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May 8th, 2014, 12:11 PM
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If you have more than one, how was the transition between 1 and 2 kids or 2 to 3 and so on? I went from 1 to 2 and it was definitely tough! but the older they get the easier it seems to be, usually, lol. having them on different schedules is the hardest. now that they both eat regular meals too helps a lot. but different nap/bedtime schedules is what is killing me! I remember when i went in for my first u/s with hailey and my ob said 'one is one, two is twenty, three is three' lol.

for moms with 3 (or more) kids...what was the easiest transition?? i know a lot depends on the children's personalities too.

i guess i'm just curious b/c i know i have my hands full right now but would still like to have a third...not right now but within the next year or so i would like to ttc.
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May 8th, 2014, 05:00 PM
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Going from 2-3 and 3-4 were my easiest transitions. I would say that to 3 was by far the easiest. I loved having 3, not that I dont love 4 but there is something about your third child, I really cant explain it.
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May 9th, 2014, 05:37 AM
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I found the transition from one to two difficult, but they were closer in age and I think that contributed to that. From two to three has not been hard, but my older kids have helped a lot!
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May 9th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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I would say going from 1 to 2 was harder then going from 2 to 3. There is 3 years between Madison and Hailey and just trying to figure out how to manage with two was tough. There is 20 months between Hailey and Zack and it was so much easier. Sure they both are in diapers but I have help from Madison and Hailey is able to do more for herself so that helps too. Plus I knew what I was getting into at that point
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May 9th, 2014, 08:17 AM
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agree with the ladies above. transition from 2-3 was easy... i will say that the transition from 3-4 has felt very difficult for me (but i contribute that to my very needy little girl who has given me a run for my money!)
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May 10th, 2014, 08:03 PM
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Every transition was hard for me There is only 22 months between 1 and 2. In addition, when DS2 was 3 or 4 weeks old, DS1 got diagnosed with PPD-NOS (which later diagnosed as Aspergers) so it was a CRAZY time in our house. We immediately started the process to line up 30 hours of therapy a week for DS1. Number 3 is hard as 1 & 2 are at an age where one has soccer and one has swimming, so she needs to tag along (no one can just stay home). Of course, 1 & 2 can feed themselves, dress themselves, etc.
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May 13th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Popping in from the May PR! I think it depends on the baby. If you have a hard, colicky baby, then the transition can feel hard - no matter what number. If you have an easy baby who sleeps well and is content, then it can feel easy.

For me 0-1 was the hardest. My first was a high maintenance, fussy baby and I hadn't yet learned how to be a selfless mom! 1-2 was EASY. My second was a very easy baby. 2-3 was ok....my third was a fussy colicky newborn and pretty high maintenance, but since I already knew what to expect, it wasn't as bad as it was with my first. Had my third been an easy baby, 2-3 would have been super easy. My girls are now 5 1/2, 3 and almost 1 and it just keeps getting easier.
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May 13th, 2014, 08:24 PM
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I'm glad this question was posted bc I also have been curious on how to adjust to three. I also think i want a third but just dont know when. Going from 1-2 was definitly harder then 0-1. Having two kids crying for you and trying to grab your legs is harder than just one. Plus I think brooke is still jealous of weston so she has actually gotten a little harder to watch. I can handle two clinging to me at a time so I am just hopeing that by the time brooke is 4 she will understnad a little more that she cant have my attention 24/7.
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