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Mrs M
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How easy is it going from 2 to 3?

Sep 15th, 2014, 16:01 PM   #1
 
Hello Ladies

I would love another child, but the time isn't quite right. My daughter is 4 almost 5 and has just started school and my son is 2 and just started playgroup a couple fo mornings per week. I decided that gap was too small, so definitely want over 3 years, but I'm wondering how easy is it to have an almost 6 year old, a 3 year old and a newborn?

I already know I need to buy a bigger car, but that's fine as I wanted to change it next year anyway, I have a 5 bed house so there is room for another, spare room just needs a lick of paint. Are there any other practicalities I've not thought of? I really want a 3rd child (and final) and sooner rather than later, and loads of people do it so it obviously isn't impossible! But how do you manage to fit everything in? Washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning, work, relationships etc etc!

I'd love to know how everyone else manages! I'm terrible at routines - we have none! We get up at 7am is about the full extent of it! Lol!
 
 
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Sep 15th, 2014, 18:52 PM   #2
 
I had 6 & 5 year old when 3rd was born! I definitely needed that bigger gap before a third because the 13 month age gap was tough and I wanted to make sure I could really cherish the baby stage instead of having two babies at once! Three is tough don't get me wrong it's the things like after school activities and school runs etc that the third just has to slot in.(back doing school run on the Monday and she was born Friday night) It does get stressful but so does having two sometimes. I mainly felt really guilty at bedtime when baby was screaming and I'd have to say to kids so sorry but I can't do story time can you read your own book for tonight. But that was mainly because my husband works shifts and a lot of evenings so couldn't share the load. I don't think there's ever a perfect time but I definitely wanted a third and you just have to make it work! The older two adore their little sister and want more lol. They love it when she gets up to mischief!!!!! And just can't stop giggling!!! You'll make it work if it's what you want. You'll all adapt because you have to. Ask away if you have any questions xxx
 
 
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Sep 15th, 2014, 20:47 PM   #3
 
I have an 8 and 6 yr old and and a 6 month old. Life can be hectic at times but life with 3 is fun. I'm not sure I could have managed quite as well with a smaller age gap! X
 
 

 
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Sep 15th, 2014, 23:07 PM   #4
 
I've already decided that no 3 will live in babygros for the first few months! My other 2 were in jeans and stuff at a few days old, so that will save dressing time in the mornings ha ha! I definitely want it, I think I'm going to need to spend some time getting us all into a routine, me included with housework, and then when the baby comes along, we're used to doing things a certain way. Thanks for info ladies. Now to decide how long to wait!
 
 
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