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Old 05-28-2009, 12:10 PM   #11
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Re: How was your jump from 3 to 4 kids?

I agree that it depends on the age of your children. My three are older so the fourth is like a doll to them. It makes it much easier as they are so much more cooperative helping with their brother.

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:26 PM   #12
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We went from 2 to 4 and to be honest it really was no big deal for us. Our oldest was 4 and then DS turned 2 right before the twins were born and they wanted to help so much, which was great. Of course there were stressful situations that would come up and I was really tired for the first several months, but it all worked out.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:02 PM   #13
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Yeah, see 1 to 2 wasn't hard at all b/c of the age difference (4yrs). From 2 to 3 was the hardest b/c we went to two in diapers and they BOTH still had a lot of needs and closer attention. Now the 4th would be around 3 yrs younger than our youngest so I'm :fingersx: that it will be better timing! I mean along with better timing we are trying to factor in that both of us are in full time college courses and by the time we graduate, if we had another one w/in the next year, they would all be in school...so maybe that will help too!

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After the transition to 3 where you all of a sudden don't have enough hands to hold everyone, everything else has been easy. When I had my 4th my kiddos were 6.5, almost 4, just turned 2 and a newborn.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:32 PM   #15
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I guess I'm going to be the only one to say that it has been hard. For me, I'm really tired. My kids are 9, 6, 4 and 15 months. With 3, my 2 oldest were younger and not so involved in outside activities. Now it is hard having a 15 mo. For example, yesterday he went to 2 soccer games and a baseball game. Yes, DH or I could have stayed home with him, but neither of us wanted to miss the end of the older kids' seasons. I guess it's just this age. Last year it was easier when he wasn't mobile. Now he is NOT content to ride in a carrier or sit on my lap. He wants to run around everywhere (like onto the field!). I guess I'm just tired. I'm sure it will be easier when he's a bit older. I wouldn't trade him for anything though! He is and was a wanted and planned blessing. In my opinion, it's just a lot more tiring! Good luck!
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The jump from 1 to 2 Hard! 2 to 3 easy.. 3 to 4 hard... 4 to 5 easy. Seems to depend on the baby.
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i agree that it probably really has to do with the temperment of your children. for me, (i have three)- it's not the number of children that's difficult, it's dealing with my high strung and very independent-minded 3 year old
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Re: How was your jump from 3 to 4 kids?

For us it was just another day. lol Baby #3 was only 10 1/2 mnths when #4 was born so I was already doing all the baby things anyway. Plus I think since all of our kids were/are still so young that we are still used to being in this age group that it didn't change much. Same with #4 to #5.
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3 to 4 was fine. It was Rebecca and Timothy both being born in 2004 (no, not twins) that through me for a loop.
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Re: How was your jump from 3 to 4 kids?

I have 5 children. The first one was really hard for me, but by the time I had my 3rd it was easy. Number 4 and 5 a piece of cake. All of my older children love to play with their little sister...take her walking, to swing, get her a drink...lots of little things that make life easier for mom.
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