After just six months I think I might be pregnant again!

Brittany - posted on 07/18/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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So my son Hudson was six months old July 13, and I think that I may be pregnant again. I am on birth control, and my fiance and I are very careful but I was on sinus medicine and I think my birth control may have failed. I just feel it in my bones. I know I'm pregnant. I'm not sure what to do. I don't know if I'm ready to take on another baby. If I'm pregnant my son will only be 15 months when the next child is born. Hudson is such a good baby. Slept through the night since he was 6 weeks old, never cries unless he needs something, and I know I wont get that lucky again. I just need some advice from mothers who have babies close together. How do you do it? How do you handle two babies at home who need all of your attention, all of the time? I just don't think it's fair to Hudson. He's only had us to himself for six months.

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Holly - posted on 09/07/2012

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My daughter was only 4 months when I found out I was pregnant again.. I cried for about a week.. I was not ready either plus I worked a full time job! I'm not gonna lie it was hard but I will tell u this I wouldn't trade my son for anything! As long as u love ur son & still give him one on one time he will do great. Let him help u with new baby and that will make a difference in how he reacts to the baby.. I allowed my daughter to help & she was o ly 13 months when my son was born.. She loves her brother to death... U will be fine.. Maybe a little more stressed but once that baby comes into the world u will not change it for nothing

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Toni - posted on 09/06/2012

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Well my son was 4 mths old when I found out I was pregnant again. I was so shocked I was shaking. I also had the best baby sleeps through the night from day one and I thought how is it possible to get another like that? But honestly Morgana is exactly the same, sleeps great through the night, eats well and they both have such great character. Both are very happy babies. Morgana is now 8 mths old and Anthony is 22 mths and loves his sister so much. They are so cute together and she adores him. Anthony only knows her to him she has always been here. As to how to handle them, its just one of those things you get used too. I get one up usually Morgana get her breakfast and get her settled then I go get Anthony after I have gotten his breakfast together so I can keep and eye on them with out the distraction of preparing things. But honestly its really not that hard, my mom had 4 kids in 4 yrs and the a 5th child 4 yrs later and she managed. Don't worry yourself about it you will be ready. When you see that baby all your worries will go away I promise. Best of luck and congrats.

Jennifer - posted on 09/06/2012

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My girls are 11 months apart. When I had my youngest, Madalynn and we came home it was difficult. Feeding, diapers, holding, reading books to her, just trying to give her all the attention any newborn should have was almost impossible it seemed. Because my daughter Isabelle was 11 months and she was just starting to walk around, getting in to everything and she was a hip baby so anytime I was holding Madalynn she would cry and cry because she wanted to be held too. But after about 6 weeks it started to smooth out for me and juggling everything got alot easier.. So it is tough to have children close in age like that but it can be done :) You just have to find out a system that works for you and your little darlings :)

But I would never have it anyother way. Because to this day, they are the BEST of friends and dont do anything without each other ♥

Gabby - posted on 09/06/2012

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I know how you feel. My daughter just turned 6 months yesterday, and that's when I took the test and found out. I took two just to be sure. Now, I have an ultrasound appt and I'm very nervous. My hope is that they'll be close, but I don't want my daughter to suffer for it. I want her to get the attention that she deserves. I'm just nervous too, so I know how you feel.

Hannah - posted on 07/24/2009

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Hi Brittany,

I only have one child so far, but my boyfriend has two. They are 11 months apart. The older one was born July 7th, and then not even a year later, the next one came along on June 2nd. Both my boyfriend, and their mother love that the two are so close in age, and it worked great for them, so good luck!

Melissa - posted on 07/24/2009

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O have kids that are 14 months apart. I was really sacred to have another one because I was afried that my son was going to feel like he was less loved,or that I wasn't going to be able to give him the attention he needed. But I learned it was very hard the first 2 years. I made mistakes. The bottle for one, I couldn't get my son off it because the younger child still used it. So a lot of the time they learn thing at the same time. I had to break them of the bottle at the same time. They potty train, learned there numbers and letters together. So in the long run my kids are now 5 and 6 and they are the closest. They play together they help and defend each other. I wouldn't change it for a minute. The hard times are all worth it. because I know when they grow up they will be close. And since I have basically always been home with them. I know they get the attention they need. If you are pregnant enjoy the craziness and the love that comes form it.

Daniela - posted on 07/24/2009

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My sons are a little more than 15 months apart and yes, it was hard at first. And it still is but I think it is always hard with two small kids, no matter how many months or years they´re apart. I had my mom to help me the first week but then I managed by myself and it did work out pretty good. My older son was (and is) really proud to be a big brother and is watching his little brother all the time. At first I was a little lucky, because both boys were napping at the same time after lunch. I think it´s only natural for you to be worried but in case you really are pregnant: You will manage. One grows with one´s challenges as we say.

Emma - posted on 07/24/2009

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Hi, Brittany.

The same thing happened to me, My kids are just 14 months apart.

once you get over the shock and the O my god how are we going to afford it and all the things worrying you right now. you will realise its actually a blessing in discise.

My 2 are best friends, they share everything (even there sweets) We only had a little jelousy, and it did'nt last long about a month, and that tended to be when i was brest feeding. My daughter loves telling people about her little brother, and teaching him things, he is doing everything on fast forwared, he walked sooner than she did, started eating solids ect ect.

I also was worried as my daughter was so easy that what would the chances be of getting a second one like that ! well i did actually he is ever more chilled out than she was.

good luck, hope all gose well

Sarah - posted on 07/23/2009

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Well, my two youngest (I have four kids) are only 11 months apart. They are now 1 and 2 years old. I was pretty freaked out when we first got pregnant with my last, doubting, wondering, etc. But, when the time came, I don't know, I just did it. And I love them. They are great buddies. I do have the advantage of the older two being able to help somewhat though, and of course their father is a big help too. The biggest obstacles I would say that I have had to face thus far with them being so close together is that I tried to breast feed and be pregnant at the same time. It didn't work well for me. I got sick, but my infant and fetus were healthy. They were just sucking the life out of me. And the other one is that I had some pretty major PPD- not after the births of either, but after I weaned my youngest. I didn't know that you could get PPD after breast feeding, you usually only hear about it after birth. But doing the math, I was pregnant and/or nursing for about 3 years straight. It can wreak havoc on the hormones trying to get back to normal. But as far as taking care of the babies go, get some help and support, and I believe that you will be fine. Just make sure to take good care of yourself too. I hope this helps!

Christina - posted on 07/23/2009

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I have two toddlers & a baby. They are 2, 16 months, & 5 months. All born in Feb. I felt the exact same way you do after my first child & then I found out I was pregnant again. I was worried I would not be able to give them the attention they needed, but it all worked out. Everyone said it would work out, but I was still so nervous until I had my second daughter & everything just fell into place. The first week may be a little scary, but once you get into a routine it gets a lot easier. Good luck!

Samantha - posted on 07/23/2009

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I can 100% see where you're coming from about being worried about your sons amount of time as the only baby.My son was six months old when my husband I decided to try for a little girl. We had many concerns about the effect it would have on our son. Our Ethan seems to pick up on things fairly quickly, and we have involved him in everything to do with the baby. He now says her name as he points to my tummy, and laughs as she kicks. We still worry about how he will feel once she is here, but we are ready for the challenge.

Paulette - posted on 07/19/2009

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I have 4 children all of them were surprizes. all of them are about 15 months apart and i felt similar to the way you do now. I also was only 18 when the 1st one was born so i had all of my kids by the time i was 22 . Now that they are all older i can say it was probably better off that way. because whith my health and with the news of my childrens disabilities i am not certain i would have had the courage to go through with the pregnancys otherwise. i simply ciant imajine my life with out them now . Just remember the love you have for both yourself and the other dear ones in your life and you will be blessed to be prepared for what ever may come evan if it's a another life to love. you will find that you will cherrish these 1st few years which are deffinatelly the hardest but in 20 20 hind sight they are also the greatest . they are the years that make you who you are and the years that will shape a young life into an amazeing little person who will make you proud. lastly remember on your hardest days that in life there are 2 different kinds of people ultimately there is no shame in being either but the 1st is a victim and the 2nd is a survivor. every day we choose how to take the things that happen to us. if you decide to be the survivor then everything else will fall into place it may not always go your way but things will work out in the end . if you choose to be the vicitm it may still work out but it is certainly harder.

Emma - posted on 07/19/2009

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My daughter is 15 months now and Im a couple of weeks pregnant again. She will be nearly 2 when the little one comes into the world. I know it isn't fair on the first child that they haven't had us all alone for that long but they will learn to adapt as we do. Take a test and see what it says. Good luck

Ashley - posted on 07/18/2009

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i have a 14 month old and a 14 day old. my son was only 5 months wheni got pregnant again and i felt the exact same way you feel right now. i kept saying it wasnt fair to Jackson to bring another baby into his life because he's so young and he hasnt had us to himself for very long. to be honest with you it's very tiring but Jackson doesnt even really notice Preston (the 14 day old). he'll go up to him every once in awhile and bounce him in his chair or swing him in the swing and when he does that we tell him he's a good boy or he's being nice and he gets this HUGE smile on his face. we make sure to give him the same amount of attention that we did before Preston was here and he seems to be adjusting a lot better than i thought. Jackson is pretty good about entertaining himself, he'll go play with his toys so he doesnt need as much attention as Preston does. when i was pregnant i used to think how am i going to do it but you cope, you learn how to do it and you do. i know once Preston starts sleeping his nights it'll be a lot easier and i'm thankful to have my two boys so close in age beause they will be close together and they'll have one another to play with! good luck!

User - posted on 07/18/2009

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Listen I have 2 boys one who is 27 months and one who is 15 months. There birthdays are April 4, 2007 and April 7, 2008. I actually had no idea I was pregnant and when I found out I freaked out and felt exactly like you feel. My oldest son was an angel never gave me a problem plus it took me 3 years to get pregnant with him. So even more I felt like I was cutting my time with him short. Though I'll tell you something throughout my pregnancy with baby #2 I spent all my time with my oldest making sure he knew I was here for him no matter what. After baby #2 was born we all adapted and it actually came together. My second is a handful nothing like my first but I would never trade any of it for a minute. It's amazing how you just do what you have to and some how it works out. Don't get me wrong it is hard but definitely worth it. You will be fine.

Amber - posted on 07/18/2009

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Have you taken a test yet? I was completly conviced I was pregnant again and my daughter was only 4 months. I took a test and to my relief it was negative!!! I suggest taking a test before you freak out too much. Then if you are pregnant you will find a way to make it work. Good luck with everything

Carrie - posted on 07/18/2009

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I got 4 kids 4 and a half down to newborn and it is hard but you will learn to adapt and they do to

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