The Pros and Cons of having a Third Child

I have a 2 year old and a 11 week old. Two children. An even number. Would I consider having a third child? What are the pros and cons of having a third child? I’m the second of four. My mum had us three girls before having a boy. As you can see I’m from a family of six and wouldn’t have changed it for the world. I was great fun growing up in a large family. We obviously were not The Duggars thats crazy!

Pros and Cons of having a Third Child

But would having just one more baby enrich our lives further?

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Baby Diaries #5 – Injections

Last week we had the dreaded 8 week injections although ours were at nearly 10 weeks due to the baby boom in our area. The appointments were all fully booked around the time we needed them. Never mind we have had them.

Ours were at 4pm. I don’t like them at this time of the day because if they have a reaction it’s over night time and not the day. I had baby girls injections in the morning and this was much better. Although they never affected her at all.

Baby Diaries #5 - Injections

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Baby Diaries #4 – Colic and Reflux

Last week we took baby dottie to see a cranial osteopath to help with her colic and reflux. Plus try and help her posture as she’s always a little scrumped up towards the right. Although she was a c section baby she was forceps delivered as she had sunk really far down into my pelvis. These left a little bruise above her left eye and a little bloodshot eye. All of this has contributed to her head and neck muscles being tight.

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Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

I love knitted items for babies and children. My mum is a huge knitter and knitted everything for us when we were small. We always had a new knitted jumper on, in fact she knitted all our school jumpers. This was back in the 80’s when school blazers were not a thing at small country schools. Mum made the raffle prizes for school. They were knitted dolls and animals stuffed with rags and were amazing. She’s a very talented knitter. Although she doesn’t do quite as much nowadays.

Vickie from The Baby Academy down here in Cornwall got in touch with us asking me if we would like one of the Merino Baby Snugs for baby dottie to try. These gorgeous snugs are all hand knitted and designed by local people.

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sainsbury’s Babywear Range

One of my very favourite books as a young child was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It’s fun, bright, colourful and a classic story that time will never forget.

Did you know that a copy is sold every 15 seconds? Over 44 million copies have been sold worldwide.

When we were asked to share our thoughts on The Very Hungry Caterpillar babywear range on sale at Sainsbury’s it was something I couldn’t turn down. I want to share this much celebrated book with my daughters and this gorgeous range of clothes and items.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar babywear range from Sainsburys

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Baby Diaries #3 – Second Time Around

I never knew having a second baby would be so hard. In fact it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever attempted in my life. Being up by night then not having the chance by day to nap like first time around is a struggle. Running around after a toddler who has endless energy is hard.

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I always thought I would be able to cope, but I haven’t. This is extremely hard for me to admit, but I’ve needed help. I’m lucky that my mother in law just lives across the road and is always on hand to take baby girl outside for a walk or just to play in the garden so I can have some rest bite. Even if it’s just to watch Grey’s Anatomy!

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