I want to get pregnant again!!

Mary - posted on 07/13/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a beautiful 13months old, and I just feel ready for baby number two. Is this too soon?

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Louise - posted on 07/14/2012

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This is a personal choice thing. I waited until I knew my first would be out of nappies before I had another one. I have a 29 month gap between 2 boys and this was nice because first son was off to playgroup when the second one arrived giving me sometime with the new baby without having to entertain my first son. My first was also old enough to understand that he was loved and he was a big brother who liked to help with his baby brother. We had no problems at all and thankfully he was out of nappies so I was only changing a new born and not both of them. I then had a gap of 15 years and had a daughter. So you see any age gap is fine as long as you can cope!

Tamra - posted on 07/15/2012

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Its a personal choice but i know where you're coming from. you feel like you're ready but always remember there are terrible twos and think about if you have enough energy to take care of two kiddos. I still haven't had another one and my daughter is now 18 months she is a lot of work so just remember your limits and really think about if your'e ready or not.

Alisha - posted on 07/14/2012

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I was pregnant with baby number 2 by the time my first was 1. It was not planned, we were scared but excited. I now have three kiddos. My youngest was born almost 4 years apart from my middle child. Looking back at all, I def. enjoyed this last pregnancy better when my other kids were more independent and potty trained. When she was born my other kids understood about this being a good thing having a new baby and there wasn't any jealousy issues. Even my husband and I agree we were so busy dealing with two essentially babies that we don't remember a lot from our second child's 1st year. My first was just under 2 when we had our second and he was upset a lot in the beginning with mommies attention on the new baby. It has it's pros and cons. I wish there would have been more space between them looking back. My advice would be to enjoy your first there is never another first baby =) Enjoy all the milestones including potty training and wait until your first is maybe more like 18 months or a year before having another.

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Wow I wasn't when my son was that small but now that my son is 5 yrs old NOW I am so ready. I can't wait to start TTC in Nov. If you are mentally and financially stable sure why not. Might as well go ahead if you are stable and have everything under control.

Rebekah - posted on 07/14/2012

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Yeah, personal choice. My midwife recommended that I wait between 12-18 months before getting pregnant again (after a healthy, natural, vaginal birth). The one time I got pregnant before 18 months (at 14 months) I had a miscarriage. My three kids are each 27 months apart and it worked perfectly for our family.

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