Anybody pregnant again?

Lisa - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies, I just got pregnant again (this making baby # 2) and was wondering if this has happened to anyone else on here. Also any advice on having kids 2 years apart is welcome.

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Dena - posted on 09/18/2010

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I have 2 sets of girls. My first are only 13 months apart and are now 8 and 9 years old. I didn't find it very challenging, but my first was really mild mannered and easy. I now have an 18 month old and a newborn as well. Make sure you invest in a double stroller! I recommend a Deluxe Sit 'n Stand w/ attachable infant seat. The best advice I can give is to say the new baby is their baby. Have them (not sure if you have a boy or a girl) learn how to be "nice" or "soft" with a baby doll or pet while you're pregnant. Then make sure to include them in the baby's care. I know my 18 month old loves to throw away dirty diapers (wrapped up, sealed, and I wrap a clean baby wipe around it - then we wash our hands together). My 18 month old knows what items are for her and what is the baby's and that helps, too. If there is something your child doesn't want to part with, try to find something else for the new baby. I put the swing in the living room preparing for my newborn to arrive and, even though she never used it when she was a baby, she got attached. When she sits in it, her feet touch the ground and it works like a chair for her. As long as I don't see any safety concerns, I allow her to use it and I use the bouncer seat for the newborn. It has a removable tray, 30 lb. weight limit, & I don't use the motor. I have always had my older girls stay close by telling them that sisters stick together and each other is the most important person in their lives. It has worked - they are really close and they watch out for each other in school. I have loved having them so close in age and I am looking forward to having that again with my younger girls. I hope something I have said will help you with your kids. Good luck!

Shena - posted on 09/17/2010

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My boys are 2 years and 2 weeks apart....its not the easiest but i agree with the other moms on here and just rey to include the toddler in everything; decision making, ultrasounds shopping for baby and labor time. Before I went into labor i packed a small "fun bag" for my toddler so when he came to visit for the first time and after he met the baby I gave him his bag of goodies and while everyone was holding baby I colored with him. Just try to have special time with your toddler so they dont feel left out and unappreciated. Good Luck!

Jeanean - posted on 09/16/2010

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Helllo My son is 19 months and my daugther is 2 1/2 month now i had her in june my kids are about 18 months apart give or take a few and the advice i can give you is i am learning that you need a lot of patience and you must make sure that your first child know s that you love him / her just as much i wish you the best of luck and congrats

Lu - posted on 09/16/2010

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My two daughters are 16 months apart and I would not have it any other way! We thought we wanted them 2 - 2 1/2 years apart but then I got pregnant, so that was the end of the story! :-) They are 6 and almost 5 now and they are such good friends, they don't know life without each other. I kept telling myself if I can survive the first year we'll be okay! The essential for me was to synchronize their nap schedule, so I had some me time during the day. If you can afford, a double stroller was a lifesaver! I can't imagine going shopping with them without one. And the main thing is to never blame the baby for anything that makes #1 upset. If you have to leave the playground because baby is tired, just say that mom needs to do something. Be prepared for a lot of fighting but also a lot of fun. You'll do great! Believe it or not, #2 was not as stressful as #1 was for me because I knew what I was doing. It's more physically tiring. Hope you have a great pregnancy!

Amanda - posted on 09/15/2010

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Yes I'm 37 weeks pregnant now. I have a four year old and a 19 month old. my advice would be to involve your toddler as much as you can with the pregnancy and explain as your belly expands that it is their little sibling in there. My eldest daughter did wonderful becoming a big sister and helped out a lot. we go really lucky that jealousy wasn't an issue. Also make sure to make time each day for just you and your other child even if its just for a few minutes. Congratualtions and good luck.

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Kelli - posted on 09/25/2010

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My son is 19 months old and I'm almost 14 weeks pregnant... My son will be 2 on Feb. 4th 2011 and I'm due March 31st 2011 (baby #2)

Kandi - posted on 09/25/2010

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my daughter is 19 months && im 6 months along with my 3rd baby!! my oldest and 2nd are 16 months apart and then my doughter and last one will by 23 months apart.i sugg.just really trying to let them kno what theres going to be a new bby and asking them if theyre going to help you and stuff,both mine are so excited to meet their sister bc they say they cnt wait to help mommy!! lol

Melissa - posted on 09/24/2010

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I am. Daughter was born Feb. 16th, 2009 and our next daughter is a scheduled csection for February 24th, 2011.

Christina - posted on 09/24/2010

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I got pregnant 7 months after my first child andwhen my second child was born that made them only 15 months apart. It was hard but, I thought of introducing a baby doll and having me hold the doll so my first child would get used to seeing me with another child. I also let my first daughter talk to my belly so she knows someone was in there... anything to prepare your first child to see you with another child or interact with the baby will help introduce the thought of another person/sibling in the house. After birth, just make sure you involve your first child as much as possible with taking care of baby. They love to help and make mommy happy. Plus catch a nap whenever possible... I had my last daughter almost two years ago and I am still so tired all the time. You can handle two... I thought I couldn't and I was so nervous to have another little one to take care of... but to be honest, it comes naturally... you get into a routine and things just go smoother than you think. It is hard sometimes but I still have my sanity. :) and twice the love!

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IM NOT PREGNANT NOW BUT I HAVE 2 CHILDREN 12 MONTHS 3 WEEKS APART ,BEING ORGANISED IS THE BEST THING ITS HARD WORK IM NOT GOING TO LIE BUT THEY R THE BEST THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO ME I ALSO HAVE AN 8 YEAR OLD 2 WHO HELPS ME ALOT GOOD LUCK

Megan - posted on 09/22/2010

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i just saw the two little lines today!! very excited about number two! my daughter just turned 19months so i think this is the perfect gap. my siblings and i were all 2 to 3 years apart and we are all great friends now. congrats to everyone else!

Kerry - posted on 09/22/2010

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I'm almost 21 weeks pregnant with my 2nd who is due on my son's 2nd birthday, so this should be interesting : )

Stephanie - posted on 09/21/2010

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I have two daughters... 13.5 months apart. The oldest is 19 months currently. Prepare for your new arrival with your firstborn. Explain to them using a doll or a stuffed animal that the new addition is going to be fragile and will need lots of care and love. This will help the older sibling become a better big sibling, and he/she will in return help you out more. I found that adjusting the younger one's sleeping/nap time schedule to go along with the oldest child (during the older child's nap time) helped me have more "me time" for relaxing, cleaning, sleeping, ect. Don't be afraid to ask your husband, neighbors, friends, and who-ever else you can think of to give help you out by watching the kids every now and then so you can just relax. You will need this. Lots of deep breaths come in handy. Just remember to breathe! Laugh with them, give them all of the love you can (and they'll do the same for you, each other, and the dad) and be sure to not over analyze everything... the kids will show their affection to each other in sometimes not so loving ways, but with a calm rational head and example from you, they will show their love in a more gentle way. Encourage your oldest that being an older sibling can be fun and when you can, try making a game out of caring for the new baby... (Example: have the sibling play peek-a-boo with the baby using a rag while washing his or her face. There are many things "games" that you can come up with to help welcome the baby into the family.) Encourage the older child to help if he/she so desires to do so, don't push them away for trying to help. In doing these things with my oldest daughter, she has becoming very caring for her sister. Any time the baby cries, her older sister is right there trying to calm her down. Good luck! I know its rough, but they are such a joy. Hopefully this will be helpful to ya.

Stevie - posted on 09/21/2010

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My son was born 2/12/2009 and I am pregnant with our second child 5/1/2011. I wanted them to be close enough in age to have a closer relationship (my husband and his brother are over 4 years apart and never were very interested in the same things growing up) but also wanted to give my first child enough "alone" time with us.
I am most nervous about breastfeeding my second child and keeping my first one out of trouble during that time!

Bobbi - posted on 09/21/2010

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We had our children only 10 months and 9 days apart!! Our son Cameron was born on February 9th, and then our twins Caedyn and Caelee were born on December 18th. I hope everything works out for you! It was really hard at first to get used to, but you fall into a schedule in no time. Or least I did! Good luck!

Ally - posted on 09/21/2010

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Hi Lisa, I'll be 26 weeks this friday.My daughter is 19 months old. I'm due first Jan.Abby loves to lay her head on my tummy and talk to the baby...kisses and pats my tummy... which surprises me because she's never seen anyone to that to me...we just told her there's a baby inside mummy's tummy. I can't wait to see how she will react to her baby brother when he gets here.

Jennifer - posted on 09/20/2010

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We recently just had our 2nd baby. The children are 17 months apart. Absolutely, as a family we are busy, however, this gives us time to just stay in 'baby mode' awhile longer. ie. baby proofing, toys, clothes, highchair etc. Have a great experience and congratulations!

Meggy - posted on 09/20/2010

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I am too! 21 weeks now...my first son was born 2nd Feb 2009 and the due date for 2nd baby is 29th Jan 2011...so 2 years exactly apart...^^

Camille - posted on 09/20/2010

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my oldest and soon to be middle child are exactly 2 yrs apart (both born on valentine's day!) and i'm due to have my 3rd in december! best advice i can give, accept all the help that's offered (and ask if its not!), try to remember to still have special time with the oldest, and involve him/her in the whole pregancy! let them help pick out baby clothes, read to the baby, rub your belly...make it fun for them too! i won't lie, it's a lot of work, especially in the beginning, but it's nice that they have a live in playmate!

Keiran - posted on 09/20/2010

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i am 14 weeks pregnant and due on march 27th my son will be 2years and 1month, i myself is quite unsure my obgyn told me that he will regress for the first 6-8 weeks because he will be jealous of the other baby but after that the challenge will be me getting enough rest since his sleeping pattern will not be as a newborn.. good luck ;-)

Raelene - posted on 09/20/2010

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my daughter is 19 months also and i am 19 weeks pregnant with my second due on the 14th of febuary 2011.

Amber - posted on 09/19/2010

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All i can say is make sure the oldest is involed have them get u diapers or somethin like that, it would go smooth

Ana Maria - posted on 09/18/2010

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hey lisa
i have a baby girl which will turn 20 months next month and i am also supposed to give birth to my second baby on the 27th next month

Jessica - posted on 09/18/2010

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I am 14 weeks pregnant with Twins!!!! They are due on March 19th, 2011 but my doctor says he will probably deliver them at 37 weeks, which is the week of Feb 25, my daughter will turn 2 on Feb 27th, 2011. 50% of twins come at 36 weeks. So I am freaking a bit. Everyone that I talk to says you just need to get everyone on a schedule.

Jodi - posted on 09/18/2010

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My daughter was born 2/12/09 and I am due with #2 (a boy) on 2/20/11. I try to spend some time with other kids at playgroup so she will get used to the idea of not having my undivided attention all of the time. I can't yet tell you whether it helps when the baby is born but I am hopeful. I am finding this pregnancy to be somewhat easier since I am now a stay-at-home mom and can nap when my toddler naps. My home may not be the cleanest it has ever been but at least I feel pretty good.

Felicia - posted on 09/17/2010

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hi i have a 19 month old and just had a little boy 4 weeks ago lexi is good she helps out gets nappies likes to help wash baby and loves holding him and kissing him however she doesnt understand how rough she is being and tends to hold him a little too tight or tries to lay on top of him then gets cranky if you tell her to stop

Leslie - posted on 09/17/2010

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I am preggers and will have two 21 months apart. Don't have much advice yet since DD isn't here yet. Just try your best to enjoy. And know that being pregnant when you have a young one isn't near as easy as being pregnant the first time, at least in my experience.

Rose - posted on 09/17/2010

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I am pregnant 6 weeks today and my son is a feb 2009 baby (19 months). I have a 7 year old (8 in Nov) girl also. I am a little scared of having a toddler and a newborn, but I think I'll be fine.

Ericka - posted on 09/17/2010

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I am pregnant again, with baby #3!! I'm due in November! My first two are 15 months apart and the last two will be 20 months apart!

Angela - posted on 09/17/2010

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Hi, my boy/girl twins are 19months and I am now 22 weeks with number #3- I think it's going to be hard next year, especially breatfeeding again running after 2, but, in the long run...the kids will benefit from being close in age!!

Stephanie - posted on 09/16/2010

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My sister is the poor thing. My mum had us all together and she says a strict routine helped her with 3 babies.

Briana - posted on 09/16/2010

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I am 30 weeks pregnant with our 2nd. My daughter is 19 months old and will be 20 or 21 months old when she is born. It's been pretty interesting being pregnant and dealing with the demands of a growing toddler!

Emilee - posted on 09/16/2010

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Hello. My girls are 18 months apart. My best advice is be prepared. Have bottles and sippie cups already made. Lay the kids clothes out, pack the diaper bag etc. the night before.

Kim - posted on 09/16/2010

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My oldest was born Feb 19th 2007, and my younger son was Feb 22,2009. Thats 2 years and 3 days apart. I love the age gap. I think its perfect! Jayson was old enough to understand once the baby came out what was going on. And loved and still does love to help out with what he can. getting diapers, holding bottles, now that they are older they play together alot. being close in age is a plus for them. they still like all the same tv shows and toys and books. Makes life easier. The only hard part is birthday parties with them only being 3 days away from each other! I had a joint party last year since my youngest was still to young to protest!

Im also pregnant again, and this age gap will be even closer. Im due Oct 18th when my Son Aiden will be just shy of 20 months. Also with another little boy.. So my boys will have another playmate and hopfully make it easy still. Good luck!

Michele - posted on 09/16/2010

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Yes, I am 36 weeks pregnant, and my little boy is 19 months old. He is quite a handful so getting worried about how he will react when the baby is born. Trying to explain to him about the baby in mummy's tummy but he lifts his own t-shirt up and points to his own tummy!!

Evon - posted on 09/15/2010

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MINE IS FEB 10 2009 ! MY FIRST DAUGHTER BORN IN JULY 2007.
MY 3RD BABY 15 OCT 2010

Nerissa - posted on 09/15/2010

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I am too! My first was born Feb 14 2009 and I am due with my second around May 4 2011. Good luck!

Angela - posted on 09/15/2010

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My son is 19 months old and I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I think 2 years apart is great and my friend gave me the advice is to make sure your toddler is involved with the pregnancy and after the baby is born. Make sure they feel special for being a good big brother or sister.

Dana - posted on 09/15/2010

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Im due Oct 22nd....my girls will 3 months shy of 2yrs apart! I dont really have advice since my lil one isnt here yet...but Im not to worried about it stay positive and make sure you have a good support system behind you! I dont know what I would do with out friends and family! Good Luck!!!

Sylvia - posted on 09/15/2010

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I just had twins on the 28th of August and I have an 18month old daughter. So far she's been fantastic, loves to give the babies hugs and kisses, like helping mummy by fetching nappies and wipes, helps hold the bottles at feeding time and helping to wash them.

We're just making sure she gets lots of attention from everyone in the family and doesn't feel left out. We thought she would be really jealous but she's done us proud. . . so far!

Helen - posted on 09/13/2010

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me!

7 wks so due 2 May 2011, although expecting beany to be earlier than that because I want a C section. (last time was a nightmare that resulted in emergency c section, so wanting to avoid the crap this time!)

Mel - posted on 09/13/2010

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my 2 girls were born 18m apart they're now 19m and 3 yrs, the best advice i can give is go with the flow and enjoy it and make sure u envolve your older child in baby activities like nappy changing and try and make time for him/ her to play and cuddle when baby is asleep, hope this helps x

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I am. I currently 16 weeks, baby is due Feb 27,11. Congrats and best of luck. I have no advice as this will be number 2 for me as well.

Krista - posted on 09/09/2010

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I AM! my daughter is almost 6 months old and im 4months pregnant. so they wont even be a year apart! im sorry i have no advice for you tho, im unsure myself.

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