has anyone thought of having another baby

Hayley - posted on 06/28/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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hi my son was born on the 19 of oct and i don't know when to have another baby i want to have them close in ages so they can keep each other company but i don't want to take my attention a way from him he is my first child and i love being a mummy i am nearly 22, how close together is everyone elses children xx

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MY October baby is my second. Her older sister is 10 months 3 weeks older than her.

At first it wAs fairly easy, she slept all the time, was no problems. Between 4 and 7 months I found really hard. The separation anxiety from the baby puts alot of pressure on and did take time away from my young toddler.

Now at 8 months, my toddler is 19 months they are starting to make each other laugh and are playing together. My baby is still having 2 nightly feeds so I'm physically exhausted, but seeing my two girls together is the most beautiful thing in the world.

The eldest does have to grow up faster and you expect more from them. They also become very independent, but I found with mine...also very nurturing of their younger sibling.

Goodluck.

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JESSICA - posted on 07/12/2010

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I've thought about it actually when my daughter was only 3 months old lol the a little bit more than a year a part I think is perfect. that way they can play & be kids

Caitlin - posted on 07/11/2010

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My daughter was born Oct 6 and we're due Jan 23 (unplanned!). We're nervous how stressful it may be but we're kind of excited. We know it will be difficult with two in diapers but everyone who has had kids close together says they'll be really close.
We do have an older child (my step-daughter) who is 8 and she is a huge help with her baby sister.
So it's going to be interesting but we're looking forward to it.

Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 07/11/2010

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my first is 6 in feb and now my little boy be one in october. but ive thort of having another. but i would wait til they are one and half, then by the time u try and wait the 9months for the new one, ur first will be walking and maybe in nursery, then they still be close but u've had ur time with them too. i thort mine would be mega jealous cos she was the only one for 5 years but she just helped me x

Siobhan - posted on 07/11/2010

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my son was born oct 20th and i wanted another child close to his age and i got pregnant again wen my son was 7 months wen but i lost the second at 13 weeks so i think it might of been to close so i'm leaving it now for a couple of years... but good luck if you decide to have one now :D xx

Maygan - posted on 07/10/2010

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I have a 4 year old (well turning four next week) girl, a 9 month old and I am now 10-12 weeks pregnant.

Tracey - posted on 07/09/2010

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I have an 8 year old (March 2002), a 4 year old (November 2005) and my 9 month old (October 2009). I happen to LOVE the spacing. My 8 and 4 year olds are really best friends. They get along great! I know when my youngest is a bit older, they'll all be great friends!

I don't think there's any such thing as perfect spacing. Whatever you decide will be the best for your family!

Olivia - posted on 07/09/2010

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My kids are 12 years apart. I am definetly done now!!! I would suggest having more before you reach your 30's. It is much harder to be pregnant when you are older.

Erin - posted on 07/08/2010

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My son was born on oct. 11th. My husband and i want our children close in age. So we started trying again when our son was 7 months. No luck yet. I am waiting to see if I am pregnant this month which if i am would make them 18 months apart. Which I think is a perfect age diff. My son loves playing with his cousins and our friends kids. So i think he'll make a great big brother.

Cassandra - posted on 07/06/2010

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my daughter zoe was born the 16th. she gets lonely as well, cause she is extremely playful.i want to have another baby so badly right now, but having another baby wouldn't fit into my life very well. Luckily, i found a family that has (get this) 5 kids. i baby sit for them, and take my daughter with me on a regular basis. she loves playing with the other baby (16 mo.) and younger kids (girl is 3 and boy is 4). even the bigger kids (boys, 6 and 11) take turns keeping her company. My daughter is constantly being played with, or talked to, or fed or sleeping. if it weren't for this family i would most definitely of had another child by now. :)

Amanda - posted on 07/06/2010

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My son was born october 20th, my first. I also want my kids close together, I wanted them a year exact, but due to some health issues, was unable to concieve, so we are now trying for our second!

Sharon - posted on 07/05/2010

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My little boy has just turned 8mths and we will start trying this month, that'll make them about 18mths apart of we fall pregnant fast again.

Bobbi - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son will turn 9 months (born Oct 19th) and im 15 weeks pregnant with my second. All my sibling are 4 years and older than me. But I wanted mine to be close in age so roughly 14 months apart in age when the baby will be born. its up to you how far apart in age you want them hun.

Misty - posted on 07/03/2010

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I don't know if I want anymore children but everyone tells me to space it where they are 18 months apart... I don't particularly know the rules but it seems to work for my sister

Allison - posted on 07/03/2010

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My husband and I love kids and my daughter was our first child. I am 22, he is 25, and my girl just turned 9 months (born Oct 1st) I am a already about 4 months prego and planning on these 2 kids bonding and playing together, hopefuly that will help with the separation anxiety my unborn will have around 8months if he/she has a constant friend. After this second one, we plan on waiting 2-3 years and see how its working out before we try for a 3rd.

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My mum had 3 kids 2 yrs apart each and i found that was a really good age difference as we were growing up.

Kimberly - posted on 07/01/2010

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I am 21 and we have been thinking about trying for another at the beginning of 2011. it took us 6 months to get pregnant with our daughter so not sure if it will be faster the second time around but. We want our daughter to be out diapers before having another so we don't have 2 children in diapers. :)

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Hi my son was born 12th Oct - he is also my first. Like you I want my children to be close in age, my brother and I was only 16 months apart and are really close. I have spoken to mums who have had children relatively closely together and they told me that it is difficult having children so close but it is so worth it. Hopefully I will not take too long to get pg with my next baby (I have fertility issues) as it took over 3 years to get pg with my son.

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