I just had our fourth and so far so good, of course, it's only been three weeks! Adding our third went pretty well though so I'm expecting the same with the new baby. Our kids are 6, 3, 16 months and 3 weeks.
I work full-time, as does my husband, although he has a more flexible schedule than I do so that really helps out. We truly are a team and I don't think I ever would have had four kids if my husband wasn't the type to deal with dirty diapers, night feedings, transporting the kids, etc. Right now with the newborn and that whole mommy brain thing, I'm a little out of sorts with regards to keeping track of all the schedules but I know that will get better once the baby is a little older and has more of a routine. Having multiple children does require a certain level of organization.
Financially I'll be honest and say it's a bit stressful. There's the cost for our babysitter and also school tuition and then everything that comes with school like lunches, uniforms, field trips and it all starts to add up. We just recently signed the two oldest up for swimming and ballet and it hit me that affording lessons, sports and such for four is going to get really tight. I think that for most people there is a trade-off in having three plus kids. Some people love the idea of traveling a lot with their kids, fully funding their college tuition, etc. and the reality is that once you have three, four or more kids for many families those things are no longer going to be affordable. But, at the same time, I know we'll find a way to make it all work.
Our kids all really love one another and there's nothing better than
seeing them all playing and laughing together.