3 kids and still sane?

Heather - posted on 08/05/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Im 11 weeks pregnant with my third child due in febuary and im starting to worry how im going to deal with two hyper girls and a newborn. my girls are 3 and 4 and have in the past 2 weeks started getting hyper all the time. Is anyone else in the same boat? Im just worried that i wont be able to calm them down and take care of baby to,.

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Renea - posted on 02/24/2013

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Three kids seems like it would fun until the day you get so mad at all of them that you just start yelling "WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS STOP HITTING YOUR BROTHER".... and "DO NOT LICK YOUR SISTER THAT'S NASTY" LOL I just got that lovely wake up call but honestly you will love all your children enough to power through any frustration and still come out with some reason to smile each day. With three kids somebody always manages to make me laugh before the day ends

Jennie - posted on 08/06/2011

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The joys of three kids! Its hard at times but if you can do two you can deffintely do three......are you married? are you going to have help after the baby?? I was lucky enough that my husband was home alot after my third one and helped me tons for the first few months after the baby with the older ones. You learn to get into a routine and schedule and find ways for the girls to help you with the new baby like throwing the diapers away and getting the diaper for you etc. Make sure you find time to spend indiviual time with the girls and make sure they feel included. The hyperness i think thats just kids in general whiles its nice out let them play outside and get rid of some of that energy....will they be going to prek this year? that time will also be great!!!

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Juliet - posted on 02/18/2013

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I have a daughter that just turned 1 and a 2 year old son. I'm don't know if i'm going to have enough energy to take on all 3! I feel so tired and worn out now. My 1 year old is into throwing objects, and my 2 year old tries to tackle her if he feels he's not getting enough attention. Scares me to think about what will happen around baby #3.

Rebekah - posted on 08/31/2012

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I have 3 kids: 5, 3, and 10 months. With your older two being so old, I would bet it will be a breeze adding new baby. The transition from 2 to 3 was much easier for me than from 1 to 2. You already know how to juggle kids, throwing another one in, most likely, won't be much harder.

Darlene - posted on 08/31/2012

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I have 5 kids you dont lose your sanity you gain endurance lol at least yours are close together mine are so far apart i will be a mommy while playing grandmom , mine are 25 19 15 7 and 2

Bonnie - posted on 08/10/2011

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That's what I've heard a lot Elizabeth...going from two to three isn't as bad as one to two. I didn't find going from One to two that bad though, just needed more of a schedule.

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three kids = insane hehe :). You will be fine. Going from two to three isnt bad. Just a longer list of names til you get to the right one and harder remembering birthdates off the top of your head.

Heather - posted on 08/09/2011

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thanks guys. i am married and he is a super big help with the girls already. I know he will be there every step of the way. he wont even let me stay in the hospital by myself.

Bonnie - posted on 08/07/2011

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I know how you feel. I have two hyper-ish boys, one who is just turning 3 and the other who will be 5 later this year. My husband and I are going to be trying for a third child. Plus I have a home daycare with at least two children. So I haven't quite figured out how it is all going to come together yet, but I guess you just have to do what you got to do lol. Until you get into a routine with the new baby, it may be a little trying at times, but it will all come together:-)

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You will be amazed at how it will go. I have 2 girls that are 4 and 2 and a son who is 7months. I was really worried about how things would go because my girls are ALWAYS into things. The way i made it through the worry before i had the baby was I kept reminding myself how much a newborn sleeps. A week after #3 was born my husband went back to work and I freaked out and didnt leave the house by myself with the kids for almost 3 months. I'm better about it and take the kids everywhere now, but I always made sure i had my mom or husband to go with me or watch atleast one of the kids. I wish you the best of luck and i'm sure it will be rough in the beginning, but it all works out and you get used to it!

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