I think I want another baby, but I don't know if it's the right time. PLEASE HELP!

Heidi - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I love my full time job, and currently my son is at a great baby sitter's. I would like to have another, but not quite sure about what my job may think. I have only been there 6 months, but absolutely love working full time and my job is great. I am so torn in the middle, my heart says it's time for another baby. What do you think?

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Elham - posted on 10/18/2010

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I too think that you shoul go for it, family is more important than anything in the world& and many women who delayed pregnancy, lost the chance for this great gift and regreted it.

Diane - posted on 10/13/2010

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There's NEVER a perfect time for a baby, listen to your heart & see what your hubby thinks also

Marnie - posted on 10/04/2010

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If you are planning on a standard 6-8 week maternity leave, it should not be a problem with your job. If you want to take a longer leave or if being pregnant physically impacts your job I guess those are things you would have to discuss with a supervisor. I think if you are ready for another baby and it works for your family, then you should move in that direction. There never seems to be a perfect time for a baby anyway. Good luck!

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Heather - posted on 10/23/2010

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have another, by the time you have it, you will have worked there over a year, so your fine. and its the perfect age, I am currently pregnant with no.2, and am due 3wks after my sons birthday. My dr said this is the perfect age for Owen to become a big brother, good luck!

Elham - posted on 10/20/2010

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I know how stressful to have two children that are close in age to each other, it's like you're having twins, but believe me better take all the pain at once, then when they grow up together you will know how lucky you are and that your moments of stress and endless exhaustion finally paid off

Nicki - posted on 10/19/2010

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I have an 18 month old and now a 6 week old baby and let me tell you that 2 kids that close together is not twice as hard... it's 10 times as hard! And that doesn't even factor in the work scenario. If your heart says it's time, then by all means listen to it! I love my babies more than anything, but the stress level is definitely higher and it's more demanding. Looking back I think I would have waited another year or so. Luckily my work was very understanding and flexible with me, but my family is first and if it came down to it I would have found another job before putting my family on hold. Good luck with everything!

Kimberly - posted on 10/16/2010

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First of all every one is saying you might not get pregnant right away but you might don't let that fool ya. It can take time. But it Can happen when.You least expect it. I say follow your heart and your husbands heart and go with the flow. My friend had one child and got pregnant two months after having her last. She is so happy :) and so will You! Enjoy it!

Linda - posted on 10/16/2010

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In my opinion I think that you should think about the pros and cons of it. Think about what makes you happy and what you really want out of life. Try not to worry so much and decide what is best for you. Most jobs offer some sort of maternity leave so that shouldn't be much of a problem. Also, you probably wont get pregnant right away so that will give you more time at your job before this does happen. Good luck and hope everything works out the way that you want it to.

Marlene - posted on 10/15/2010

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I live in Canada, where we get 1 year mat leave. I know a few people that are already pregnant by the time they get back. Some employers don't care, others do, but when it comes to family, do what you want. There are other jobs out there if you need, but work can never fill that void and you'll end up regretting it if you wait and something happens that you can't get pregnant anymore. Family planning should never be something to discuss with an employer, sometimes, you just have to do what's right for you and your family.

Jessica - posted on 10/15/2010

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I agree, there´s never a perfect time for a baby, we always want more and more, and time passes by and we get old, I would also suggest to go for it, your kids will have a perfect time between one and the other (sorry ´bout my english) Good Luck!

Amanda - posted on 10/13/2010

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Go for it. It may take another six months or so to fall pregnant again any way.

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