts to want 3 under 3.

anchovies Thu 04-Aug-05 09:41:48

I think you're brave to even consider it! I've just got a 19 month old and pg with no 2 and am finding it hard work!

CarlyP Thu 04-Aug-05 09:46:15

It is def hard work with them 2. but its getting so much easier. i also work in london and plan to work from home half of the time and in the office half. that is my biggest worry. but the eldest starts preschool in jan (aged 2) and i think having this time with new baby and ds2 will work out well. and then in the afternoon we can all go out etc. im really excited just thinking about what it would be like!

must b mad!


Kelly1978 Thu 04-Aug-05 09:47:30

If you got preg next mnth u could have 2yrs5mnths, 18mnths, and a newborn. It is possible, but might be hard work. When my dts were born dd and ds were 4 and 2. It hasn't been too bad as they could walk without needing a buggy, were toilet trained, can feed/dress themselves etc.
You've already managed a young toddler and a baby together, so it would e the same situation over again, you older one should be pretty independant. If you want three children, personally I owuld go for it, rather than waiting to start again. I'm glad mine are pretty close together, they will grow up together.

Kelly1978 Thu 04-Aug-05 09:48:26

sorry about the typos, sitting here trying to imagine wht it would be like!

CarlyP Thu 04-Aug-05 09:55:31

Thanks kelly. if H agrees, maybe next month will b good fun!!! LOL

expatinscotland Thu 04-Aug-05 09:56:39

I'd wait. It could be twins, after all.

CarlyP Thu 04-Aug-05 10:03:41

I would love twins!!!! gets no.4 out of the way at the same time !!! LOL

expatinscotland Thu 04-Aug-05 10:15:03

Sounds like you've made up your mind then. Good luck!

sweetkitty Thu 04-Aug-05 10:16:51

I have a 12 month old and am 17 weeks pregnant so will have 18 month gap. I definately want a third but not until my 12 month old is about 4 I think.

swedishmum Thu 04-Aug-05 10:50:46

I've had experience of both - had 3 under 3 then a 7 year gap. It's great having 3 so close together but I am really enjoying the little one. It's a lot quicker getting around with just one toddler!

Gobbledigook Thu 04-Aug-05 10:54:26

I did it early. I've got age gaps of 19 months between ds1 and ds2 and 21 months between ds2 and ds3. Hard work but great to get it all over with! Only 3 more yrs till they are all school!

Kelly1978 Thu 04-Aug-05 10:55:39

how many do u want?

CarlyP Thu 04-Aug-05 11:07:32

i want 3. then h is going for the snip. i work aswell, and i need to work to afford the house we live in!! so 3 is our max.....then ill start my major diet!!! LOL

Kelly1978 Thu 04-Aug-05 11:13:29

Hmm, that is what dp said - then we had twins! I wanted either 2 or 4 though, so I'm happy. Would love another dd, but have to stop now really.

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