having 3+ kids close together in age....

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having 3+ kids close together in age....
Wed, 04-02-2008 - 9:10am

from the "SAHM wanting to use DC" thread.....

I know that hehmommy's post was an April Fool's joke, but....I'm at the point that all of my friends/acquaintances bar one have at least two children now.


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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 1:14pm
..tres verbeux...............
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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 2:05pm

Edited 4/2/2008 2:13 pm ET by ka032006
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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 2:29pm

I can only speak for myself, but the main reason that I had kids closely spaced was b/c of my age and my initial battle TTC and having a m/c before my first was born.

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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 4:13pm

Ugh, if you are SO busy WHY are you here posting?

I think we are all past the "So there" attitude, arent we?

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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 4:16pm

Wow, you can even insult people in a different language.

If you have such an issue with long posts, maybe you should stick to Dr. Suess. You know Red Fish, Blue Fish..... they arent very wordy so you shouldnt have an issue.

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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 4:43pm

It's pretty common where I live to have 3 or 4 kids close together.

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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 4:46pm
I agree -- it's all about knowing your own limits. I always knew I wanted one child, hopefully a girl -- and that's what I was lucky enough to get. but I know without a shadow of a doubt that I wouldn't be a great parent to more than one.
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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 6:59pm

Or be like my sister in law who was on the pill and got pregnant and then she was so mad she made her husband wear a condom on top of that and they got pregnant the 4th and last time. She then made him go down and get the snip snip.

I think her failure might have had something to do with maybe her Diabetes or maybe she is just really fertile.

Trish :)

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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 7:17pm

Well I have twins, they are 2 minutes apart. Then we have a 5 month old (on Saturday) son. So there are 3 under 5. It was most "stressful" having preemie twins. Not very stressful after their first year. Though having a third is an adjustment, its nothing compared to preemie twins. Its a walk in the park compartively even though I'm an ancient mom;)

I knew I wanted at least two kids; having had twins; I felt like we should have a third. Only pregnant once, etc.

Having two that close in age has its draw backs, but also big positives as they get older, play together, etc. I've got friends with three + of different ages and I think their schedules are harder to juggle --- while our first year (brief in the scope of things!) was 'harder' to juggle.

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Wed, 04-02-2008 - 10:59pm

Ditto! DH and I always wanted 3 kids. I don't know why....for some reason, that was just what we agreed. I knew the race was on cuz it took me forever to conceive and when I finally did, I got lucky enough with twins. Boy/Girl. So, we were able to take a breather and not be in such a rush to conceive again.

After having twins, I really think having an additional baby would not be that difficult. I feel like I have definitely BTDT!!! Also, my bio clock is ticking and I really don't want to have a baby at 40 so we are trying now. (37 yrs old). Some days..like this week (when they are waking up in the mid of the night again.....grrrrrr), I think maybe we should count our blessings that we have 2 healthy happy babies and we have one of each gender. Going through the newborn stage scares me but then again, I had to deal with it with 2 of them at the same time,....maybe with one baby, it wouldn't have been so tough.

"I knew I wanted at least two kids; having had twins; I felt like we should have a third. Only pregnant once, etc."

Ditto...I was soooo incrediably paranoid my entire pregnancy that something would happen to one of the twins, I feel like I really missed out on it. I didn't "relax" till I hit 36 weeks and I knew if I went into labor then, they would be fine. I'd love to be pregnant again, and just "enjoy" it instead of being so scared of going into preterm labor. Unlike a lot of women i'm sure, i had a very easy pregnancy, even with twins, and I actually miss it!