I have 3 healthy happy and very active little boy's.
I fell pregnant with my second one when my 1st had his 1st bday and then we decided we wanted another and my second little boy was 2 when baby 3 arrived.
I have never regreted having them so close together and yes you are a lot busier but it depends on how the other children react when baby 3 comes home.
In your case it should be a bit easier with your aged kids at least they will be alot more independant and in preschool for 3 days which makes a huge difference having one less for the day.
I had all 3 on my own day in and day out while DH was at work but I have a fantastic mum who helped me out in the beggining when bubby was a newborn.
You sound like you really don't want another baby due to yucky pregnancies and your figure changing, if you really wanted another baby none of this would matter I think.
I hope you make the right decision on what to do if you house and job is going to make it all too hard then I would not even bother as it will only add more stress to your busy life already.
I have a 7 year old and 2 1/2 year old twins. We did ony plan on two but someone had another little 'surprise' for us. I had always wanted 3 but i did agree that 2 would be amples for us. When i was having twins, my hubby said that i always seem to have a way to get my own way!!!A lot of people always say about having another one to even it up, i always say no as i might have triplets!!!!! I dont have a problem at all with the three-i think it is beautiful. I Think you just cope with whatever you have. If someone told me that i would have twins, i would have thought oh my god! But i have coped-soo far.
Kylie, NSW, 7year od and 2 year old twins
The theory is that if there is a hudge gap between the 2nd and 3rd that there is middle child syndrom as the older gets the attention as they do everything first, then the second gets nothing and the third is the baby and always get treated as the baby. This oculd potentially happen to us as we have 2 boys then a girl.
We may not have a forth, but I figure if we dont that as long sa you are aware of the issues that you can correct it before it happens
3 under 3- 15 month gaps. Busy but loving it eìí?
I say follow your heart if the wallet can keep up.
I had the same problem when deciding to have three, I always said I would only have two but I always saw myself with two girls. My first was a princess and four years later we had a darling boy (not quite the gap I wanted but circumstances did not allow for a smaller gap). Then 3years and 9months later another princess. DH always wanted 3 he is the middle child of three I am the eldest of two. I felt it was easier from 1 to 2 than 2 to 3, my eldest daughter is soooo good that I sometimes feel she doesn't get as much of my time because of the baby demanding my time and my DS being so demanding on me as well.
My children started kindy the year I had the next child so i had periods of only the two of us (mother and baby).
I was concerned about finances and middle child syndrome but as long as you have enough love to go around then it doesn't matter that they don't have the most up-to-date toys or clothes. "All you need is LOVE" (and food and shelter and warmth).
I am lucky though my sister has two children the same age as my oldest two but the opposite sex so my youngest two get their hand-me-downs and boy does DS love wearing his big cousins old clothes.
My decision to have a third came when my uncle died. My Dad is the youngest of three and lost his parents when he was in his twenties (at separate times) but to still have a sister even though it is now just the two of them made me think about if something happened to us. At times I do get a little stressed about finances but I can't imagine life without our little Aly belly.
Sorry I know I ramble but I don't get on that often and I feel I have a lot to say..
One thing I will mention with three children there is always conversation, the only time it is quiet is 8pm when they are all tucked in bed (DH included) other wise you constantly have a hum of noise going on, which we love.........
"jill of all trades"
angels sit upon shoulders when u feel all alone
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14