Maybe I just don't remember, but I'm finding it much harder to adjust to 3 over 2. Granted, he's only a week old. I think a lot of it is trying to bf. I did my first, but not my 2nd, so this is a big adjustment. Thankfully he is a very good baby so far!
We're heading for number 3! I was just wondering, is 3 that much harder than 2? I know 2 was so different than just 1, for sure!
I have 3 girls ages 4-3-11 months and takes alittle getting used to but not hard to adjust. But today I just found out #4 is on his/her way due end of April begining of May find out more monday after blood work
But seriouly I didn't find the adjustment that hard just breast feeding got harder I made it 6 months hardto feed and 2 toddlers wanting stuff. But good luck
From 2 to 3 was really hard for me. Everyone told me it would be easy so I think I didn't expect it to be as much of a challenge as it actually was... She is 6 months old now and we just found out we are expecting #4 so we are shocked and a bit scared, but have faith we won't be given more than we can handle!!
We have two (twins though) and hubby would love to have a third. I'm still on the fence. The idea of just having one diaper to change, and one baby to feed seems like a nice prospect, but I'll still have the first two.... so I dunno.
Well, I only bf for 3 weeks, but that was mostly b/c of his digestion problems, not b/c of the other kids. But I do have to admit, it is easier on formula. He's 2 months old now, and the other day I let my 5yo feed him. He was thrilled to be "big" enough to do it by himself! The only thing I find difficult now is I feel like the 2yo is getting that middle-child syndrome. I feel like I don't pay enough attention to him, and that he's acting out b/c of it. Though he's always been my not-so-easy child, even from birth. But anyway, 3 is growing on me, you people with 4 will have to let me know how it goes, even though we're not planning on that one for another 4-5 years, if then!
My first two were very close, with our third brought home the next year. It was overwhelming at first. I had to learn to put more time in between things; like if i thought we needed an hour to get ready, i really needed anhour and a half! Making sure people were fed before the meltdowns began, is another lesson i learned the hard way. It was 5 yrs 4 mon. between our third and fourth. now we have an 11yr girl, almost 8 and almost 7 yr old boys with an 18 mon old boy. I think the main thing to remember is quicklt they grow up. Try to find all the sweet things about each stage. Life is precious and we are blessed with the important responsibility of molding another human being. Childhood affects the rest of their lives! We do the best we can and apologize when we need to
Children are very forgiving, I've found!
I am guessing alot depends on how old your others are-- we are about to make the leap from 2 to 3 too- I have a 7 yr old and a 4 yr old so I am hoping it will be an ok transition since the older 2 are in school at least some of the time and I will have time to devote to baby as well...we'll see!! I am not looking forward to no sleep though...that will be hard!
I have always heard that 3 is just as easy as 2, but I don't know. BUT, I am going to find out in 7 more months! lol But there is a HUGE age gap with mine. My oldest will be 11 and my youngest will be 9 this year.
Having only 1 child is definitely different from having more than 1. I have an 8 year old son and my daughter will be 2 in a couple days and I'm expected to give birth in a few weeks. I child to me is "easy", especially once he reached school age. After our daughter was born the challenges increased. I don't know what's it's gonna be like have 3 kids, but I know we'll be fine and so will all the rest of you.