2 kids to 3? Is it that big a difference?

United States
June 23, 2007 11:58pm CST
We have 2 children right now. We keep talking about having 1 more. I start to wonder if it would be as big a jump from 1 to 2. It seemed like 0 to 1 was the biggest jump. Then there was a couple struggles like in the beginning of juggling 2, then it simmered down and I can't really remember what it was like just having my son. I love seeing them playing together and those unprompted hugs and kisses to each other. I am just worried about the cost of 1 more child and will I be able to be a good parent to 3. I know there are many who have had more then 2 so it must be possible.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I don't really know, but I would think that as long as you have space for a 3rd child, and you adapted to 2 so well, a third shouldn't be too much more. I'm sure you would be a great parent, if you had 3 or even a dozen :)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Awww, thanks guss! We are working on getting a minivan and I think we will get a bunk bed for the 2 older ones. I am sure my son who would probably almost 5 would love to sleep in one and it would save space in the bedrooms. There is so much thought put into adding one more kid whether it be 2 or 5.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I often wonder how we would manage a 2nd kid in this house. We only have 2 bedrooms. My son's bedroom would be big enough to share, for sleeping-- but he has so much medical equipment right now. We could also add on to the back of our house, which we might eventually do anyway. The only other way we could get another bedroom in the immediate future is to convert our basement into a bedroom. I have thought about that several times already-- but right now my son is too little to have that as his room. Maybe we will just move. LOL
• United States
26 Jun 07
You should tire having six kids. and every other weekend three goes to there moms for two day when they come home wow what a change
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• United States
28 Jun 07
We would definitely need a bigger house if we had 6.Or they would have to share beds. Haha. I bet it is tiring but fun in your house.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Going from 2 to 3 is in ways as big of a jump as 0 to 1 because you're suddenly outnumbered as parents. You know longer have one adult per child to keep track of things and there are never enough hands to carry or hold everybody. And just think of the sibling rivalry when three children all want to sit next to Mommy! But the upside is 3 sets of hugs and kisses...all the time! Also you'll find that you actually have more one on one time with each of them. The way I remember it when I had two I always had to occupy both of them at the same time and I never got to be alone with just one of them. Once there were three I got to spend some time with just one while the other two occupied each other. Cost is always a concern no matter how many children you have. I don't know your situation so I can't really comment on that other than to say that if three children is what you really want you will find a way to afford it.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Wow, thanks for your insight! I know what you mean about having to keep them both occupied. Sometimes they do play together. It is har to do one on one time with them. And we also worried about money before the 2nd onecame. I am sure we will find a way. We always have.