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  1. I ended up with 3 in 1yr + 2 weeks.
    The worst I found is moving & not having any help. (Hubby doesn’t understand toddlers or babies) so he gets overwhelmed & fustrated easily

  2. I have a 2 year old and a 9 month. OMG let me tell you…

    It’s absolutely great wouldn’t trade it for the world. Firstly I had no help with my kids beside my husband it was so stressful when my second child was born because my husband works full time I was exhausted with my two babies both breastfeed.. but believe me it will get better as months go by and easier.. take it easy don’t worry to much just be present in the moment a use time will fly and you’ll be thinking of how they were born. When there asleep I cry sometimes thinking how I have created these babies there beautiful.. I love them both. And have learned patience and to live in the moment from them..

  3. Oye! These all ring true to me, I have 3 yr old twin girls, a 2 year old girl, and my twin boys are due in May, so once they are born- it will be 5 under 3 1/2. I am funding that because my three girls are extremely emotional- I am constantly depleted. My general personality is very chill, laid back, and as much as we all know kids have their “loud” days, I am finding that my nerves are shot alllll the time! All that being said, they can be soooo much fun, but I’m finding in order to keep my sanity, an not have my relationship with them compromised I have put them in a day home twice a week, mainly because this second twin pregnancy I’m soo tired- and they don’t sleep well, and for my over all recharge as a human being. I agree that the first few months with a newborn/s are the hardest, and I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for that time. I’ve read a lot, and been told a lot by other moms that once kids kind of reach 5ish and really start to have a brain to do things, it can be tough. So I’m hoping as the new ones come, the older ones just gravitate to helping- and can I get an amen to school coming!

  4. We are about to have #6, our oldest is 6. It will be 6B, 5B, 4B, 2.5G, 1.5B and newborn G. It can be crazy, and believe me we get stares and comments EVERYWHERE we go. But I love having them close, I actually think it would be harder to have them spread out. Our kids always have someone (s) to play with and they learn very young that the world doesnt revolve around them. They take care of each other and become independent much earlier then other kids their age.
    The hardest for me is always the first 3 months having a new baby, it is true exhaustion! We also have to figure out if its even possible to fit all our kids into our Honda Odyssey. It’s already a tight squeeze with 5 car seats/boosters! :/ If anyone has any ideas please share!

  5. I loved reading this post! I’m expecting my third any day now, and my oldest just turned 4… should be exciting :).

    I’m not sure if the children pictured are yours or not, but the two oldest are a dead ringer for my first two– My little girl has darker coloring and eyes, while my two year old boy has bright red hair, blue eyes and the fairest skin one can get :). Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. This is soooo true! I can totally relate. My first 3 were in 3 1/2 years. And now I am about to have my 5th. (Oldest will turn 7 shortly after this baby is born, then 5 1/2, 3 1/2, 17 months, and newborn). A bit insane. I am looking forward to the best friends part as they age. They certainly fight a lot, but they play and laugh and read together too, and at the end of the day my boys (the 3 oldest) are best friends and very loving. My patience is pretty thin though. Hopefully I will gain some more.

  7. I just had my third baby, so I have a 3 year old, a 1 year old (he’ll be two in December), and a 1 month old. We wanted our kids to be close in age and have been fortunate enough to have that happen. People say it’s easier to go from two to three rather than from one to two, and I’d have to agree. It almost seems easier with three kids (in some ways, but definitely not in every way!). I agree with all of your “best” points. Number five on your worst list is so true. By the time I’m done breastfeeding my newborn it will have been over five years that I’ve always had someone growing in me or hanging off of me (breastfeeding). I think my body might go into shock when I have it all to myself again! I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world though!

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