Who already has another child in addition to your 19 month old? How far apart?

Stephanie - posted on 12/17/2008 ( 30 moms have responded )

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I am just intersted to see who already has another child in addition to the one that was born in May of 2007. What has been your experience with two so close together? I have a 4 1/2 month old daughter that was born August of 2008 making my two girls 14 months apart.

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Amy - posted on 01/02/2009

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Our son and daughter are 4 years apart. We wanted them closer together, but things just didn't work out. After our daughter was born, I had a tubal. I had high risk pregnancies and 3 miscarriages, so my husband and I agreed we'd stop there. Exactly one year after the tubal, I got pregnant again. The was the easiest pregnancy I'd had!! The girls are right at 20 months apart and have their moments, but for the most part, they are best friends.

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Dorothy - posted on 10/22/2011

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I had another baby in November of 2008. My boys are almost exactly 1 1/2 years apart. Now I am expecting another one in May... maybe we are starting over again... hahaha

Wendi - posted on 10/08/2011

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that is great to hear stephanie. my kids will be 19 mths apart when our next daughter is born. was wondering how people juggle having them so close together.

Kim - posted on 07/08/2011

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I have two daughters, Finley & Emerson, who are 11 1/2 months apart. They are 3 & 4 now. Julie, my youngest is autistic (non-verbal) and I agree with what you stated above. That being so close in age is almost a blessing in this situation, as I feel Finley helps Eme's progress. Currently, Eme's profoundly affected, but the love between sisters remains strong no matter the barriers!

Julie - posted on 07/08/2011

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I suppose Im not much help! I had one in Dec 94 and another in Aug 96 so 14 months apart,boy then a girl,now 16 an 14,best of friends would do anything for each other always played together,were almost like twins,especially as he is mildly autistic didnt speak as a toddler and she could interpret every thing he needed,I always feel he wouldnt have progressed as well as he did without her,so this is just an opinion for you years down the line!!!

Heidi - posted on 01/02/2009

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I have a son who is 3 1/2 years old, my toddler who is 20 months old, and an infant who is 9 weeks old. Between my oldest and middle there is a 23 month difference and between my middle and youngest there is a 18 month difference,

Karen - posted on 01/01/2009

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My two older children are 2yrs and 5 months apart which seemed easy when they were young but since then I gained a stepson that is 3 months older than my son. At times it works out great because they enjoy "hanging out" but they have very different personalities so they can really make life hard. To top it off I was blessed with my "surprise" so we have added a baby to the mix. My oldest is 14yrs, my boys are 11 and my baby is 19months. I have to admit it is nice having built in babysitters but it can get hard switching from a mom who is helping her daughter with teenage drama to changing a dirty diaper and playing babies :)

Nikki - posted on 12/28/2008

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I want 2 more and will try to have same age gap as my 2 now when the time is right :)

Nikki - posted on 12/28/2008

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I have a little girl who was born may 2008 so mine are 12 month and 5 days apart

Jenn - posted on 12/28/2008

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Our Nicole was born May 30, 2007 and our Samantha was born May 18, 2008. It is not easy with 2 under 2 but you take it day by day and be thankful that you can have them when so many in this world can't.

Maggie - posted on 12/27/2008

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all these people with their babies so close together..i already had a son when my little girl was born but they have 9 years between them...and i am done

Elizabeth - posted on 12/27/2008

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To answer your question, I had my next baby 11 months after my 19 month old. It was much closer than I had expected, but it has turned out to be great. I have three boys who are each 15 months apart so now the boys have each other and the girls have each other. I am never alone with all 5 of them coming within a 6 year period. It is very hard at times, but it is also very entertaining and rewarding. Everyone has someone at my house and there is always something going on.

Nicolle - posted on 12/27/2008

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My little ones are 16 months (to the day) apart. It is a tough adjustment but it is working. Some days the older one loves his little sister and sometimes I swear his whole days purpose is to kill her. hehe When all is said and done at the end of the day I wouldnt change their ages at all. I love the fact that they are going to grow up together and the older one will never remember a time when he didnt have his sister around. I am praying they end up the closest of friends.

Jaime - posted on 12/26/2008

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Zoe, I would recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.

Amanda - posted on 12/26/2008

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Have you tried ovulation sticks those help & having sex every other day will increase your chances that what my doctor told me when I started trying!

Zoe - posted on 12/26/2008

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I am desparately trying to get knocked up again. I would ideally have loved to have had another baby by now and it is getting to a stage were I am starting to think they will be to far apart. Any tips on conception?

Amanda - posted on 12/24/2008

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My two daughters are 11 months & it was planned. There are days its hard but I know it can only get easier & they will be super close. My oldest Jordan McKenzie was born May 07 and Alyssa Faith was born April 08. I do want one more in a couple years:)

Hayley - posted on 12/21/2008

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My two are 11 months apart and we wanted it that way. They are so close to one another and more like twins! So many people in our families made negative comments about what we were doing...saying how hard it would be and that we'd find it impossible to cope! Well all I can say to that is....balls to them with brass knobs on and what total rubbish!! If anything, I have found it easier having two than just my daughter alone. I love seeing them play and learn together its wonderful and I wouldnt change it for the world! I think my partner and I are doing a wicked job..

Jayme - posted on 12/21/2008

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I have a little girl who turned 4 in August and my Son who was born in May 2007. They are almost 3 years apart. She is a big help with the little guy.

Robin - posted on 12/20/2008

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My two are 26 months apart, and my May 07 baby and April 09 baby will be 23 months apart. All three are girls. The two oldest are getting to be good friends now.

Shelly - posted on 12/20/2008

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My girls are 4.5 years apart and I wish that they were closer. I don't see the bond yet. When my 19 month old gets to talking and sharing then maybe they will get along better. Or when they are much older and then they can go to bar together. lol

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2008

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My kids are about 2 years apart... sometimes I wish they were closer together... but they are good. My oldest understands a little more that my youngest needs more help. Victoria will be 4 at the end of the month and Breanna will be 2 in May. I want to try for a boy when my youngest is closer to 2.

Samantha - posted on 12/19/2008

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I plan on having more. We want a lot of kids so I think there we be a few more. But I don't want them to be this close anymore.

Stephanie - posted on 12/19/2008

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I am planning on having one or two more. My girls are 14 months apart and I am thinking of trying again when my youngest is 1, so the next two would be atleast 21 months apart. I figure if I am in the baby mode I might as well just have them all close together. Plus, I am not getting any younger or thinner! And unless I plan on waiting a few years between then I don't think that a few months will make much of a difference on how easy or difficult it is. I love that my oldest daughter never had to be jealous and will always remember her sister being here. She is learning valuable lessons like patience and sharing, just because she has a little sister.

Jennifer - posted on 12/18/2008

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I just had my second child a week ago. My son likes her, but he's mad at me.

Jenn - posted on 12/18/2008

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Wow...now I don't feel so bad. I have a son who will be 3 in Jan and then my daughter, so they are 15 mo apart. It was REALLY overwhelming at first, but as they get older it keeps getting easier. Just out of curiosity...are other people done with the 2 kids so close together, or are you planning on having more? I think we're done. I can't imagine having more than these 2. Katie...I give you a lot of credit, I don't know how you do it!

Katie - posted on 12/17/2008

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I have three little boys, Tyson (almost 3), Brennen (1 1/2), and Clayton (5 weeks). They are 16 1/2 months and 18 months apart. It's a little crazy at our house sometimes, but the older two already have a lot of fun together. I'm really hoping they'll all grow up to be great friends.

Rachel - posted on 12/17/2008

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Hi! I also have two girls 14 months apart. May 6, 2007 and July 3, 2008. Lots of work, but I am glad that we had them close together. I already see them bonding!

Samantha - posted on 12/17/2008

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I also have a little boy that was born in July of 2008 making our two children 13 months apart. I love them being close together and wouldn't trade it for anything.

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