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Third Child

7 Hilarious (And True) Changes From Baby No. 1 To Baby No. 3

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Kid No. 1: Everything is brand new, washed in delicate soap and properly folded and put away in the matching dresser or hung on color-coordinated hangers. Kid No. 2: Hand-me-downs are washed and haphazardly checked for stains. Kid No. 3: It's cool if boys wear purple polka dots, right?

The Last One

Carissa K | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

I will parent her with a confidence I didn't have before. With my first child, I was always reaching and desperate to take hold of what was next. With my last child, I cling to time even as I feel it being yanked away from me.

6 Things I Let My Third Child Do

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

I used to get so annoyed when outdoor toys found their way indoors: sand buckets and pool noodles, hula hoops and soccer balls, the tricycle, the scooter. Now, I just take three deep breaths and look away.

The Best Present I Could Ever Give My Children

Courtney Byrne | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Courtney Byrne

My husband and I don't have much room in our house, but in our hearts, we have room for a big family, full of siblings, like the homes we grew up in. I shouldn't expect strangers to understand that.

Who Do I Think I Am? Angelina Jolie?

Sarah Walton | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Sarah Walton

Do they have another sibling that I won't carry? Is there a child out there now who is alone, a child whose mother had to give him up for one reason or another?

How to Be Present? Start Here

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Having three children swallows me whole. I love them fiercely, but I'm not always paying attention to them.

What It Means To Be The Third Child

Jennifer Meer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

You will be the third. It will be busy and far more loud and chaotic than anything your brother or sister was born into. You will be expected more than they ever were to do more, learn more on your own. You will never have less of me, but will have a different me than the one they first met.

What I'm Not Worried About The Third Time Around

Monica Bielanko | Posted 09.27.2013 | Parents
Monica Bielanko

Learning you're pregnant with a third is different, at least for me. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by all the details of pregnancy and parenting, I feel calm and excited.

A Third Child

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I want to feel again that gasping, outrageous miracle of small feet pushing up into my ribs, to sense something somersaulting inside my body, to surrender once more to the incandescent pain of birthing a baby. But all of that is because I don't want this to be over.