Howdy, all! I'm a mom of three with one on the way. I love all my IRL friends, but they all have one or two kids and think I am nuts for having four. Honestly, I'm excited. I was nervous at first, but as the birth gets closer, I am really more and more happy about it.
Ours are spaced 3-4yrs apart which I feel is almost perfect. The oldest is sweet as pie and extremely helpful. It is DS2 that makes me crazy, but the oldest was like that at his age, so I am hoping he will start to mellow out in the next year. DD3 is entering the terrible threes phase, but it is still NOTHING compared to what the boys were like, so I feel like I am coping fine.
The only thing I am nervous about: I am having another boy! I was kind of hoping for a girl,
. I didn't believe anyone until I had one, but she really is easier! Of course, she isn't pubescent yet.......
What I am tired of is how many people freely give me their opinions on how many kids I have. We live in an urban city, upper middle class neighborhood, most families have only children and are older themselves. They give me the look
when they realize how many kids I have. I get the "are they all yours?" thing as well as the "going for a tv show?" thing, and I am too pregnant to be polite and usually say something snarky in return
I am also adjusting to SAHM life, since I have always worked, but with this many kids DH and I realized we really needed someone to be the Home Executive and Bookkeeper, if you know what I mean! And I have to brag on my DH because he is the awesomest dad and partner ever and I would never dream of having this many kids if it weren't for him helping with the load. That man is my best friend, and I would have ten kids with him if I didn't know any better!!! I have been a single mom (with the oldest two after I left their dad) and it was way harder than having a lot of kids -- having an active partner makes all the difference in the world.
Ok, enough on me and being all cheerful for now because you know I will be back tomorrow with a snark or a rant about how fed up I am with DS2 or my dishes/laundry drama or whatever!!!