As soon as I started to share the news that I was pregnant with my third baby, I constantly got comments such as Oh its going to be hard work. With only 15 months between the youngest 2 most people would comment and sometimes it would really get on my nerves yes another child is hard but how do big families cope, they do and I will too. Most people who commented have not experienced that close age gap and therefore do not know what it is like.
Some days are tough, it can be relentless the amount of nappy changing and feeding I do in a day, or the constant search for a matching pair of socks. Trying to leave the house requires careful planning and as soon as we are about to leave they both need a nappy change. They both cry at the same time often setting each other off and both still need alot of my attention. So yes you may say its hard work but no more than any child.
So with all that comes so so much joy, my heart burst with love for all three of my beautiful children. I love them so so much and wouldn't change a thing. I love the fact that Ami and Little bear will grow up together close in age. They will always have someone to play with. I love that all three of my children laugh at each other find themselves so funny. I love that some days people comment saying you have your hands full but I embrace it, my heart has alot of love, I am growing in patience, learning to share my time wisely, I am learning that sometimes days don't go right and thank god tomorrow is a new day.
So with the bad and good I love my life, I wouldn't change it. I am grateful to have had alot of time off and really enjoy this toddler age. I will be back to work soon and time will go by even quicker. So for now I will enjoy every day. I will look for the little things that make me happy, that little chuckle, that cute toddler chat, the sweet given by my eldest because I love it. I remember that this is just a season and in a few years all forgotten.
Having more children is like a piece of the puzzle you didn't know was missing.