Third child????

Shawna - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a almost 4 year old and almost 2 year old. My husband has been hinting around that he would like to have a third child. I possibly would like another one especially if we could have a girl but no guarantees there. Anyone out there that has three kids and could give me advice?

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TiAnna - posted on 07/05/2009

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I'd Like to start out by saying I love my 3rd with all my heart and would not trade him for the world. That being said It has been 10 times harder than I could have imagined trying to juggle how much attention you give to each child. extra curricular activies are almost impossible and wear us out both financially and physically.
Don't forget they grow-up and your job is to create healthy happy adults. If you feel you have the means to provide the Love, attention, education and financial support that is required go for it.They are Precious!!!

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Susan - posted on 07/18/2009

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I'm in agreement with TiAnna. I love my 3rd with all my heart and would not trade her him for the world, but I would say it is 100 times harder than I could have imagined trying to juggle how much attention you give to each child. extra curricular activies are almost impossible and wear us out both financially and physically. On occassion I have recruited friends to drive or pick up kids and sometimes my girls have justed had to miss out especially when my husband is out of town.

I tell everyone that you should only have one child per parent (one child per hand|) if you plan to be sane.

Renee - posted on 07/10/2009

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I am in almost the same boat, except my children are 3 and 7, and my husband would like to expand our family. I am not opposed, and I would like a girl as well, however we all know no matter what we get boy or girl we love them regardless. Sometimes at dinner I look around the table and feel like it is not complete yet, and I worry about not giving each child enough attention and of course the money is always a concern. We have a lot more than some and are very comfortable but...kids are expensive, especially with all their activities. There is a lot to go into this decision, someone told me there is never a perfect time, you just have to follow your heart and the rest will work itself out. So we decided to wait a year and see if we feel the same. I can admit though I can't stop thinking about it. Good luck with your decision.

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As a working mom, I was scared from kid # 3 by the cost of day care. My kids are 3 and 7 and I am starting to see more time for us to go on adventures now that Irene is potty trained. I have a boy and a girl who can now go to the freezer and get their own ice pops. It's OK to enjoy 2 kids, until you really feel ready. Girls are great, but conception is 52/48%.

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