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Old 08-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Does anyone feel like talking me into having more kids?


DD is almost 3.5 now and I'm starting to want another baby really badly. I'm 27 this year and dh is 29....... I'm starting to want a big family. Like, maybe2.........3............4?!?!?!?!? more kids???? idk. but if we have one more, I'll probably want another.... and at that point why stop?

Of course it's all hypothetical at this point. But anyway.... anyone want to talk me into having more kids?????
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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If you have the time and the money for another and you obviously want more children then go for it! I think every child should have a sibling to grow up with! My childhood would not have been the same without my siblings and I love them so much. I live very far away from my family now unfortunately but I still regularly talk with my siblings. I could never replace the realtionship that I have with my brothers and sisters, I think it is amazing and everyone should experience it
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I am a "take it one kid at a time" mama. I wanted 2. Then that turned into 3. Now we are planning #4.

DD and DD2 are 4 years apart. When DD2 was a newborn, it was so easy!!!! The older child could get her own drink, snack, wipe her own butt, and she was old enough to understand that baby needed the attention, so she wasn't as jealous. Then we added 2 year old DS back into the mix (foster kid) and OMG! 2 years apart is soooo close. No thanks! I think you might be happy your kids are kinda spread out.
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I am a "take it one kid at a time" mama. I wanted 2. Then that turned into 3. Now we are planning #4.

DD and DD2 are 4 years apart. When DD2 was a newborn, it was so easy!!!! The older child could get her own drink, snack, wipe her own butt, and she was old enough to understand that baby needed the attention, so she wasn't as jealous. Then we added 2 year old DS back into the mix (foster kid) and OMG! 2 years apart is soooo close. No thanks! I think you might be happy your kids are kinda spread out.
Yeah, my fist 2 are 16 mo apart and the baby I'm preggo with will be do when DD is 21 months old. Its going to be crazy. And 16 months was crazy too. Its gets better as they get older but ypu might like then spaced apart a little.

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Won't try to talk you into it. But, we're 33 and DD is 22months. I'll be 34 and she'll be 2.5 when this baby comes.

We're tired just thinking about a newborn again. But man it'll be great for DD to have a sibling
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Won't try to talk you into it. But, we're 33 and DD is 22months. I'll be 34 and she'll be 2.5 when this baby comes.

We're tired just thinking about a newborn again. But man it'll be great for DD to have a sibling
For me the second baby was SO much easier. I think it's a combination of me just knowing how to parent better and he's pretty easygoing. Maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised!

I would totally do another if my husband would go for it (in a couple of years), but that is unlikely to happen.
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For me the second baby was SO much easier. I think it's a combination of me just knowing how to parent better and he's pretty easygoing. Maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised!

I would totally do another if my husband would go for it (in a couple of years), but that is unlikely to happen.
Yeah thanks

Honestly, the part that makes me the most nervous is trying to breastfeed. Things did not go as planned with DD and I think it would be easier to juggle 2 if I had better experience in that arena. I do not want DD to suddenly be stuck inside because I have to sit on the couch and nurse. So I just pray everything goes easily and smoothly and I find a good carrier so I can remain active and nurse at the same time.
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Won't try to talk you into it. But, we're 33 and DD is 22months. I'll be 34 and she'll be 2.5 when this baby comes.

We're tired just thinking about a newborn again. But man it'll be great for DD to have a sibling
I didn't know you are expecting another baby.... congrats!!!!
With ds I had a really hard time with nursing, with dd the same things started happening but my midwife, thank God, was a lactation consultant! She saved me from a LOT of pain and suffering. (with ds I got these HUGE rips around my nipples) I would def do LLL, or find a lactation consultant if that's something you're worried about.


DH is thinking about going to my holistic doc and going through the program, so he would detoxing for a good 6 months or so.... then we will TTC...... I think we have decided to TTC #3...!!! My baby fever has been coming in waves and getting stronger for a year or more.... so by then I shuold be just about DYING. But that would make DD about 4.5 when baby #3 is born, which I think it awesome. Her and DS are 22 months apart and it was rough, and I didn't feel like I had a free minute for a couple years... so this will be really nice having a break.
But then if we do have more kids we might do short spacing between #3 and however many more we have, just to not miss any opportunity, yk?

lizgrace07~ that is my mentality right now! My kids are getting so old so fast.... and I'm thinking if we don't have anymore and they get to be 8, 10, 12, I would really regret not having more babies
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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I didn't know you are expecting another baby.... congrats!!!!
With ds I had a really hard time with nursing, with dd the same things started happening but my midwife, thank God, was a lactation consultant! She saved me from a LOT of pain and suffering. (with ds I got these HUGE rips around my nipples) I would def do LLL, or find a lactation consultant if that's something you're worried ab
Thanks only 5 weeks (tomorrow) so outside of DH this is the first place I've said it out loud. Or will for about 5 more weeks seems so early.

We had a lactation consultant before, but I think what I really needed was someone to say 'this is a growth spurt' instead of 'feed, pump, take pills' when I was very concerned that she was nursing for hours on end and I wasn't making enough. I definitely will seek help more diligently if we have a lot of the same latching issues.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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I'm right there with you. It seems all of my former pregnant "buddies" are getting pregnant again. I'm getting antsy for another, but I know we need to wait at least another 5 months (DD is 14 mos).

If you've got yearning for more, and can support them financially and emotionally, go for it!
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