Adding a third child to our family is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen to our family ever.
We’ll have a new human person to play with! Plus, both Beanie and Bug will be big siblings, completely changing their dynamic with us and each other, and the baby.
But besides excitement, I’m honestly feeling another emotion right now: anxiety. But not for the reasons you may think.
Sure, having another mouth to feed and behind to wipe and such is a daunting task. The responsibility is immense. But we’ve done that before. Twice. I’m not worried about that.
No, my anxiety is as much logistical as it is practical.
Our two kids both have their full calendars – daycare, soccer practice, swim lessons, birthday parties, playdates. After the baby is born, I’ll be “owning” those calendars for a while, preparing, packing, picking-up, everything.
Add a baby to the mix and I’m sincerely concerned about spending enough quality time with all three.
For dads of three (or more) – how do you balance time with all of your kids?