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What you've said is why as far as I am concerned, if I have another child before this baby is at LEAST 4 years old, it will have to be the second coming of Christ because I'm going to make sure that it's just not possible otherwise.
I have ONE 4-month-old baby guy, my first child, and I could not have been prepared for how hard it would be just to pull it together to leave the house in the morning for a walk! My mother has had to take a couple of days off of work to come stay with me a few times because I was overwhelmed.
You know what, we are not SUPPOSED to be taking care of one child alone, let alone three. Up until fairly recently in history, there would have (barring dire circumstances) been extended family around. Your parents would be old and retired and around, not living far away with their own mortgages and rents to pay and still working full time to boot! Multiple generations under the same roof! Young women didn't have kids and then be completely alone with them for the whole day, every day, much less were they then expected to go back to work (or just have to because they can't get by on one income) and juggle that, too!
This is what my mother tells me every time I tell her I feel terrible about making her drive an hour and a half all the way to Jersey to help me.
attached to DH 10/03, DD1 8/06, DD2 12/07, DD3 5/09, DD4 11/12