2 under two & expecting another possibly!?!

Ann - posted on 07/22/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm currently a SAHM of two girls 11 months apart, they are 10 & 20 months old right now. My period's about a week late and starting to freak out. I have a test I'll be taking tomorrow, but I was just wondering how other mothers in my position coped with the stress & anxiety of having two toddlers & then having another on the way. I'm currently in the process of moving closer to home (45 mins away instead of 4 hours) my husband's in the military and will be gone almost a year. I'm in the middle of getting my G2 as well. I'm just stressing out so bad right now as to how I'm going to be able to handle everything on my own. It was such a huge hassle with having my two girls so close together, i was trying to breastfeed and keep my other girl in check and keep an eye on her and get her to stay out of trouble, and on top of it all stay on top of cooking, cleaning, and laundry i was a mess for months. Any advice on how I can keep my cool, relax a bit, and maybe not over-react as much as i am right now?!?

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Chet - posted on 07/28/2013

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Our kids are close in age. They aren't quite as close as yours, but we still get a lot of "are any of them twins?" and "are they all yours?". My husband also had to go away and work on the other side of the country when I was pregnant with our third and again right after our forth was born. You will be okay! It's difficult when they are young, but it gets easier soon. You can optimize things well when your kids are all in the same stage and all like the same books, toys, tv shows, etc.

Leslie - posted on 07/26/2013

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I only have two, and they are 4 years and 11 months apart so I can't personally relate to your experience, but my husband and his brother and his sister are currently 23, 22, and 21. So they are super close together. I have heard stories here and there about when they were little. There was alot of keeping the toddlers in the same room as her, and finding the one tv show they would sit through whilst baby was napping, so she could shower, which would be so much easier in the time we live in. But she survived it, and many other moms have had children close together and have lived to tale the tale... but the one thing I wanted to say is that now--and while they were growing up, they are close as syblings and they watch out for eachother, and have some similar interests, and they do alot together because they have always been so close and had to watch out for eachother-- I think it is pretty cool.

Lindsey - posted on 07/23/2013

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I only have one little so I can't relate to your situation but I can tell you mommies are strong and whatever happens you will get through it!! Good luck momma

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