Jennifer - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am really surprised at the fact that this morning while playing with my two girls, Anna going on 2 Years in June and Emily 8 months, it hit me that I wanted a third baby. I am really torn because I dont know if we can handle it financially. As you can see my girls are really close in age they are only 14months apart and if we do decide to have a third I want them to be close in age as well. But in the same sense there is so much to consider, money, stress, etc. My situation is this, I am a stay at home mom and my husband works. In the summer he works 7 days a week 10 hour days and usually second or third shift so for the most part I am a single mom for half the year. He makes good money in the summer which is the only reason I am a stay at home mom now. I know that we can love a third child just as much but financially can we handle it? Am I nuts to even consider having a third child? I have been thinking about it and if I was to get pregnant within the next 4-5 months by the time the third baby comes Anna will be going on three and Emily going on two so that doesnt seem so bad. HOpefully Anna will be potty trained or close to it and Emily not far behind. They obviously will both be off formula so that saves money there. I know I can handle the newborn phases (not sleeping through the night). I just am really stuck does anyone have any suggestions on this?