Starting to worry/feeling overwhelmed about having a 3rd child
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|Wed, 03-09-2011 - 12:38pm|
Though I know I've said I always wanted 3 kids... now that I am actually pregnant with #3 (and halfway to birth!) I am starting to freak out. Not to mention this pregnancy was a total shock. We were going to hold off on #3 for a few more years, especially due to the fact we realized we do not like the 2 year spacing (first 2 children are 27 months apart--exactly the same spacing this time around. Go figure!).
I had a TOUGH time going from 1 to 2 kids. I found it much harder than going from 0 to 1. My DD was a colicky baby, my DS started to really act out for the first time, and it was a nightmare. I just hope this time around, we have a relatively calm baby like DS was.
I just try to picture myself going out in public, ALONE, with 3 kids under 5. It honestly gives me a panic attack. Some days it doesn't bother me as much, and I am more focused on the excitement and joy of adding another child to our family. But today it is making me feel very BLAH about it all.
My kids now (DS is 4 and DD turns 2 next month) are still young and needy, they never give me a break. I am exhausted. DS is getting harder to discipline. DS and DD fight all. day. long. Even a trip to the grocery store for milk is something that is getting so much harder to do (DD is a whiner (and a screamer)