August 20, 2013

What it's like having three kids... so far

Three kids. I never imagined that by age 25 I would have THREE kids. CRAZY!
I'm such a planner. I would always plan things ahead of time. I still do. I planned I would get married at 21 and start having kids at 23. Well things didn't turn out as I had planned and that's good. God's plans for me are WAY better than my own. I got married at 17. Had Joshua when I was 19, Sarah when I was 21 and Levi at 25. 

So what's it like having three kids?
I get this question a lot. I'm no expert, I mean I had Levi just seven months ago but I can share what it's like so far. Having three kids is both easy and hard. Let me explain... 
It's easier in the sense that I feel I know more now than I did when I had Joshua + Sarah. I don't freak out over every single little thing. I know this can be true after you have #2 but for me it wasn't too much easier. A baby girl is sooo much different than a baby boy. It's also easier because Josh + Sarah both help out with throwing diapers away, bringing things I need (like diapers + wipes + diaper cream) and even feeding Levi with a bottle. Josh + Sarah keep each other company and play well (most of the time..) which REALLy helps out when I need to nurse Levi or put him down for a nap.

It's harder because I'm outnumbered. Going out shopping with two kids was a little hard but still doable. Going out with three is crazy! Afternoons and weekends are a little easier because I have help from my husband but when it's just me with all three time sure flies! It can be chaotic sometimes... I'm done feeding one child and then the others want a snack, then the baby needs a diaper change and the other two come in arguing over a toy and now the baby rolled over and there's poo everywhere (true story). It's harder because I can't give each of my kids the same time and attention that I would like because Levi needs me the most. 

Even though having three kids may be hard at times, I wouldn't have it any other way! 
How many kids do you have? 
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12 comments:

  1. Great post.
    I got married at 19. Which is crazy young here in france (ppl get married at 30 or never). Best decision I ever made (with the help of God).
    Have a great day!!! Xo

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    1. That's awesome! I love that you said "with the help of God" SO VERY true! :)

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  2. Well, I had my first at 25, 2nd at 27 and 3rd at 30...So 3 kids here too. The youngest is 4, and things are so much easier now that they're all older. We go hiking, take more trips in general, and while it can still feel like they need a lot, we finally have no more diapers :)

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    1. I VERY MUCH look forward to the kids being older and things being easier! Thank you for sharing Steph! I cant wait till things get easier around here.

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  3. I have zero, and honestly, kids terrify me! Well, BABIES terrify me, specifically when they are still floppy... once I can hold 'em on my hip it's better. (My husband is a pediatrician too... figures! He's gonna be better with them than me) I still want some :) Probably 2 or 3. My husband was an only child so he says no to just 1. But I got married at 29 & I'm 31 now, so the clock is ticking... I'm not in too big of a hurry, but I always wanted to be a "young mom" because that's what my mom was... it's a little late for that now haha! Ah well.

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    1. Sarah, I was the same way! I was terrified of babies, It's funny because I never was a "kid person" but it's so different when you have your own. Your mommy intuition kicks in and it's life chsnging! a true blessing! All in God's timing :)

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  4. I have two, my first one at 27 and the second one at 32. Now that they are older, things are so much easier! You're going to get there ;) time flies!

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    1. Thank you Cristina, I'm sort of looking forward to that but I know I will miss the kids being so little! Time sure does fly!

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  5. Lovely post.

    A couple of friends with 3 have said that once they had mastered 3 they were confident they could keep going ;-)

    Do hope you will share at this week's Friday Baby Shower - Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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  6. I have three littles. 7, 5 and 6months. For me going from none to one was the hardest, and two to three the easiest. In fact I have been bugging my husband about number four since CJ was about 1 month old. I am determined to convince him. He is determined I won't!

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  7. your family is precious. We are expecting baby number 3 here soon and honestly Im quite terrified!!

    new to your blog, im enjoying reading through!

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  8. Three here too! I get some pretty negative reactions from people out in stores. "Oh my gosh! You have your hands full, don't you?" I can't tell you how many times I have heard that. When...really I don't. I, too, wouldn't have it any other way. :)

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