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September 1st, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Is going from 2 kids to 3 kids as hard as going from 1 to 2 is? I'm starting to think about a third baby but am so busy with the 2 I have. Mine are 19 months apart, ages 2 and 8 months. We probably wouldn't TTC until Jan/Feb next year but I'm not sure if it will be too stressful. Any advice?

I would like to wait until my youngest is 2 to TTC but then the third baby will be way littler than my older two and I'm afraid he/she would get left out all the time. I've thought about waiting a few years and having two more kids but having had 2 sections already I'm not sure I'll be able to have a 4th.
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September 1st, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Personally, I found the transition from 2-3 to be the easiest of them all

0-1 was the toughest for me. The adjustment to the lack of sleep, to figuring out what to do with a baby, it was all a huge learning curve for me.

1-2 I had guilt issues. I felt guilty that ODD would never have just me and her time again and that YDD would never get the one on one time that I had had with my oldest.

2-3 I had a routine down pat and I had dealt and gotten over guilt issues so the baby was just kind of thrown into the mix quite easily!

My kids are 21 months, 17 months and 17 months apart and I LOVE the age gaps.
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September 1st, 2011, 10:15 AM
Loving My Piglets
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I found going from 2-3 really hard, i found it easier going from 1-2! but i think most of it was to do with DS having colic and with having a 1yr and 2yr on top of that, it was hard to deal with i think it depends on your situation and other DC. My children are 12 months apart and 22 months apart and their ages now are 4, 3 and 1.. i find it easier now but still tough at times x
..together for 12 years..

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September 1st, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Well...I didn't go from 2 to 3...I went from 2 to 4...But the hardest hands down was going from 0-1...and that is including twins. I guess you just get used to the choas and lack of sleep...also the work...If you are changing one diaper why not change 3 more **insert sarcasm**.

Our age gaps are 13 months 1 day, 23 months and 8 minutes (lol).
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September 1st, 2011, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mommabirdof4 View Post

Our age gaps are 13 months 1 day, 23 months and 8 minutes (lol).
Hahahaha the 8 minutes made me literally LOL. Can't get much closer than that!!
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September 1st, 2011, 11:41 PM
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I think some things about going from 2 to 3 were harder...going places, not the actual being of those places, but going to them, like literally walking to the car and getting in, that was harder. But some were easier, and the kids entertain themselves more with 3 than just with 2.

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