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We have 2 lovely children, and have always wanted to have 3…but the 2 we have (ages 2.5 & 4) are keeping me crazy busy and more than a bit exhausted…we have routines etc, it’s just everything. I don’t know how I’ll cope with the two boys plus being pregnant, or with a newborn. Just wondering how did other mums know? Did life get easier and you just knew? Or is it hard no matter and the closer the gap the better? Thanks! :)

Posted by Sara, 24th August 2016

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  • I had my third daughter when my second was 3.
    I dont regret the age gap at all, and 3rd bubba slipped in perfectly to the chaos!
    It wsa a challenge to get used too, but our eldest was in kinder, and then school, now our eldest is im grade 1 second in kinder and the only reason life is so hectic crazy is because our second is in lkinder with a 2 hour difference finish to school! We also had another (total 4 babies) so staying out for a couple hours is a mission in severe weather, but i dont regret my choice of having a 3 year gap, with 2 18 months apart then a 3 year gap, then the 2 babies have a 14 month gap, i feel i get to start over again and fix all the mistakes to be a better mum!
    But downside is im egggggshausted! I go to bed when the kids do, im go go go go with the kids all day that ui look forward to bed time! Good crazy hectic life i wouldnt have it any other way!

  • My first and second are a year apart. My second and third are two years apart. It was very tiring keeping up with everything (running own business, looking after children, cooking, cleaning etc and now it’s is sooooo busy, I am not lying when I say I do not stop. A new born in the mix is a full time job in itself. Even if you are super organised, if baby is having a bad day, it throws your routine out the door. Having a four year old means she is a bit more independent, whereas I had to still wash, clothes, change nappies for both of mine so you will be right. It’s just the morning sickness stage that you might kick yourself for going back for thirds when you have to look after one and two.

  • Best time for baby number 3 is some time after baby number 2 ???? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. No help at all I know. But you’ll figure it out, even if there’s a big gap between 2 and 3

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