will have 2 with a 13 month age gap...

Jade - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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and now im starting to panic! i'm 12 weeks pregnant with my second child and my daughter is almost 7 months... i was wondering if it's as hard as people keep telling me it's going to be, as those who are saying that don't have kids with a small age gap lol. any advice on how to cope would be really appreciated!

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Sharon - posted on 07/08/2010

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My two youngest are 12 months and two weeks apart in age..I was a bit shocked and worried when I found out I was pregnant as I had a 3 year old aswell. The only thing I found hard was the lack of sleep as my 3 year old had stopped his afternoon naps by the time my youngest was born.. but they are the best of friends and now that they are 5,2 &1. They keep each other company and entertained. It was hard going at the start but im glad it happened this way.

Melissa - posted on 06/18/2010

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My daugter was 4month old when i become pregnant with my son, they are 13 month apart. The frist year will be hard, but they will be the best of friends. My oldest is 5 and if i wait till my dautger was 2 to start to have another baby that's to big of a space for me. It happened for a reason, there no sence in streeing over it. Everything always works out in the end. My kids ages are now 5,3,2 year old

Aleashia - posted on 06/17/2010

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I have a son who was 4 months old when i got pregnant again.My daughter and him are 14 months apart and they are best friends.They must sleep in the same room because they wont sleep without the other in the room.I hadn't planned either of my kids and was only 18 so i was very worried too.But honestly im glad they are so close in age.My son is 3 now and my daughter is 2 i finally have her potty trained and for the first time in three years i have no diapers to change!!finally.My son grew up alot when my daughter was born and became my little helper.Things were difficult financially more than anything,two different sizes of diapers,lots of wipes.puree'd baby food and formula.Now though im relieved because when my daughter starts school her brother will only be a year ahead of her and they can ride the bus together.I wouldn't stress too much it's just more love that you and your child you already have are going to get to experience.

Jenn - posted on 05/27/2010

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my two girls lol are 13 months apart and they are wonderful together, my youngest is now 7 months and my oldest is 19 months i occasionally have to give my oldest (london) trouble for wanteing to sit on her lilttle sister lol but i did find adjusting to 2 was WAY EASIER then adjusting to my first!!! they keep each other busy by time your second is ready to come your first will be ready to help with diaper just practise now on dolls and stuff....... i tryed to prepar london as much as possible to be gental and easy going!!!!! let me know how it goes!!!!

Melissa - posted on 03/08/2010

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I had one older child a who was 3.5 ,Than my Daugter was 13 months old when i had my last child. It was a bit crazy at frist, when she had no idea what was going on. I'm Glad i had it this was and wouldnt change it. Just do what you can in a day and dont worry about the rest of it. now my kids are 5,3,2. and get a long most of the time.

Jamie - posted on 03/06/2010

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My first two were 13 months apart. I honestly did not think it was that bad. The worst part was the lack of sleep but other than that it was great! I love having them so close. They are now 2 and 3 and are the best of friends. How to cope, just go with it. Don't worry about keeping up with household chores in the beginning, don't stress over things. I tried to just stay up with dishes and laundry and if other things got done, then they got done. Have fun and enjoy it!

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