My mom had two natural, then a emergency c section, then another natural, she said natural was much easier, and much easier to bounce back from.
Hear you on the hand me downs, our first four being girls, 5,7,11,16, many hand me downs. It's awesome sometimes when one puts on something cute, and you can remember the others when they wore it, kinda like a trip down memory lane Lol!
With the boy we are lucky, wife's sister is a neat freak, her boys clothes were like brand new and all expensive name brand stuff, she only had one. The amount of $ of Harley Davidson jackets, coats and sweatshirts our boy got from them, we could have paid for new clothes for all our kids Lol!
Good luck henn!