Is 4 any harder than 3?

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been told that once you can handle three kids, adding another is no big deal. I just found out I am pregnant with my fourth child and I feel like it will be so easy. Am I just setting my self up for disappointment? I know it will take a little while to adjust, just like any new baby would, but I am very organized, and all my kids are on a workable schedule. By the time this baby comes, my oldest two will be is school full time, so most days it will be me, an almost 3-year-old, and the new little bundle. My kids are the greatest and I just can't wait to add another. I would just like some feedback, and maybe some advice of moms with more than 3 kids.

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Tally - posted on 02/16/2010

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I can tell you my experience. I have 5 children, and I do feel that it was easier after the third... for one, You are used to the life of caring for the children and your expectation level - for "me" time, is realistic - another words, you know it does not exist...lol
Secondly, your children, if you train them well, should begin to help you more and ease the load. When my daughter was 8 and my forth son was born, she enjoyed holding him and singing to him while I cooked dinner. She was also good about playing with the other children and making it fun for everyone... a great little leader.
I highly recommend getting an organized chore list for your children so that each one does their part - with some kind of recognition.
Lastly - enjoy it!

Blessings,

Proud stay at home mommy
to 5 awesome kids

Tally

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Elizabeth - posted on 02/16/2010

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I would like to hear the answer to this one because we have 3 and are planning on having another one next year.

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