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Old 02-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #11
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

well, for me (expecting number 7 here) having three little ones that were unable to offer REAL help was the hardest. Once the oldest was old enough to fold a load of towels, wipe a counter, make a bed, etc.... it was all downhill. The rest were easy peasy. Now my oldest two are 14 and 15.5. They are boys. They can do anything I can do, and the 15 year old can do some things better than me (like cleaning a really messy room. I'm overwhelmed... he's methodical)

My oldest girl will be 12 in June. And my current "baby" is 4. So right now, things are pretty easy!

I've always told people that three is as hard as it gets. A lot of people with a lot of children have said the same thing. You have two arms, two parents, and three kids. The truth is, I did find three harder. But it didn't stop me from going to four, five, six and now seven!

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:40 AM   #12
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

Everyone I've ever talked to with more than two kids says that the hardest transition was going from one to two; adding that third baby (or more) was no big deal. For us, we almost didn't even notice #5, when she was born we were already working as a "large" family so it was seamless to just add one more head to the count.

Now, even the thought of ten doesn't scare me! LOL
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:45 AM   #13
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I think it depends on the ages. But for me, going from 2-3 was hard b/c my kids are close together. So they really depend on me. I have a 6.5 mos old, a 19mos old, and a 4 year old. The 4 year old is pretty easy, but I only have 2 arms and hands and 3 kids who need me...lol But once I got a good routine going I can manage.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #14
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1-2 was easy for me 2-3 was easy for me going 3-4 has been the hardest everytime I sit down to nurse or get the baby asleep my 3 year old gets into something or wakes the baby 2-3 was just adding another one on and 3-4 would be easy if my #3 child wasn't such a pill.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:30 AM   #15
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

Well, I have to agree with the others. Going from 2-3 was easy. And I feel that going from 1-2 was pretty smooth as well. What has me scared is going from 3 to 4. I always wanted 4 kids, but now with 3, I am having reservations. But my youngest is only 4 months, so it is a ways off anyways.

It is scary, but they just fit into the family and everything moves along!

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Old 02-12-2007, 10:57 AM   #16
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

Going from 1 to 2 kids was easy for us. going from 2 kids to 3 kids was very hard for us!
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It was a piece of cake. DD#1 was six and a half when DD#2 was born. So, it should have been easy, but DD#2 was a nightmare baby (I blame it on all the Nubain they gave me just before she was born). On the contrary, DS is a wonderful baby. Both girls dote on him. I can't wait to be have #4.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:35 AM   #18
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

going from 2 to 3 was the hardest for me. When we had 2 it was easy cause i have 2 hands, or dh would be 1 and i would get the other.
having 3 now is difficult for me just because they are all still very young. My oldest just turned 3 last Sunday, my dd will be 2 tomorrow and my youngest will be 6 months on the 20th.
It seems like they all have their little breakdowns at the same time and i feel so guilty cause I have to try and console them all at the same time and it doesnt work too well at times LOL
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:06 PM   #19
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

I can't comment on going from 2 to 3 yet (DH always said he didn't want to be outnumbered ) but we'll find out this summer. I was just going to add that I'm not expecting it to be a very difficult transition though. From 1 to 2 was tougher than I thought it would be. DH says the work didn't double like you'd expect, it felt like it quadrupled! But everything evens out and simmers back down. So I guess I'm expecting some transitional bumps but nothing we can't handle.
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Re: Going from 2 to 3 kids? Or more...how was the transition?

Honestly not too bad. We had more of a transition from 1-2 than we did from 2-3 and my mom kept telling me it would be worse going from 2-3 (she had 8) because then we'd be outnumbered, but really, it was no biggie once we got into a good groove.
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