Jenna - posted on 02/04/2010
I'm due again in June, so my kiddos will be about 14 months apart. It wasn't what we planned, but I'm excited anyway. I have found it difficult though, because I can't explain to my son that Mama's going to have another baby. When I say "baby" he thinks I mean him. Oh well, guess he'll figure that out when we come home from the hospital with a little baby.
Vicki - posted on 02/02/2010
Nope!! I've heard it is a great timing. I'm expecting my third when my second will be 15 months. I have a few friends with children spaced just like this and they "are the best of friends" is all I hear from them. But I'm a little nervous about it myself!! My first is 8 yrs old! So there's quite the gap there, and I kind of like it! :) Good luck to you!!
LauraBeth - posted on 02/01/2010
I am due Sept. 23 my children will be 18th months apart!! I am so excited I know that the will be close!! We are on Team Girl this time around, I wish every mommy the best!! I am also potty training Gabriel now and so far he has done really well with it!! You will do great!!
Summer - posted on 02/01/2010
You know I totally get where you're coming from! I just found out last week that I'm pregnant again and my daughter was born on April 27th. At first I was super excited! And now the more I think about it the more anxious I get. I know its a big job and I know its a blessing but...yikes! But on the bright side my mom and her only brother are only 11 mo apart and they're the best of friends, as are my oldest brother and sister. I mean we all get along butthey just have a special relationship and the same thing with my husband and his brother. I don't think anyone really plan to have 2 babies to change their diapers and bottles to make and all that but when I see how my 3 yr old is when she plays with my 9 mo old I realize its totally worth it. Now my freak out comes from the fact that twins run in both our families and while I've dodged that bullet so far I can't imagine changing 3 diapers...yikes! Double yikes...no no tripple yikes! I just have to chant its worth it until I calm my nerves. Good luck!
Congratulations! I wish I was pregnant again, but am having a hard time convincing my husband! ;-) In my family we are all 18 months apart and it was great. I am close with both my younger brother and sister. If you are worried about the expense of nappies use cloth! It isn't that much more work and SO much better for our environment. All the best for your first trimester.
Merry - posted on 01/06/2010
congratulations Gemma i hope your man is up to it and is a good help to you! you can do it and i know that you will find a day when you say you are so glad it worked out this way, hough im not going to guess when that day will come ;) when are you due with #2?
Annika - posted on 12/31/2009
No, not at all, Congratulations! You should celabrate!
I have three children, the first two are 18 mo apart, and the second and third are 17 mo apart. It is tuff at times while they are so young BUT... :) it get SO much better. My two oldest (boy & girl) are best friends.
Wow, you have been very blessed, enjoy your beautiful growing family :)
Melissa - posted on 12/29/2009
Out of my 5 kids I have two that are 15 months apart and you know its a little crazy sometimes but the are good friends. They are 4 and 5 years old and get along pretty well. They are bound to fight daily but you know what when they play together and talk together like best friends it is heart warming!
Danielle - posted on 12/28/2009
My daughter was born April 27th (1 week late). I am pregnant again and am due April 9th. So my babies should be around 11 to 11 1/2 months apart. It will be difficult sometimes but there are always difficulties with a 2nd, 3rd etc. child because you have to divide your time and prioritize. I think it will actually be easier because they younger they are, the easier they will adjust to the change.
My dr said I shouldn't have any difficulties because I am young and my body doesn't need as much time to recover.
Good luck with your little ones. Always keep in mind (especially when stressed) that they are blessings and never pass up help from anyone.
Meggan - posted on 12/28/2009
I found out I was pregnant with my second son when my first son wasn't even 4 months old. They ended up being due on the same day. The only thing medically there was to worry about was low amniotic fluid according to my midwife. My sons are really close. Everyone thinks they are twins.
Melissa - posted on 12/28/2009
I don't think it is too close at all. I have 4 children. 12 year, 3yr , 2yr, 9 month old and i am currently pregnant due in May. It's a little crazy having them close in age but as they grow up it is so cute. My 3 and 2 year act like twins they do everything together.
Melody - posted on 12/28/2009
well my son was born on 11th april 2009 and my next one (a little boy too) is due on 8th may 2010! i wasnt plannin or expecting it, it just sort of happened! initially i was scared and hesitant but now im really coming round to the idea. it will be hard, no doubt about that but it's great that they are so close in age as i am one year older than my younger sister and we are the best of friends!
Faith - posted on 12/27/2009
It'll be hard, but (keep your fingers crossed) great when they're older. I have a 2 year old- my two are 21 months apart.... it's tough having 2 in diapers, and having 2 "babies", but I do think it will make them closer. Yours will be about... 17-18 months? I think it'll be fine, but get as much help as you can, and if you work.. start shopping for daycare now- it costs me a fortune every month, and there's no end in sight. The first 2 months, I think, are the hardest. It is SUPER fun to see your older "baby" interact with the new one. Good luck!
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