Olympic softball champion and recently-retired player Jennie Finch is expecting her third child. The athlete announced in her People that she and her husband Casey Daigle are expecting yet again. The couple have two sons, Ace Shane, 6, and Diesel Dean, 13 months.
How is preparing for a third child different than one or two?
Despite what you may be told, parenting never gets easier. Here are some ways preparing for a third child is different than for your first or second:
1. You know what to expect: You and your partner have been there twice already, and knowing how you need to prepare is one way preparing is different. You have the experience in pregnancy, giving birth and raising a child, meaning you now know what has worked, and what hasn’t, in the past.
2. You have help: While this may not always make things easier, as more hands can sometimes lead to more problems, at the very least you do have two children there to keep you, your beau and your new baby company.
3. You know you’re prepared: The first time around was likely nerve-wracking for you and your sweetheart. The second time might have been, too. But with your third child, you’re aware of everything that needs to be done and everything that will be done. It’s time to calm down and welcome a new child into the world.
How is preparing for a third child different than one or two? Comment and let us know.
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