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moms of 4 children, question

We just found out we are pregnant with our 4th baby and we are nervous. I took plan b but it didn't work. Our kids are 7,6 and 2. How hard is it going from 3 kids to 4? Going out with 4 kids scares me.. Any advice would be so appreciative to calm our nerves :/

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  • No advice, but deep breaths and congratulations! You never know how it will be and after 3 kids before, you are obviously a pro and equipped with some helpful hands.
  • I just had my 3rd. But my BFF has 5 kids. She always tells me the toughest transition is from 2 to 3 and when she has her 4th it wasn't as big of a deal.
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  • since you have older kids, I can't imagine it would be that bad. We currently have A two and a half year old and 15 month triplets. We go out for dinner once or twice a week, just to keep it up, and know we have a 30 or 40 minute limit.
    we don't do a ton of stuff but since they sleep from 1230 til 230, but it gets better.
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  • Hi. I'm also pregnant with my fourth but I'm not scared. My kids are 6,4 and 2.5. Routine and schedule are big in my house. Just preparing for the next day like putting out clothes etc. You will be fine.
  • As a mom and step mom of 4 (soon to be 5) I feel like after 3, it's no big deal. Before the 4th was born, I felt like 3 was difficult because there was always the third wheel syndrome. 2 could play nicely in pairs, but the 3rd made them all fight. 4 really balances it out. We're expecting #5 but my 3 step children only comes on the weekends so I'm thrilled to give my son a playmate during the week!
  • I'm pregnant with my 4th (I have 5yo, 4yo, and 2yo daughters), and this is probably the least concerned I've been! The 3rd changed our family dynamic quite a bit, and relaxed me a lot as a Mom. Everyone I've talked to with 4+ says after 3, it's not as big of a change.

    With 3 so close in age, we've learned lots of tricks, like looking up the restaurant menu on the way, and ordering the kids food the second we sit down, or making birthdays more about an experience (fun family activity) & a few small gifts.

    I'm sure your 7 & 6 yo will be great helps!
    DD #1 4 years old (09/22/09)
    DD #2 2 years old (08/17/11)
    DD #3 born 08/29/13

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