Obviously adding a third child to my brood isn't going to be easy. I totally get that. Instead of worrying about two almost five year olds I will have to worry about them PLUS the needs of a tiny person PLUS make sure the two bigger kids don't kill the little kid. ;D But I still find myself wondering in some ways will it be easier this go around.
There are a few reasons. First and foremost is the fact that there is only going to be one of him. And yes, I know that I will still have THREE kids not one but having only one newborn has to be easier than two... one of which was colicky. The other thought that keeps swimming in my head is that all of that "new mother" worry and angst will be lighter. I think of all the time I spent worrying about EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. I can't see myself doing it this time. I will have too much on my plate to be worrying about every single wet diaper and keeping track of how many minutes he sleeps.
So will this make it any easier? I don't know. I've read mixed thoughts. Some people swear adding the third child is the straw that breaks the camels back. We have a neighbor who refers to it as going from man coverage to a zone defense. :D (I like that one!) But other people swear that with each child you add your experience is that much greater and thus... a little easier.
I guess for now I want to live with the delusion that it WILL be easier in some way. I guess I need that in order to sleep at night. Or at least try to sleep. ;D