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1/8/19 11:09 P

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AYRIKA12 thank you for your helpful input! The last month or so, I have been going back and forth in my head about this! I don't want us to be over-stressed with 3 young kids. I want my other 2 kids to feel loved completely and not feel like they are competing for attention. Those early years are so important for them to have a strong bond with parents! I also don't want to regret not having another, later down the road. There just doesn't seem to be a good solution! If my age were not a factor, I would just wait another 2 years or more and decide then. I talked with the doctor recently. She said that if I wanted to wait 6 months or even a year to decide, it probably would not affect much in my fertility. She recommended that I not wait any longer than that to decide, because fertility declines more and more for each year over 35. It is helpful to know that you were able to easily get pregnant at 39! I originally wanted 4 kids, too!

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I have 3 boys (8, 4, 3)...I had my third when I was 39, he wasn't exactly planned, but I've always wanted 4 children, so I was happy. It's HARD with 3, I can imagine 3 under 5yrs is worse, but it can be done! You're going to be exhausted for the next (at least) 3yrs, but kids are a lot of fun! I make sure to have special time with each kid (even if it's just 5 min each) every day and give LOTS of hugs and lots of "I love you s".... Also, remember that all their personalities are going to be different, so it keeps you in your toes! I just potty trained the third and it has been a different experience each time! Good luck!!

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My husband and I have been discussing a 3rd baby. I turn 35 next month, so I am feeling a bit anxious about making a snappy decision. I'm a bit nervous about having another. Just curious about others on here. Anyone want a certain amount of kids (of course if there are no fertility issues, health problems, etc)? With the first 2 it seemed a given that we would have them if we could. This one seems more debatable, mostly because of my age and how close in age my kids would be. Three kids under 5 seems like a bit of a stretch. Of course they would be 3 blessings, but still. Any advice, comments here? Just curious how others feel on the number of kids they want/have.

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