I remember when I joined my first ddc and would see the third time mommy thread. I remember thinking, 'wow, three kids, third (or more pregnancy), what must that be like?' It just seemed like such a far away thing. Growing up, I always wanted the perfect 2.5 (not sure how you get the .5 though ). But then when I got married and moved to Mississippi, somehow my tune changed and I started feeling like it would be three. I think it's in the MS water. Anyways, we had #1, then #2 and that was really all my dh desired. He's felt really settled and okay with just the two boys. But as the years have gone on, I've pressured him on and off for the third child. I def. wanted to try for a girl (fine if it's another boy, but really really want a girl). And I'm not sure what shifted for my dh, but he opened the door for the opportunity and here we are, pregnant with number three.
It's a totally diff. feeling to me than the other two pregnancies. And I mean that in the sense that it's b/c it's the third child. I don't have any of the first pregnancy worries at all. In fact, I'm so tickled by the first time mommies in this month. They are so darned cute to me, with all their concerns and I remember those feelings too. But I don't have any of them this time. I'm totally looking forward to giving birth. And I just feel at peace in general.
I would say the things I think about this time are more based on the logistics of having three children. Like the car size and fitting 3 car seats. (We already went and bought the bigger car). Christmas with three kids instead of 2. The cost of three children. I've even daydreamed of way down the road and with three kids, means the opportunity for even more grandkids (possibly). I love it! I do also think about things like, how will I fit 3 kids on my lap to snuggle? Or how will I handle when they are all three going in diff. directions and I only have two arms.
Something is different about the idea of 3 vs 2 for sure. Does anyone else feel that? What's this pregnancy like for you in all regards to it being your third child? What thoughts/concerns do you have about having three kids?