I am not kidding when I say this, having baby Brooklyn has made every one of us so much happier. He is the perfect last member to our family! We ummed and ahhed for a while about having a third baby, but now we couldn’t be happier.
Brooks is three months old and he is just adorable. The fact that he is such a good little boy, makes it all the more easy and enjoyable. I’m not going to lie to you and pretend like we’re not tired, the juggle of three and a dog is busy plus we are still up feeding overnight and working on getting his day sleeps better but it’s absolutely all worth it. My oldest, Harper (4.5) literally wants to be his mum, she is SO in love. She is incredibly maternal and also very helpful. Brooklyn’s face literally lights up when she talks to him. It’s borderline smothering but he seems to love it. Then there’s Paxton, our 3-year-old and he has seriously surprised us with how much he adores baby Brooks. He also can’t wait for him to grow up so he can teach him how to ride a bike, play the guitar, kick a footy, really everything he loves! For me, the big kids are both at kinder so I genuinely get to enjoy Brooks every day and get lots of amazing quality time with him which is so special for me, especially knowing he is my last.
And then there’s my hubby Jase, who only wanted two kids… he is absolutely besotted and obsessed with Brooklyn – I love it!!! As for Cooper, our dog, he’s the least impressed with another baby in the house and has made me realised how important it is that we prepare our dogs for all babies, not just the first additions as it’s been a big adjustment for him.
My hubby was the one who didn’t really want another baby and he literally just turned to me and said: “you are so right about Brooks, we are all so much happier because of him”.
I have to admit though, looking at the bigger kids, as much as I love them, we are stretched, our lives are seriously busy and chaotic, they make me realise that we are 100% done having kids. Brooks is our last for sure. I just don’t think I could spread the love any more. Between three kids, my hubby and the dog, I am spread thin! Knowing Brooks is our last baby as well, makes every moment and every milestone that much more sentimental with him.
In saying all of this, please remember that this is just our story. Everyone is different and everyone’s situations are different. If you are considering another baby, make sure to have a read of my article, A Parents Big Decision… Should we have another baby? which includes 15 important questions for you and your partner to talk through before making this big decision.
I am sure we will have bumps in the road and we will have moments where we might be wishing we didn’t have three, like when Brooklyn is eventually on the move or turns into a teenager, but for now, we are so happy and in love and just enjoying riding this wave. I hope you guys all have the same positive experiences with your additional babies.