Getting ready for the change

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.

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An entertainer, composer, blogger and illustrator living in SE Alberta, Canada.

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4 comments on “Getting ready for the change
  1. Diana Balbar says:

    Congratulations to both of you!

  2. cdmyers00 says:

    Here’s something to think about with number three. We have four boys by the way. When number three came along number two decided that he would need to defend the newest sibling. One day number three was standing in the middle of the road (contemplating life from a viewpoint of extreme danger – which was often his approach to life). Son number two saw that a truck was coming down the dirt road. In an effort to “save his life” number two picked up a rock, threw it across the lawn and hit number three squarely in the head. Number two’s explanation: “I saved his life. He didn’t know the truck was even there!” LIFE IS NEVER BORING WITH THREE CHILDREN. There’s a whole new element to explore when attempting to answer the question, “Who is responsible for the trouble this time?”

    • Andrew Plait says:

      That’s an incredibly funny story, CD. That’s great that your son decided to rescue his brother with a rock to the head (I’m sure it was mostly accidental unless he has great aim & is now pursuing a career as an MLB pitcher).

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