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Joining The Three Kid Club

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It won't be long before Q and I welcome Kid C to the clan. D-day is quickly approaching with Q due in 6-7 weeks and I can't say that we're even close to being prepared. We haven't set up the nursery (where the heck is the bassinet?), we haven't decided on names - not even a shortlist, we don't have any bags packed, we're not even sure whether we can fit three kids in our car. We've really taken this pregnancy very casually though I do have concerns, I'll admit that.

  • How will family dynamics change, specifically as Kid B becomes a middle child? Right now she's certainly demanding our time and attention and I feel I'm struggling to meet this current demand. When Kid C comes along we'll simply have less time for kids A and B.
  • What if Kid C is a boy? We have two girls and I've never changed the nappy of a boy! And clothes, don't talk about clothes, I only have one nephew compared to five nieces – there simply isn't enough hand-me-downs to go around...and no boy of mine is wearing pink (unless the only alternative is a Carlton Footy Jumper).
  • How do we fit three kids (and a Staffy) in the back of a Subaru Forester?
  • How do we fit three kids, a Staffy, a stroller, a nappy bag and a portacot in the back of a Subaru Forester?
  • How do we go camping with three kids, a staffy, a stroller, a nappy bag, a portacot, a tent and everything that comes with it, in the back of a Forester?
  • How do we keep our business running when the key stakeholder is busy feeding a newborn?
  • Then there's income. We're down to a single income family and the cost of nappies, formula, and all the rest aint cheap.

If you're a parent of three or more I'd love to hear about the challenges you faced and conquered when the kid-count moved past two. If you grew up in a similar sized family, what are your recollections of everyday family life?

Last modified on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 10:08

Bucky is a proud triple dad to three girls aged eight and under (Bookworm, Foghorn and Boo). He left the full time corporate world in late 2012 and he's not sure whether he's a SAHD or a WAHD, but either way he's spenidng more time at home with his family. Once upon a time Bucky played guitar for a garage band, now he can only play nursery rhymes.

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  • Comment Link Bucky Wednesday, 02 May 2012 14:18 posted by Bucky

    Thanks Justine for the encouragement. Kevin is on our shortlist of names (of course) but the idea of cloth nappies again...well, I guess we could do that...maybe. Cereal is tonight's dinner. :)

  • Comment Link Justine Tuesday, 01 May 2012 19:41 posted by Justine

    It'll be ok guys! Get slimline carseats, get those cloth nappies back out of the cupboard, send K next door, close your eyes and point your finger on the births section of the paper or just call the baby Kevin, regardless of the sex.
    Seriously though, it will be fine. Just ask for help when you need it and don't feel guilty about it. Use childcare as much as you need to. Shop at the market and plan your meals as much as possible, and don't beat yourself up if the kids have cereal for dinner. It won't kill them.


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