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Baby no.4 Yay or Nay???

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baldbyfifty Sat 13-Aug-11 19:25:23

Just looking for some opinions my husband and I are thinking about having another baby (would be no.4) this is my second marriage and I have two children (girls 7 & 10) from my previous marriage there father has nothing to do with them so my hubby has taken over the fatherly role 100% We have a two yr old daughter together and have recently been discussing whether to have another the main reasons I am unsure are

There would be a pretty massive age gap between baby and eldest girls not sure if this is a good/bad thing

We live in a three bedroomed house and moving really isn't an option (only been here since April and really do not want to move)

My career - I have only done clerical nhs stuff and reception work but I loved it and was good at it kinda feel worried i'm forever going to be buried under a mountain of nappies

Is 4 a bit greedy???? We have three perfect children should we just be happy with our lot?

I'm a bit fat and could do with losing a stone or two!!!

However of course the reasons to go with it are all emotional and totally rule my head but I have always tried not to let my heart rule my head and think things through properly. We have a great marriage 99% of the time and are very happy together we are not well off at all!!!! But my husband has a good job works hard and we are a happy bunch.

Any experiences/opinions (dont hold back!) would be greatly received.

xxx

Valiant1 Sat 13-Aug-11 19:36:47

We on number 5 with a 20 year difference between dsd and dd2 we have 9 year old son 5 year old daughter and 4 year old son this baby is a total shock and surprise. but very loved am already thinking whether or not to round up to number 6 (33 weeks)

baldbyfifty Sat 13-Aug-11 19:39:37

Oh wow!! Congratulations my ovaries are twinging already lol I too have thought having three wasn't right and we should round it up!! lol x

Mum2be79 Sat 13-Aug-11 21:27:50

I think the larger the age gap the better.

My aunt has 8 children ranging from 4 to 30. My Uncle has 5 children ranging from 8 months to 23!

G1nger Sat 13-Aug-11 21:43:42

I'm 'baby' number 4 in my family. So I'd have to say yes ;) Older siblings can act as role models, even if they're less inclined to be playmates.

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