anyone pregnant again?!
Laura - posted on 07/14/2011
I have a boy and a girl 14 months apart and I'm pregnant again. This one will be 15 months after my daughter. So far with two young kids close together, is SOOO busy but SOOO worth it! They have such a close relationship and play really well together. It is a little nuts at times, but everyone I've talked to who have older kids who were born close together, say they wouldn't have it any other way :)
Karen - posted on 06/24/2011
My little one was born July 21 and we are expecting...twins!! WOW! That will make 11 kiddos for us and I am beyond excited although nervous about delivering twins. To the OP: I loved having #2 - it was so much easier than #1 and I loved having them close together (13 months). I found it easier to have my babies closer together than further apart but that is just me. :)
Emma - I totally agree that #4 (and above) is so much easier than the first 3!
Fiona - posted on 06/11/2011
My daughter is 10 months and i am due in sept, she came at 32 weeks due to health and i finding it diffcult to cope now as health is brilliant but i wouldnt swap it for anything. bump is a boy so i have one of each and i over the moon .. the gap shud b at least 12 months fingers crossed but i think thats better than a long time apart .
Jenny - posted on 06/11/2011
I am due with #6 on Nov 19th - my youngest is just about a year... he was born July 2 last year. So, the babies will be about 16 months apart... this will be the second set that I have that are less the 18 months apart or "Irish Twins" as the call them. I can be hard at times to have them that close, by my now 7 yr old girl & 6 yr old boy get along most of the time & have a hard time being apart to long. Eventhough they have sperate bedrooms - they end up sleeping in the same rooms most of the time. My boy wouldn't do anything unless his sister was there for a long time. Pre-school helped that though - now he is able to do things on his own, but he still looks out for his sister more so then the brother that is 3 yrs younger.
Honestly - there is pluses & negatives to all age gaps... but all in all - the love you have for your kids don't chage based on an age gap.
Congratz on #2 - enjoy them both the best you can :)
We are currently trying to get pregnant again! Havent gotten a period yet so keeping my fingers crossed that it doent come at all. I want to test already but i dont know if its too soon yet. Congrats! And i hear its hard when they are both in diapers but when they get older its easy :D
Amanda - posted on 06/07/2011
Congrats! That is very exciting! I would have liked mine that close but we got married in between and my husband wanted to wait for a second. My girls are 12 days short of being 3 years apart. I do love the age gap cause my 3 year old is very helpful but I want my third to be closer than 3 years!
Anna - posted on 06/07/2011
My son is almost 11 months and i'm almost 8 months pregnant with our second, due three weeks after my sons 1st bday. My daughter is 2 1/2 and 20 months older than my second. (So when my third is born they'll be 33m, 12m, and then the newborn.) My second baby was a total surprise and we were going to wait five years between them. However, I am SOOOO thankful/happy it worked out that way and then we planned to have them all close together. My daughter and son get along great and although they're on different levels they still have tons of fun together. Now with my third child, and it being a boy, him and my son will be only a year apart and i'm assuming they'll be very close as well.
Leona - posted on 06/06/2011
First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS on being Blessed with your second pregnancy. I know it may not be what you would like to hear, but it is such a Blessing.
I remember when I found out I was pregnant with baby 2, I was taken back and was filled with so much guilt. I kept thinking that I was doing the first one such an injustice because they would be so close in age and how would I be able to spend equal time with them and how can I love them equally........... And my woes were long.
Now I am so happy to have had them so close in age. They are 14 months and 8 days apart in age and are both such lively adorable little people with a lust for life; its infectious. Juno (2 years) and Kindra (11 months) are good friends and they each understand when the one needs "mom time". I also find that learning time and fun time to be more rewarding because its activities they can do together and I (on a selfish note) do not have to repeat these activities no more than is needed. Yes there are some challenges one needs to overcome but my experience thus far has been more positive than negative and I wish those POSITIVE experiences upon you, hubby and baby 1. Embrace this time as it goes by so quick. Before you know it, you will be sending them off to school, then college and before long, they get married.
Have a happy pregnancy and healthy pregnancy. Keep us posted on your experiences!
Callie - posted on 06/05/2011
yes emma, i actually have had people already look down apon me for how close they'll be ... it hurts becuz i'll be 30 july 12 and all of my family is done with the change at 38-40 so my 35 is now ... i no its not gonna be the easliest thing ive ever done but i figure if i do it while im still used to it being hard, then i'll never remember the easy becuz ive been doing this with shelby for so long already :O) and thanks to all the other ladies that posted :O)
Kate - posted on 06/05/2011
i have a little girl whose 4 in september another who will be 1 on 14 july and i'm currently 35 weeks pregnant with number 3!!!!!!!!!! (a boy) infact i'm having a n elective section on the 5 July so there will be 9 days short of 1 year between my younger 2. going to be very interesting. dont think my partner has any idea how much he's going to have to do. anyone else with gaps that close who could offer some advice??????? xxx
Emma - posted on 06/05/2011
I actually have four children under five, in fact they were all under four when my ten month old was born and we are expecting number five. We are hoping to have eight all together. It is brilliant having them so close. They all get on really well, and play together. They entertain each other which means that there is actually less work for me to do. That isn't me being lazy, far from it. We believe in teaching children to be independent from an early age, getting them to help around the house and help each other. It means you are dealing with nappies and prams for longer and you have to have patience, teaching all the same things constantly, but if you want to do it it is very rewarding to have children close together. It is easier once you get to the fourth (for people who want that many). Two or three are more difficult.
Don't let people put you off doing what you want. If you feel like you can parent children close together then ignore people who try and put you down for getting pregnant so quickly. Such comments usually come from people who are jealous, inexperienced or have a job that tells them to say things like that as mandatory (such as health visitor).
Sarah - posted on 06/02/2011
Hi, My first child was only 7months when i got pregnant with my second and they are great together. They're both boys but are best friends and get along well most of the time. I will be honest and say the first 6 weeks are hard when your trying to figger out how the new baby works but once the bub can start interacting with the older one it's great. A close gap like that generally meens that your child is still at the age where they play by themself really well where as a 2 year old will want alot of your attention therefore making it harder. I then had a 2.5 year gap which was harder. Good Luck and Congratulations!
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