A third baby for Kate Middleton and Prince William: Does three babies feel like a lot?

Monday morning Duchess Kate Middleton gave birth to her and Prince William’s third child, a boy. 

Three babies. For those of us who have two babies or only one baby, would a third baby be totally out of the question?

Dean of Windsor, David Conner speaks to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they leave after the Easter Mattins Service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 1 in Windsor, England. Simon Dawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

In a two-parent household, you’re out-manned for sure, but maybe you don’t worry about the things you fretted about with the first child or even the second child. Maybe you’ve seen the diaper commercial where the mom is throwing out binky after binky that falls on the floor with the first child. By the second child, she’s rinsing it off or putting it in her mouth to somehow sanitize it (Does that really work? We’re thinking not.). If it showed the third child, that mom would just pick the binky right off the floor and put it back in her baby’s mouth. The other two kids have totally brought home worse germs from school — is probably her line of thinking.

One friend told me that going from one to two kids was much worse than going from two to three. By the time you get to four or five, it’s like running a small daycare, except the older kids can help with the younger kids and the younger kids help keep you sane and not sweat the small stuff when the older kids are teenagers.

For those who have taken the leap from two to three (or more), we’d love to hear what your experiences have been like. Does each kid get easier? Or does the work exponentially grow?

Read this essay from Parenting magazine: “The Gift of the Third Child.”

Of course for Duchess Kate, a third baby comes with a nanny and probably a night nurse, too.


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