Anyone with 3 kids under 3?

Anna - posted on 08/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Help! I've just found out i'm pregnant with my third child. This has happened much earlier than we had planned - we already have a 2 year old and an 11 month old! I'm am so worried about how we are going to cope physically, mentally, emotionally and financially! Not to mention that my first two pregnancies were complicated and I ended up needing to be induced early both times - my daughter was born at 31.2 weeks gestation, meaning she had to spend 6 weeks in the NICU. I can't imagine going through that again with 3 kids under 3!

I would like to hear from anyone with kids who are very close in age - how do you cope? Is there a big difference between having 2 and having 3? My husband has not taken the news too well, he is particularly worried about how stressed we will be and how we will be able to afford another child so soon.

Thank you for your advice!

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Anna - posted on 08/26/2009

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Thanks everyone, it's good to hear from people who have been there, done that already! I am 25 and from Australia, Melissa. I have calmed down a little since the shocking discovery! I guess I just have to remember that my kids will change a lot over the next 9 months and it may not be so bad after all :)

User - posted on 08/25/2009

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hi, i've just given birth too my third child (a boy this time), i already had two girls of 3 year and 18 months. financially there isn't much of a difference, but physically and mentally it's no easy. the first 2 weeks your at home with 3 little one's it's very hard and you will get tired fast. but now i'm getting the hang of it after 3 weeks :) it's not so different only adjusting. (sorry for my poor english, i'm from belgium) where are you from and how old are you? lots of succes :) Melissa

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I have a son that will be 4 next month, a 2 yr old, and a newborn. There is NOT much difference at all between having 2 and 3 children other than financially, because obviously diapers and wipes and that kind of thing......It can be stressful at times but you will get through it!! I can't think of any advice right now, other than try to stay organized, and make sure you have a place for everything, it makes things SO much easier.....best of luck to you!

Rosa - posted on 08/25/2009

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I had mine 2 very close together...Everyone askes me if they are twins...IBut I have a friend who is in the same situation you are..She has already had her 3rd child...It will be very hard on you because your body hasnt had time to heal from the previous 2 pregnancies....Financially there is help out there and you will survive...Make sure and keep up with your prenatal Vitamins you are going to need those sweety your body hasnt even started healing from the previous 2 pregancy traumas...So take very good care of yourself!!!! The hardest part is having them in diapers at the same time..And having them being so needy..Once you get over the 3 year mark you will feel a great relief..Cause they can walk on there own and pretty much feed themselves and so on...I wish you so much luck sweety...

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