How long did it take you to conceive baby number 2?

Vanessa - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Im trying for my second, i was lucky with my first as she was conceived first time, but this time not as quick, just wondered how long it took other people, thanks.

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LOL I got pregnant with my daughter using birth control at age 39 (my son was 3 and I was in nursing school). I conceived my son the first time, too. So, for me, it was a little too easy. I LOVE my daughter, but I wish we could have waited until my son was in school. I now have an 11 mo and a 4 yo (with a late birthday so he's not eligible for regular preschool) at home because most of my paycheck would go to preschool and daycare. For me, having both at home is very hard.

Good luck.

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It took me ages to get pregnant with my first child. My second was only about 4 months of happy trying and little Charley was our surprise child, but as they say, play with fire ...(or without birth control ;0) ) There is a 8 year age gap between my eldest son and my daughter, which is fantastic as he is wonderful with the littlies and 22 months between my daughter and Charley. She was 14 months old when I got pregnant with him.

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Shamarra - posted on 01/30/2010

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Congratulations on the pregnancy Vanessa, that is great news. Do you know when you are due?

I suppose I will reply to the question too :p I fell pregnant with #2 after 3 months of trying.

Christy - posted on 01/30/2010

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My son (now 14) was a surprise three months after my wedding. We tried for ten years to have another, even taking some fertility, no luck. I was on birth control for my second who is now 11 months. She was a "take four more tests just to be sure" baby

Susan - posted on 01/29/2010

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My first (and only) took us about three years of trying - never had any problems getting preg, but lost two pregnancies before conceiving him. We originally thought we would try for #2 when he reached a year (next week), but I still haven't gotten my period back since I am breastfeeding. We'll wait and see what happens.

Mellisa - posted on 01/23/2010

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Hi it took us 6mths to get our first who is now 11yrs ,took 3yrs to get number 2 she is 8yrs,and it took us 7.5yrs to get number 3 and she will be 1yrs in a couple of weeks.

Justine - posted on 01/23/2010

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Ive have fallen pregnant first go three times now so its been easy for me. I just used to work out when I was ovulating. A friend of mine used a kit and fell pregnant quite quickly after trying for several months.

Lora - posted on 01/23/2010

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it too me and my hubby 5 yrs to concieve our twins we lost and another 3 to concieve our 10 month old, our first was no trying at all

CJ - posted on 01/12/2010

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Well, it took me and my fiance a year before we conceived our daughter...so I say just stick it out. Also, we weren't so much trying as just not trying to prevent it, so if you are keeping track of when you're ovulating and all that, it might not take as long.

Sonya - posted on 01/11/2010

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i got pregnant the day after i stopped breast feeding so when my first son was 6 months old :) good luck

Katie - posted on 01/11/2010

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We had our first daughter 5.5 years ago. We tried to get pregnant for 14 months before the dr. finally said that I probably wouldn't be able to ever have any more children. I found out I was pregnant 4 weeks later and here we are. I was a little discouraged about the age difference, but I feel so blessed and I can't imagine life without my baby boy now!

Tameeka - posted on 01/11/2010

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hi
my first daughter was conceived quite quickly as for my second child it took me 4 years with two unexplainable miscariages my third child however came very quickly after that with whom i am pregnate with now was very un expected

Valerie & Nick - posted on 01/10/2010

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It was actually a lot easier trying for the second baby. We found out we were pregnant with baby #2 when my son was almost 4 months. (Had first baby on Feb 13th 2009 & got pregnant with my second on June 4th 2009, Due Feb.25th 2010)

Vanessa - posted on 01/04/2010

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Would just like to thank you all for your help and comments, but ive just found out that im pregnant :-) so it took us 2 months, and i count myself very lucky.

Kelly - posted on 12/17/2009

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it took 4 years for me to fall pregnant with my second child we had been to fertility specialists and tried everything the doctors recomended then last year we decided that it wasnt gonna happen and stopped trying and hey presto i fell pregnant so maybe just dont try so hard itll happen in its own time i think alot of its mind over matter i know several other people that were in the same boat as me and when they stopped trying so hard it happend for them to.

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I got pregnant with my second child the week I stopped breastfeeding my daughter. So be prepared! lol



 



Quoting Erika:

I conceived both of my children on the first try. My son was 11 months old when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Have you gotten an ovulating kit? That's what I did with my son.

Best Wishes!

Erika
http://4MyFamilyandMe.com





 

Kimberly - posted on 12/16/2009

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I have 5 soon to be 6 kids
brandon 4-21-01 he was actually supposed to come on 5-10-01.
luis 7-20-03
javier 12-28-04
ethan 8-11-07
tyler 2-18-09
im due 2-24-10.

Miranda - posted on 12/16/2009

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when i found out i was pregnant with my 2nd baby my 1st one was 3 month old my babies are only a year apart.. the dr told us that the 2nd one is much easier then the 1st me and my husband tried for almost a year and a half for the 1st one then the 2nd just cam easy

Melissa - posted on 12/16/2009

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i got pregnant when my son was 6 months old!!!!! we decided not to be carful and thought it would take longer because i was breastfeeding but the following month after not being careful i was pregnant. it was exactly the same with my first, lets just say that after baby #2 is here we are going to be very very careful!!!!

Victoria - posted on 12/13/2009

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i took me 5yrs2 fall pregnant with my daughter and i was with her dad for four months when i found out we was going to have a baby as i was trying from the age of 15 not that i wanted to be a teen mother because i wanted a baby and a family of my own as i more or less brought up my sisters two eldest children so i thought i might as well have a baby who i could love but it didnt work so i gave up hope and then on the 22nd of august 2006 i found out i was pregnant with my daughter and i was so excided i really was and then me and my daughters dad split up when i was 11 wks pregnant with my daughter and then a yr and a half late we got back 2gether and on the day before fathers day last yr i found out i was pregnant with my son i im hoping to have more children but i hope i dont have to wait to long as i want them while im in my 20s as that way i can watch them grow up and im 24 next month and iv been trying now since june but because of the depo jab its screwed up my system again i wish i ad never had that jab now and its ment to stop your periods it didnt stop mine but before when i had it it did stop them but hopefully i wont have to wait 5yrs for my next child

Liz - posted on 12/08/2009

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I got pregnant straight away with my first too, we decided to wait a few years then but when we started trying again it took me two years to get pregnant so now we have a six year age gap between our two children, I was disappointed that I didnt get pregnant as soon as i started trying but now I think it was for the best as my son is great with his little sister.

Rachel - posted on 12/08/2009

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We started trying for a second baby right after our first was born in February, but I am still breastfeeding, and I guess I am one of the people for whom it is still serving as a form of birth control! My period STILL hasn't returned. Hopefully we'll get pregnant soon, though--I don't want them to be very far apart!

Michelle - posted on 12/07/2009

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We weren't trying but I got my period back at 6 months and we were pregnant again when my son was 8 months old. Incidentally we got pregnant the first time right away as well. It depends on lots of things, but one of them is whether or not you're ovulating (which may depend on things like whether you're breastfeeding). I would try an ovulation test. I've never had to use them, but pegging down your most fertile days will help a lot.

Amber - posted on 12/07/2009

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My husband and i just decided to "not be careful" to try for # 2 but with our daughter we tried for 9 months.

Erika - posted on 12/07/2009

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I conceived both of my children on the first try. My son was 11 months old when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Have you gotten an ovulating kit? That's what I did with my son.

Best Wishes!

Erika
http://4MyFamilyandMe.com

Emily - posted on 12/07/2009

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I haven't gotten pregnant again yet because we haven't tried due to school but I hear that it is easier the second time around. Do you know the days you are most fertile?

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