People say that having baby #3 isn’t difficult. Baby #1 is difficult because it’s a massive change to go from two people in the relationship with two big people and a baby (who requires proper care and attention). Baby #2 is difficult because you’re adding a new dynamic to the family — a new baby. Apparently baby #3 is easy.
The reasoning / theories behind this include that finances change from a family of 2 to 3 to 4, but after that you just learn how to stretch & pass down clothing (as much as possible). They also include that parents have done their share of learning with 1 & 2, so 3 is just a repeat of the “best of parenting”.
My wife & I are T-minus 19 days until baby #3 arrives. We’ve got the main stuff (ie. crib, stroller, diapers, bottles, formula)… we’ve got the space (mom & dad’s room)… we’ve got the rest of the family prepped & excited… now we just need for time to pass and the baby to arrive.
We’re fortunate to have grandmas who love to dote on their grandchildren, so they’ll probably be arriving a day or two in advance. Not sure if they’ll be hoteling it or not, but space here at our place will definitely be at a premium.
Well, time be tickin’, so I’ll write you guys later. Take care.