JacintaJones · 12/07/2018 21:25
I love them all the same but some are easier to like than others.
Its personality dependent.
I just 'gel' with some more than others, so does OH.
The important thing is they are loved and provided for equally and I make extra efforts with the crotchety ones.
TheMonkeyMummy · 13/07/2018 00:40
I was also sterilized after my fourth csection. I recovered very well from all of them except #3, when I had horrific muscle burn and couldn't walk straight a week after the cesarean when I was finally discharged. Hats off to you @Hedgehog80 .
I opted to be sterilized as I felt I had reached my limit. 3 years on, thankfully my feelings haven't changed. I would be quite bereft if they did. Luckily, #4 has a strong character and is a bit of a rascal whereas the other three were quite quiet children, so I am rather shattered running around after him all the time. it is bittersweet, although I am hoping that after the summer we will be Nappy and nap free for the first time in 9 years, which is a liberating concept!
I get to hold lots of babies as part of my job, which is amazing. It's rare that I get twinges (thank goodness!)
JacintaJones · 15/07/2018 00:02
Oh goodness, I actually have no idea. I'd estimate perhaps £600 per month.
I shop cleverly, my cleaning products come from poundland rather than the supermarkets, fruit and veg whilst plentiful are ususlly seasonal. Butchers for my meat bought in bulk and frozen.
I frequently shop at Lidl and Iceland now whereas when I had only two children I just went to Tesco and bought everything from there pretty much unthinkingly.
We eat out at least twice a month, which with five children costs upwards of £75 each time even if its just the local Harvester.
QuackPorridgeBacon · 16/07/2018 00:30
How do you deal with sickness? We have two. Neither of us work and I struggle mentally for other reasons. You get child has extra care needs, NG feed and loads of hospital trips etc. She gets sick a lot and even my elder child gets sick fairly often or at least it feels like it. I also catch everything going so I’m sick a lot, thankfully partner rarely gets sick. But I hate it, I hate when anyone is ill because I find it so hard and stressful. How do people with more cope with bugs? I want a third, in a few years maybe but three kids ill sounds terrifying to me lol
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