has a baby who is 6 months old and wanting another?

Heaven - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 56 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 month old girl and I am starting to want to have another baby almost like my body is craving to have another baby. is that happening to anyone else?

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Sabrina - posted on 02/12/2010

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It just depends on if your up to the challenge of two little ones to take care of all the time. By the way do twins run in your family? I didn't know they did in mine on my mom's side until well.... Long story short I have a seven year old boy and seven years later I gave birth to twins recently on November 2nd 2009. The point Im trying to make is this I now have Identical twins that are three months old as of February 2nd and seven year old boy to take care of. Lfes challenging from time to time you just have to step up to the challenge and be happy with what god gives you. As far as having three kids even when Im stressed I still couldn't be happier than the day when I found out I was carrying twin till the day I had all of my babies. I don't know about you I always wanted a big family with at least three kids and a hubby. Just take a deep breath and let your heart decide for your next decision.

Jaye - posted on 02/04/2010

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I know what you mean...I have a 20 month old daughter, a 9 month old son and expecting our third child in 4 months so I will have 3 under the age of 2 and all in nappies but I am so glad that I had them all close together....sometimes its challenging but the smiles and the hugs make up for it all - do whats best for you and your family...

Jana - posted on 02/02/2010

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Heaven, I'm sure it's the loving hormones you're experiencing and I'm taking that you're having a peaceful experience right now..... enjoy it because then starts the teething, the baby will get busier when she starts crawling and walking and getting into things. You won't have as much time on your hands then! Enjoy the 1st one. If you have another too soon you'll be forced to split your attention w/the 1st one and she'll need a one on one experience with you before you have to share your Mommy time with another ..... Just my opinion.... I had 3 daughters 2 1/2 to 3 yrs apart.....

Katie - posted on 01/20/2010

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It happened to me when I had my second child. When my son was about 7 months I got pregnant with my daughter. Having 2 kids in diapers is hard so make sure this is what you really want. My son is 20 months and my daughter is 3 months. There is issues with diapers, bottles, toilet training, and many other things you need to take into account. Good luck with your decision. I know my body is craving to be pregnant again but I got my tubes tied because of 3 c-sections.

Michelle - posted on 02/05/2010

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HI Imogen, I got pregnant with number 2 when my number 1 was 6 months old. They are 15 months apart in age and are great friends (now 4 and almost 3 years old). I loved having them close, could not imagine waiting 3 or more years to do it all over again (personal preference). Saying that, sometimes I would look at other families with a larger age gap and wonder if it is easier - having spoken to Mums, it is just a different experience. If it feels right, both you and your partner agree, then do what you believe to be best for you and your family. :) Good luck :)

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Anya - posted on 02/14/2013

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I am totally in the same boat right now! I have a seven month old daughter and I have had baby fever really bad lately! I really want my children close together in age and want at least two...also I know I dont want another summer baby, thats for sure! lol and now its feb. and that would give me either a fall or winter baby...

Sabrina - posted on 02/12/2010

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I forgot to mention I wanted my kids closer together in age then what they are, but well lack of funds and well when did try getting pregnant again it took a little over two years after I got off birth control. Best tip I can give you is if you want to have another baby evaluate your finances and your sanity..lol..jk. Seriously though if you do decide to have a another little angel as soon as you get off birth control or however your going about not getting pregnant start taking prenatals to increase your chances of the pregancy taking and lessen your chances of a misscarrage. My doctor was very pleased with me when I told her about that and she agreed with me that I had given my baby(we planed on one and well god had different plans) the best start with developing normally and safely in womb in case one of my eggs took.


Well hopefully thats given a little more of helping factor with your decision
Sincerely mom of three,
Sabrina T

Renee - posted on 02/07/2010

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I fell pregnant again when my daughter was six months. now my daughter is 20 months and my son is 5 months. It is really really hard some times. They are both jealous of each other and they do fight a lot already. But i am told when they get a little bit older it will get a lot easier and hopefully they grow up as close sublings

Valentine - posted on 02/07/2010

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Consider that 2 kids under 2 or even 3 years old, is a lot of work! my kids are 21 months apart, and I still find it really hard. But I'm also by myself, I have no family or anyone to help, because we move here not too long agao. I had to cancel my son's daycare because it got too expensive while on mat leave. I trully think if I had extra help, it would be much more enjoyable, but right now, I feel exhausted! On the other hand, it was my choice, and I don't regret it, because I wanted them to be close in age, and I was scared if I waited too long we would never have a 2nd one... In the end, I would, say, go for it, but have some help around, if you can afford it, it will make it easier...

Roze - posted on 02/07/2010

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its best to wait until 24 months post pardum. thats when your body is ready. having another child too early can cause a lot of problems...

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Hi - I actually had a cesarean and basically wanted another baby from the minute I had my first! I say as soon as your body is ready go for it - the less of a gap the better I reckon - we waited too long and our oldest got too set in her ways and 100% attention from Mummy and Daddy and we have had some sibling rivalry issues with a 2 year 11 month gap. As long as you can handle 2 under 2 - that would be another challenge I imagine! Good luck with baby number 2 - whenever they arrive! K! ps whenever anyone asks me for my best piece of parenting advice I say stop at 1!!! (I wouldn't give my little one up for quids but some days....!!!!!)

Stef - posted on 02/05/2010

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When my girl was 5 months old I fell preg again and am 4 weeks from having our wee boy. I'm soooo pleased how close they will be in age and people keep saying how hard it would be...personally I think if she was 2yrs when #2 arrived it would be harder and having mulitple kids would be challenging at any age....BUT I have to say if I had any idea how hard pregnancy so close together would be on my body I would probably have held off a bit. 5 months after giving birth your body is still healing and infact it takes a couple of years in reality to fully recover. Physically this pregnancy has been so difficult especially with a little one to care for...something to consider. All the best for what ever decision you make.

Sharon - posted on 02/05/2010

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There are other girls I see who can't wait to have another baby after having there child for so many months, not me! I always felt you should have your body heal first but that is me & that is what I always heard from my doctor. This is something you should talk to your OBGYN, be safe. This is not a question a mother could answer to you it's more like a doctor thing.

Cheri - posted on 02/05/2010

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I'm in the same boat! I think about being pregnant like every day. But I know it would be too hard right now to handle 2 little ones. I will wait until my 1st is at least one year old then begin trying.

Linda - posted on 02/04/2010

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I had that feeling also so we did have another baby my son was 13 months old and we had a daughter I always new that I wanted 2 children so it was all ok and my son was my big helper and still to this day they are best friends.They really do grow up fast and I'm happy that I was 22 when I started b/c now I am figuring out what I am going to do with my life now that they are old enough. Good luck

Tracey - posted on 02/03/2010

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When my 2nd son was 5 months we found out that we having number 3 the pregnancy was fine normal birth so they were 14 months apart.I already had a 3 yr old as well and let me tell you the gap between no 2and3 was much eaiser than 1 and 2 as the 2nd one was still a baby himself and was happy to sit and play with his toys or potter around when I breast feed the baby he didn't need me to entertain him.When number3 was about 2 my body was craving another we fell and had number 4 in oct 06 and as soon as he was placed on to my tummy some thing in me said thats it I am full now and my little family is completein the bible it says that God knows when your quiver is full and he spoke to me .I now have a 9,6,5,and 3 year old and they all play wonderfully together.Listen to your body.

Jessica - posted on 02/03/2010

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I can't say it happend to me, but It was hard with one and being home 24/7!!! I would wait 2 in daipers can get pretty costly.

Caroline - posted on 02/03/2010

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I got pregnant with my #4 when my #3 was 3 months old - they are so close and it wasn't too bad at all. I guess it kind of depends what the elder child is like !! :D (BTW I have had 7 in ten years ~ I say if you want it..!)

User - posted on 02/02/2010

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Not me! My daughter is 6 years old and I still don't feel ready for this one! LOL Honestly? I'd wait 6 more months before trying. It takes the body about a full year to be completely ready for another pregnancy, and you may have an easier time then.

Michelle - posted on 02/02/2010

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hi,i have a one year old girl,wen she was around 7 months,i started to want another baby aswel and i still wast another one but i thought it was too soon,so your not on your own,other people out there are havin the same problem and im sure there must be more than just the two of us!!!

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I have never felt that way. I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter and she is enough work as it is. We are not having more kids until she starts Pre-school. It's better for your body and your sanity!

Addys - posted on 02/01/2010

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I had the same feeling when my daughter was smaller but decided to wait a while before starting all ovver again. My daughter is now 9years old and we are expecting another girl in 3 months, is very excited to be able to focus all your energy where is needed, and the bigger your oldest one is the better, so he/she can help you and is also more independent and you can dedicate your time to the youngest one like you did before with your oldest.

Michelle - posted on 01/27/2010

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i have three children almost 6 almost 4 an a 2 week old and already want to have a 4th the heart wants what the heart wants..

Jenna - posted on 01/24/2010

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i know how you are feeling my son is 5 months old and i am craving another baby.

Lorraine - posted on 01/24/2010

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My SO and I plan on having more kids, but we plan to wait so the earliest we'd like them spaced out age wise is 2 years. Its more so that way I can get my hours back up for mat leave again, and to make sure we'd be a bit more prepared for it financially too. (Need to make sure that some major bills are paid up before hand! ) But my daughter right now is 3 months, and as much as it would be nice to have another baby, I don't feel ready for it yet. Definately plan on waiting!

Alefiyah - posted on 01/24/2010

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Hey I had the same issue after 6 years of having my 2nd one and guess what? I had already had a tubectomy....so just to have a 3rd one I underwent a major surgery and got my tubes untied!!!! So I definitely understand what u r going thru....

Lois - posted on 01/23/2010

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My Daughter is 6 months I started feeling the same way a couple weeks ago. I'm on Birth Control for now but I feel the same way.

Barb - posted on 01/22/2010

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it happen 2me when my first born was 8mths but i waited a bit longer just wait a bit longer enjoy first one 4 a while what does hubby say but up 2u but i would waiting a bit longer myself, i have all teenagers now.

Sheri - posted on 01/22/2010

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Mine are 12 months apart, not really by choice, but it has been a fun and crazy ride. I hope that things happen for you and your family when it's best for you. Close siblings have a chance to grow up together, which is fun, but it is hard on Momma, let me tell ya.

Johanna - posted on 01/22/2010

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I have three girls. My two oldest are four years apart and my youngest followed about a year and a half later. I would encourage you to wait but not too long. My two that are closer in age have a great bond with each other. It allows them to have someone to play with when no other children are available. My oldest will do anything in her power to avoid her two little sisters and I think if they all had been closer in age like me and my siblings were, she wouldn't resent them quite as much. But, definately wait to concieve until your youngest is a bit older. You don't want two in diapers at the same time.

Sharon - posted on 01/22/2010

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Sounds like an attention seeker thing to me.



Your infant is only 6 months old - is something wrong with her? Did you really want a boy and got a girl? Why replace this baby already?



Why do people not see that a pregnancy = a baby = 18 years (if burger king workers is your goal) of responsibility?

Stephanie - posted on 01/22/2010

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Been there! We starting trying for our second when my first daughter was 7 months old. She was 15 months when we actually conceived so there is just a little less than 2 years between them... it's hard when they're really little (a LOT of work, way more than double the work of one) but well worth it. They are BEST buddies and will be so close growing up.

Go for it as long as you're up the challenge! Good luck!

Gisse - posted on 01/22/2010

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my boy is 1 year and 2 moths old, and i really want another baby, my brain say NOOOOO, but when i look my son sleeping, i just want him to have a baby brother or sister, he is such a beautifull little thing

Elise - posted on 01/22/2010

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I have a 18month old and now a 4 week old little boy.. and so far its been great! summer love jack and she wants to be with him all the time =) really cute...
I think the age gap is perfect as i see many other mums with the same age gap and there kids get along Great!!
good luck with your decision =) x x

Jenny - posted on 01/22/2010

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Yes, I had that feeling as well. Then it gradually went away then Woops! I heard, honey your are glowing! I said no I'm not, then ran to the bathroom with a bout of morning sickness. My daughter is 9 months and my due date is June 2nd. It is hard work running after the little one when your back hurts and you are starting to get tired. I think it will be rough for a while but when they get older they will be good friends. I still have all of the little baby stuff and clothes so that will really help. :)

Kathleen - posted on 01/22/2010

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It happened to me! I dont know if I was looking to have my third child so soon after I had my second but I did. On my Second sons first birthday I was 6 months pregnent with my third son!!! Its a little hairy!!!!!!

Crissy - posted on 01/21/2010

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It is soooooo hard on your body having them back to back and even harder to get your prebaby body back!! I love my sons to death but it's really hard (especially if the oldest hasn't quite caught on to sleeping the whole night) having them 13 1/2 months apart. And to tell you the honest truth, I think you always have baby fever until YOU know in your heart you're done and don't want more. Mine will be 5 and 6 in April and May and have wanted more since my youngest was 1 1/2!! Lol. However, the potty training of my second was amazingly easy since he saw his big brother going and wanted to be like him! Bottles were never an issue as my oldest gave his up at 12 months as well as his pacifiers. The diapers and wipes are a huge burden though! I say, 2 years between children would be the best outcome as then you can prepare finacially as well as possible before thrusting yourself into mulitple close children! :) Just MY thought but only you and your s.o. know what you want and/or can handle!!

Nikki - posted on 01/20/2010

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yes every month im not wanting to take the pill but i want to wait 5 more months til my son is a year then start trying I'd love a 2 year age gap, they can grow up together and be close and I can get the no sleep out of the way around the same timel we really want another one like now but I want to enjoy some time with just him so i can enjoy watching him grow so 2 years would fit perfectly

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2010

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yep. we started ttc #2 when my son turned 8 months. he's 11 months now and we're still trying, but it took 2.5 yrs to get him so i think it'll be a while again for #2.

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Nope, not happened to me...And my son is almost 10 months old. My suggestion is just to enjoy the one you have as much as you can. She won't be a baby much longer, and yearning for another may make you miss a part of her babyhood.

Jamie - posted on 01/20/2010

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I had the same problem. I have had baby fever for quite some time now. My son will be 11 months on the 27 and my husband and I plan on trying for the 2nd next month. If I could have had it my way though I would already have been pregnant again.

Vegemite - posted on 01/20/2010

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I fell pregnant around my oldest 1st birthday so they are 21months apart. I think it's the perfect age gap

Chanell - posted on 01/20/2010

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I think almost all moms go thru that. I know I am. I want another one, my daugher is amost 9mths old.. and I also baby sit a almost 11mth old.. and its great. they play together so nicely. (except when my daughter pulls the other ones hair but thats normal.. LOL) I know I had a c-section and I breastfeed only. I asked my Dr how much time I should give my body to heal and he said 12-15 mths before getting preg again.. I know I may have it a bit eaiser because im able to stay at home with my baby.. but I would love to have them close in age.. and then they can do the same things around the same times.

in the end youll do whats right for your family.. and your health. take care and good luck with what ever you choose to do.

Amanda - posted on 01/20/2010

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yup im having this problem too! my son just turned 6 months old and i have been having random feelings of wanting another.. partially due to the fact my bro in law just had a baby and my sis in law is pregnant also. I see pregnant women on tv and i crave it for some crazy reason which i dont remember having with my older son who is 5 now. I think i know i waited to long between them i feel like im starting over and i dont wanna due that but two close is a hassle too. i got the 5 yr birth control Mirena and im glad i did cuz now i feel i have to wait at least 1 yr to ask my doc to remove it, so maybe my hormones wont wanna baby anymore!!

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i had three children in 3 years and it was not until after i had all three that i was informed by a doctor that a womens body needs at least 12 months to return to normal. your child is only 6mths wait another 6mths and see how you feel then. besides you would not really want 2 children in nappies.

Lisette - posted on 01/20/2010

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Its a normal feeling to want to feel another baby inside of you, but let your body heal first and put some time in with your new baby it will save you a lot of frustration.

Betty - posted on 01/20/2010

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I think that is great that you love being a mom but I think you should wait about 6 more months and see if you feel the same way think about it when this one starts walking and is all over and you have morning sickness its not going to be fun , you might not had morning sickness with this one that doesnt mean you wont with the next one your young whats the hurry enjoy this one while you can

Louise - posted on 01/20/2010

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Good message Shannon, and the best thing about us mums that have all the kids close together is that our sleep patterns will probably go back to normal earlier, lol. My eldest is 2.5 and my youngest 1.5 and they have both been sleeping through the night for the last 6 months.

I have a friend with 4 kids, the oldest is 10 the youngest is 1, she had hers spaced so that she has had to get up to a child every night for the last 10 years. Im so glad thats over for me.

Shannon - posted on 01/20/2010

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I have three toddlers. I LOVE it.. I had them all back to back.. I tell you they are sooo closely bonded. It is GREAT for them.. You have to be willing to work really hard for it because it is VERY challenging. especially when they are all whining at the same time... it takes a lot of patience. I would definately think why you want another one? For me I really wanted a boy and a girl.. I had a boy first.. then I had another boy and that was great and they are inseperable but when I had my girl... I felt Complete. I wanted 4 kids but after I had her... I really dont know if I want a 4th one... because of how much work the 3 are and because I honestly finally felt complete! Soo... try to figure out why you want another....

Louise - posted on 01/20/2010

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lol, yep, my first daughter was only 4 months old and I was pregnant again. Lots of hard work having two little girls only 13 months apart but soooooo worth it, now that they are playing together and quite evenly matched when it comes to baby wrestling and chasing each other around I couldnt imagine it any other way.

Katt - posted on 01/20/2010

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Yes it did to me and is still happening! My daughter will be 1 on the 26th...I want one so very badly but two babies are so hard! i'd much rather wait!

Brittany - posted on 01/20/2010

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I felt that at like 6 weeks- about 4 mths, and i get it off and on, and then i realize on man i dont really want to go through everything again right now, and i need to get my family financial steady before having my 2nd child.

Leah - posted on 01/20/2010

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Today I was sorting through my daughters clothes (she's 5 months) and I keep looking at how cute and little they are. Then I see pictures of how cute and little she used to be and I think of how much I love her and I want to have another one too. I know how you feel. Even though life was tough when I was pregnant; I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Cori - posted on 01/20/2010

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YES! I know that I need to wait a while longer but I think our bodies start loosing the baby hormones and it makes us want that back. Plus around six months they are learning to do so much and don't seem as little anymore. I get butterflies every time I see a oreggo mom or newborn. But I know it is better for my body (and sanity) to wait a while.

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