Here the list for you mamas of two who might need to be Googling the
1. How mentally stable are you?
The answer for me? Not very. Really, make sure
you are in a good place before you attempt three kids—or really any kids at all. Having three kids pulls you in all types of directions. Having your own family does
not fix you.
2. Do you have access to someone who can help you?
I'm talking paid help. We are not
meant to raise kids on our own. If you try it, even if you answered "yes, very" to
question No. 1, I promise you that answer will change. If you are lucky enough to have a family member who will help you out, kiss the ground they walk on.
3. Can your middle child walk?
My first two kids were 3 and a half years
apart. My second child had colic, and yet I still, intentionally, conceived
while my second was 7 months old. I puked and could barely function for my
first trimester. Needless to say, I barely remember him as a baby. Once my
third arrived, it was two years of intense living. I'm talking rock 'n' roll
without any of the drugs or sex. I have heard that having the first two kids
closer in age and a bigger gap before you have the third is easier.
4. How well do you and you partner handle
One night while your partner is
asleep, wake him or her up with some AC/DC blasting. Only be wearing his underwear and shout out that aliens have landed. This
will be a good test. These are the types of adrenaline induced moment you
will find yourself in with three kids.