I need help about getting over my anxiety about having a 3rd child.

Malka - posted on 11/12/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I really do want another kid, I have 2 ages 4 and 22 months, and I want to do it soon because I'm already 33 and dont want to have a child after 35 (worried about health defects etc.) but I'm so nervous about doing it it literally keeps me up at night thinking about it. Things like how am i going to do homework with the 4 year old (later in life) with 2 babies running around, keep up with laundry, etc. Anyone have any helpful advise for a nervous mommy who in her heart of hearts wants another child. (in full disclosure my hubby is all for it but he works such long hours (2 jobs) so its really all on my shoulders which I think contributes to the anxiety.


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Becky - posted on 11/12/2012




Are you expecting a third child currently or just thinking about having another one? As a mom of 4, I will tell you, it is exhausting, you do not get time for you and you are always dealing with something- but I wouldn't trade it for the world! You are going to have to realize that some things in life are more important than keeping up with laundry and stuff- I used to try to do it all and stress over little messes and stuff, but with all these little ones to keep me busy, I have found that those things aren't as important as they used to be. If you want another baby- go for it! Oh, and the little ones will keep each other occupied long enough to do homework with the oldest when the time comes. . . just be sure to check on them if they are being unusually quiet, that is when they are probably doing something they shouldn't be LOL

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