Contemplating having a third baby....... really want one but am scared...... tips?

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If it was PPD then maybe a treatment would be a good way to go in the future.
if you start feeling that way again speak to your doctor.

I don't believe anyone is ever truly prepared for children (physically, mentally, etc) but once they are here we find a way to cope/grow/thrive and then can't imagine our lives without them.

It's also hard to remember that these young ages don't last very long... they do grow up and leave us (unfortunately). So remember, the hard days don't last forever but the good ones stay with us always. xoxo

Amanda - posted on 09/11/2013

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I am a mother of 4 girls, 12, 5, 3, 1.5, and am 29 weeks pregnant. And trust me i'm freaking out a bit about having a 4th....but am totally excited as well! I suffer from the blues as well, but as long as your drs know about this, and the nurses know about it when you go into the hospital they will help you out. I've had rough pregnancies as well....but my husband and i knew that we wanted another one....our 12 year old is my step daughter she lives with her mother. Saying that, i really have no help from family/friends, and only once a week from my husband as he takes Sundays off to spend with us, and it gets very overwhelming at times....but the days that the girls play so nicely together, or we find them snuggled in bed at nights, it's all worth it. Some people say that its a breeze the more you have, me on the other hand find that it just has it's times....some days its rough, other days its great and you feel soo proud!
I am also homeschooling....just started this year....all my family thinks that i am crazy, but it was a decision we thought was best for our family. So all this to say, if you are feeling like you really want another child, go for it......even though it's tough some days, it's soo rewarding other days!!
Good luck!

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My mom had 8 and she always said it's easier the more you have ;)

Honestly, love multiplies so I say, go for it!

What are your fears?

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Kayla - posted on 09/11/2013

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Thanks for the encouraging words Amanda and Mommy2:) I do agree that having kids has its rough moments but the great moments are totally worth the rough ones. My husband and I are both at the point that if we are gonna have more we need to decide.....we want all our kids to be close but enough space that we can handle it.
I know we will be excited when it happens.....its just kinda on my shoulders to make the call as to stop preventing or not.

My boys really make me so proud and I love watching them grow and learn the things I try to teach them. They really are pretty great so why wouldn't #3 be awesome too???!!!!!!
Thanks for the advice. Will update what we decide.

Kayla - posted on 09/11/2013

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I had a hard time after my second. I have two boys that are really close together and now it is great! They love each other and are so close, but it was hard on me at first with baby blues and all and I feel like it took me a long time to come out of that fog.
I know that I am in a much better place in my life now but am scared of feeling too overwhelmed. My true feeling is that I really do want another baby but just want to feel up to the task.....

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