Pregnant again

User - posted on 04/17/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi all! I'm mum to Maxx who is nine months old. I always thought that when my first was about 9 months we'd start trying again... but I'm already 6 months pregnant (yes I'm a little crazy). So they'll only be 12 months apart. In fact my last ultrasound said the new baby has the same due date as what Maxx's due date was - which is quite funny.



It's all pretty exciting! I've always been one who is up for a challenge but this seems to be biggest yet... after becoming a mum in the first place of course. I feel prepared in some ways such as the birth and having a new born again because I've had one now... and don't have to learn everything again. But in other ways, I'm getting more nervous by the day about having two babies only a year apart. Right now Maxx is demanding so much of my attention, I'm struggling to imagine what it's going to be like with a new born as well.



I can't wait for my baby to born, but can... if you know what I mean.



I'm interested if anyone else is pregnant again or planning? Or has two babies so close?

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Lorena - posted on 05/04/2009

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I have a 10 months old son and I am 6 months pregnant, it'll be a 13 months gap between them. We didn't plan it, it just happend but I am happy they will be so close in age, they will be able to play together a lot more. We found out I am expecting a girl I am very excited! I am lucky my mom will be here to take care of the oldest, otherwise I would go crazy I guess but many people can do it, its not impossible. Did you find out the sex of the baby? Good luck and God bless your family!

Ann - posted on 05/04/2009

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I had my second child 11 1/2 months after having my first one. The hardest thing is that the older baby didn't have a clue as to really what was going on. He just knew that someone else was taking up his time with Mommy. For the first two weeks, every time one cried, the other did because they knew something was wrong with the other one. Now, at a little over nine months for the youngest one, they are VERY close. As another mother said, they will look at each other and just start laughing, or the oldest one will start to really play with the younger one. I had two boys and have had to label the backs of the pictures I have developed to know which is which, because the nine month old is almost the same size as his older brother already. It is great having two close, because now I see that they will be close and play well together. I will say that you are going to have to have a lot of patience, especially if you are going to try to breastfeed. I was lucky and had a mother in law that could provide one on one with my oldest son and make him still feel very special and important while I either got some much needed sleep, or was busy with the baby.

Diane - posted on 05/02/2009

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Hey Leah....Congratulations!!! I hope everything is going well.

I have three girls and my two youngest are 12 months and 1 week apart with my oldest being 4 years old. We didn't plan our third little blessing, but she's awesome. I'm not going to lie and say it's been easy, there are times that I think the roof is going to cave in, but it doesn't :). The rest of the time is awesome. I do work full time outside the home and am also trying to get a home business off the floor so that I can stay home with my girls.
It's funny because you may seem to notice that Maxx and the new one will be able to communicate at an early age. My two youngest girls will just look at each other and then start laughing or the older one will go get something for the babes. It's so fun having them so close. I do have to admit I liked my 2 1/2 year gap between my first two because my oldest was able to under stand what was going on. Just be sure to document things if your into that because I found that with having them so close, it all ran together and once I finished one stage with one, it was starting to emerge with the other.

Good luck with everything and keep me posted on how things are going!!!

Take care!
Diane

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2009

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Hey there Leah! That's so exciting. Congrats on the cutie and on the one to come. Our little girl is 10 months and we just started trying again this month. We want ours to be somewhat close in age but I'm not sure if I could do 12 months. I'm sure your little one will adjust great. I'll be praying for you and the others in the same situation. You're gonna have your hands full but it will be a blast!

Katie - posted on 05/01/2009

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you guys are way braver then I can be. I am shooting for 2 years apart. I was just too scared to do it sooner :) More power to you if you can, I can't wait to be pregnant again!

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Congrats to those who are pregnant again... I have a 9 month baby boy and he'll be 13months when my next baby is due... I agree with a lot of the comments.. scary but exciting, tough but easier... etc.. we decided to have them so close together so they can be more like friends not only that I don't really want to spend my life tied down just as one goes to school by having another one.. we may have a 3rd but we want to see how these 2 boys go 1st... so that might happen a long time down the line..

Hope every1 is okies xx

Hayley - posted on 04/30/2009

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Wow, congratulations to you all!!!



I'm not as brave as some of you and would personally prefer my baby to be walking, talking a little and potty trained and a little more independent before I have another baby. (But that's just me, i'm just not ready!)



I can certainly see the attraction in having babies close together and it will be nice for them growing up together too.



Good Luck and enjoy your new babies! You'll have to let us know when you have them and their names and weights etc! (And of course how you find things with having another baby!!)



xx

Jenn - posted on 04/24/2009

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Quoting Kami:

You ladies are very brave! I only have one baby right now (she's almost 10 months old), and while I do miss being pregnant, I'm DEFINITELY not ready to be pregnant again! I have a couple girlfriends who are on the same path though - one has a little girl who JUST turned 1 yr old, and is due in June. Again, your brave and quite probably some of the strongest people I 'know'. Congrats!


I agree!  You guys are very strong!  I think if I found out I was pregnant I would have some sort of a nervous break down!  My son is 9 months and we also have a daughter who is 5.



Keep that strong head on your shoulders!  Congrats!

Kami - posted on 04/24/2009

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You ladies are very brave! I only have one baby right now (she's almost 10 months old), and while I do miss being pregnant, I'm DEFINITELY not ready to be pregnant again! I have a couple girlfriends who are on the same path though - one has a little girl who JUST turned 1 yr old, and is due in June. Again, your brave and quite probably some of the strongest people I 'know'. Congrats!

Jaime - posted on 04/20/2009

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im going to try for number two in the next month or two i dont want a big age gap between them i dont want no more then two years i cant wait till im pregnant again then im stopping at two

Rebecca - posted on 04/17/2009

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Hi Leah,



Congrats on your beautiful little boy and lovely bump! I have an 8 month old baby Jacob and am pg again with baby number two due in November. The gap isnt quite as tight with 16 months between, but i'm up for the challenge! At first i'll admit that i did feel really guilty for the new baby, and wondering whether i'd have as much love to spread between the two, but the bigger my bump grows, the more excited i become! And i think its going to be so lovely to have two children so close in age!



Good luck to you Hun.



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