Becoming a Mom to 3 Under 3

So it dawned on me that once this little girl is born, I’ll not only be a mommy of 3, but I’ll have 3 children under the age of 3. That’s pretty daunting, more than the idea of being a mommy to 2 under 2.

I did cope with being a mommy to 2 quite well, especially with Keira’s tantrums, and then we had a puppy thrown into the mess which stirred everything up. BUT we’re still here and we’re happy, even if we are barely surviving. 
So what is it going to be like with another child added to our busy household? 
Many questions fill my mind, like how are Keira and Joshua going to react to another sibling? Will they feel left out? Will they notice that mommy has to spend a bit more time with the new baby than she does with them because the baby can’t do anything for themselves? And so much more.
I do worry every day, Keira took to Joshua so well but I don’t know how Joshua is going to take to a sibling. Keira is much more understanding at the moment and she is rather happy about having a little baby sister but Joshua doesn’t understand that a new baby is coming. He still thinks he’s the baby and he loves having everything done for him!
As excited as I am to have another newborn to hold and cherish, my thoughts always turn back to the older two and worry sets in. I’m pretty sure we’ll do just fine but I’ll always have that ‘what if’ niggling at the back of my mind. 
I’m feeling good about that fact that Keira is now fully potty trained during the day, one less bum to change during the day, and that most of the time Keira and Joshua do play nicely together. But there will always be the time when they don’t and Keira gets possessive over a certain toy (maybe I’ll just give those toys to a charity shop – save on those arguments). 
So how will having 3 children under the age of 3 work for us? Blimey, who knows? But I’m sure it can’t get any worse than it is now. At least the first 4 or 5 months will be a breeze while the baby spends most of the day asleep and can’t move around. I am sure we’ll get through it, and by January Keira will have started nursery so there will be one less cheeky pickle running around. Must plan lots of trips out to the park and soft play to wear them all out! Also must ensure I fit in 5 minutes for a hot coffee and a cake! 
Do you have any tips that would come in handy?

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  1. WOW! I have 2 under 2 and the idea of 3 under 3 is terrifying! I take my hat off to you! I would say that syncing nap times so they all go down at the same time (even if only for 5 minutes) and then gin lots of gin to survive the first 18 years or so! x x #bloggerclubuk

  2. It sounds like it's going to be difficult, but I'm sure you will love it once you adapt your routine. Kids are pretty adaptable and will soon be used to having a new baby around
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

  3. As you know I only have one so I'm not much use there, buuuut I know you can do this. You are strong, and you're coping so well with two under two, I'm sure you'll be fine 🙂 I've heard that three is easier than two? I know that makes no sense, but its something to do with the oldest helping with the middle child etc. Ill send chocolates and supplies! haha xxx

  4. Wow 3 under 3! I did 6 under 6 and can't tell you too much about the first 2 years as it has all faded into a blur. I can however say it is wonderful as they get older, the friendship and banter, I wouldn't have it any other way. #BloggerClubUK

  5. My tip is… breathe. Other than that sorry, I have no words of wisdom other than enjoy it. What a wonderful time for you and how blessed you are. I loved being close in age to my brother and my own two are close in age and have a very good bond. I am sure your siblings will too. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  6. Wow, three under three. I had three under 5, and to honest, once you've dealt with two little ones, the third one just slots in nicely. PS my first born is called Keira. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  7. Hello Amy, Welcome to #FabFridayPost linky. Wow! I really have no advice to give. I am pretty much struggling with just two, 5 & 2 yrs old. I think you are doing marvellous well with two under two – that's Amazing! Do keep us posted we love to hear your update, and good luck – but I'm sure you won't need it. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  8. Unfortunately we have no tips for you 🙁 just enjoy the time you have while they are still young. 🙂 Fair play to you! My mummy struggles and she only has me! You are one strong mumma xx #FabFridayPost

  9. Just think of how close they'll be when they get older. My older brothers only have a year between them and they have always leaned in each other throughout all life's ups and downs!#marvmondays

  10. You are a very brave mama! I only just cope with my one lol! But I seriously, I bet you'll do absolutely fine – it's amazing what we can adjust to as parents xx #picknmix

  11. I worry about 2 under 3, let alone 3, but I think no matter how many children you have, it just become normal and your life and you settle into routine. Congrats, I also can't wait to squidge my newborn! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  12. I wish I had some good advice but all I can say is go with the flow and don't beat yourself up if the house is a mess… as honestly you'll be wonder woman if it isn't! My boys were 19 months apart and I know how hard it can feel, but children close in age often have such a lovely bond growing up 🙂 Good Luck!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  13. I am sure everything will turn out fine, I'm afraid I don't really have any tips as only getting to grips with having two myself. Although park trips and sift play sounds like a great idea 🙂 , popping by from #MarvMondays

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