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November 23rd, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Background : I have been a part of just mommies since 04 or 05, don't remember what my log in name, or the email I registered so I had to change it. I have 4 kids right now and am barely pregnant with our 5th due Mid July. Ariel (12), Sebastian (11), Paul (5), Bryannah (3).

My husband is very excited about the new one to come...but me...I am more scared. I feel I have gotten used to the 4, and my baby will be 4 next month, so she is past the little baby stage. With my two pairs they were only 17 months apart, each of them, so I was going crazy with two babies in diapers for awhile, our life was crazy for about 1yr when they were babies. Now it seems a little normal my 5 yr old is in Kindergarten, my 3 yr old goes to pre school 2 days a week, and I homeschool my older kids...what is going to happen now
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November 23rd, 2010, 07:36 PM
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You are going to have a beautiful baby and go through the stupid adjustment phase and you will be great! They just blend in to the family. Plan to relax after he comes and take a break. You will love him!
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November 24th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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My 5th was a colicky baby, and by far my most stubborn kid. Had she been a "regular" baby then going from 4 to 5 wouldn't have been all that difficult. My first 4 are fairly close together (in 5 years) and I had an 3 year gap with her, which I found plenty for her but nice for me.

I remember feeling exactly like you did, but it all really does work out.
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November 24th, 2010, 08:04 AM
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4 to 5? I dont think i even saw a difference!!

Good luck, you will do just fine
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November 24th, 2010, 08:56 AM
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If I went from 4-5 right now my biggest issue would be about vehicles-but we have a plan for that.
I think your LO will fit in just fine
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November 24th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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from 4-5 for me there was only 13 months difference and baby 5 had colic of course at first, but she was such a good baby after that, and baby 4 was kinda a fit thrower so she kinda balanced it out for me....now I am going from 5-6 with almost 4 year difference....eeek...hopefully I can jump right into getting up all through the night, but we will be fine
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November 24th, 2010, 07:50 PM
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I feel much better now, thank you ladies. Someone once told me after three you have already lost control so it doesn't matter how many more you add hahaha
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November 24th, 2010, 10:00 PM
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You know, now that I've seen your kids names...I swear I remember you! Anyways, I didn't notice a difference going from 4-5. I think you'll do great.
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November 26th, 2010, 10:09 AM
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I'm due in July too
I don't remember a huge difference from 4 to 5. From 5 to 6 was a breeze though. There was an almost 3yr gap and I wondered how I had managed with the others so close in age.
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November 27th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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nothing is different from having 4 or 5 kids..it is just another body to love!! I think we had one more person to put in hand me downs, but that is about it. I think once you break the threshold of 3 kids it just gets better!!
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