Scared Stiff!!!

Desiree - posted on 01/02/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello Ladies it has been a while, Life seems to have taken over somewhere. Anyway I just found out I am pregnant with my third, what we call in South Africa a laatlammetjie (Late Lamb). I have looked at everything around me and now can decide where to start, noting is the way it was 13 years ago when my last child was born. I am frightened and nervous almost as if it were my first child. Has any one any advise for me please?

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Michele - posted on 01/04/2013

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I felt much the same when I had my third (7.5 years difference). The first bit is hard, since sleep deprivation really knocks me for a loop. But now it is all good. I get lots of help. The older two are capable and mostly kind to the youngest. It is a different experience and in some ways that is good and some ways more challenging. I don't have specific advice, but have faith that your life will be enriched by this child.

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Tracey - posted on 01/03/2013

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What exactly is worrying you? The birth process hasn't changed, and if it is modern advice about the right / wrong way to raise a child then as you have already had 2 children go with what you did with them. On the bright side if your youngest is now 13 you have 2 teenagers to help you care for the baby.

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