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Oh dear number 3 a week old and thinking about number 4 - it's the hormones right?
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sweetkitty · 22/07/2008 22:20

I had DD3 a week ago and swore she was my last, I had a horrendous pregnancy (thought I would get kicked off here for moaning), once the sickness went the SPD kicked in and being hardly able to walk with a 3 and 2yo took it's toll on me and I was utterly miserable.

Now DD3 is here DP and I have talked about a fourth I think he would be up for it, there are the usual concerns mostly financial but how to divide our time between 4 little people all wanting our attention. We only have a 3 bed house and would need a new car nevermind thinking of things like 4 pairs of shcool shoes. Is it the cute newborn phase and my hormones?

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BibiThree · 22/07/2008 22:24

Yes, hormones. DH was on the way to the hospital with dd1 to see me and the DTs, and when he arrived, he cradled his newborn twins and told me he'd already names our 4th girl on the way in. I beamed at him (hormonally) and agreed.

We will not be having a 4th anything.

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AllBuggiedOut · 22/07/2008 22:30

How old are the DTs, BibiThree? DS3 is 5 months and if it is the hormones (which I sincerely hope it is ) they haven't worn off yet...

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BibiThree · 23/07/2008 12:10

The dts were a year old last week. The worst of it wore off by 8 months and now I am almost completely cured

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FioFio · 23/07/2008 12:11

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Gobbledigook · 23/07/2008 12:13

I felt like this after ds3 for a good few months - I really did want to have another but it wore off!

In the end dh decided to go for the old 'snip' - in the run up to it I had a bit of an 'OMG I'm pregnant' moment and that made me realise just how much I did NOT want another one!

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bethoo · 23/07/2008 12:13

i felt the same the day after my lo was born, needless to say 10 months later i was preggers again! but then it is only my second!

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bosch · 23/07/2008 12:16

I was in hospital after having no 3 and dh asked me if I wanted anymore. I knew that he definitely didn't want anymore but in my hormonal fug i said oh yes, of course, that would be lovely. He nearly fainted. ds3 is 21 months now and I always knew he'd be my last. Still look with longing at pg tummies but its not to be for me so I've come to terms with it - sort of!

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scorpio1 · 23/07/2008 12:17

i feel like this too SK

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Nemoandthefishes · 23/07/2008 12:18

lol SK I would say yes its the hormones apart from my no.3 is now 18mths and every day I think how I would love another..we only have small 3 bed semi but luckily have a zafira..

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AllBuggiedOut · 23/07/2008 12:46

Sounds like there is still hope for me then! Thanks.

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chipmonkey · 23/07/2008 13:15

I had a horrendous pregnancy every time and I think I'd still just keep on having them if dh allowed it!

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sweetkitty · 23/07/2008 18:49

Glad it's not just me I whinged every single day of my pregnancy but now she's out and so cute I am v she is my last newborn.

I wish someone else could do the pregnancy and just give me a newborn in about 18 months time would be nice

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Miaou · 23/07/2008 18:51

Ye-es, but when ds1 was 10 days old (no 3) I made up my mind to have a fourth and didn't waver for a moment (said dc4 is currrently biting my knees now in a bid to get my attention )

We had talked about having four ever since we married though; but always kept an open mind until ds1 appeared

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simpson · 23/07/2008 23:14

SK I feel the same My DD is 5 months old and I am gagging to start trying for another one. We already have a DS (2.10) and the agreement was that if DD had been a boy we would deffo have had another. But I want one anyway. I look at teeny tiny babies AND I WANT ONE!! (stamps feet!)

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twoplusone · 27/07/2008 21:56

SK- when DS2 was born last july..(he was DC) I said to my midwife i dont feel complete yet.. I still want another... and this feeling still hasnt left me. I dont think dh feels the same in anyway shape or form. but he was like that with DDS and we gave nature 6months.. it took 4 weeks.
I think if I am going to have another I will have to fall with in weeks of him getting back from Afghanistan, as we have said he is having the snip when he gets back, and i will have to deal with the wanting. I do keep wavering but I am very jealous of pg tummies and new borns, but not sure whether it is because ds2.. is my last and i want it all again just to have a baby.. as sometimes i do find it hard to deal with the three I have.. but saying that having soent the last 6 months on my own with them!!!! not sure if i could do 6 months on my own with 4!!

Sorry not much help i know.. my head is all over the place..But i do know if it happens then i will be happy.. if it doesnt.. time will tell..

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anynamewilldo · 28/07/2008 14:08

I knew i wanted another baby as soon as dc4 was born, i told dh on the post-natal ward that i wanted another one, his reply was 'we havent got this one home yet'

dc5 is nearly 3 mths old, and for the moment the broody feeling has gone, may come back in a few months who knows cant say i had an enjoyable pregnancy with dc5, i broke my ankle when i was 30weeks pg and was stuck in the house for 6 weeks, which didnt help,

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Janus · 01/08/2008 09:05

sweetkitty, I have 3 dd's, youngest being 11 weeks old and I think about another every single day! Two days ago I thought we should probably stop as I was worried about how I would divide my time, yesterday I thought we really should have another , don't know how this one will end ...

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