Anyone have Irish Twins or kids are close to being Irish Twins

Katie - posted on 11/15/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My first son was born on 6-9-2009 and I just recently found out I am expecting again and my EDD is 6-29-2010 my questions is was it really hard to have your kids that close and do you have any advice to try to have things go as smoothly as possibile.....

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Karen - posted on 03/24/2010

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im 21 in december of this year and my brother will be 20 next febuary theres 13 months between us i suppose were irish twins and were actually irish 2 haha iv never heard that phrase b4

Clare - posted on 03/24/2010

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hey, i have 8 months betwen my children.. the first born 13/7/2005 next 22/3/2006 my son was 11 weeks early to cut a long story short lol. i found that it was touch to begin with but once they became that little bit more independant it was a breeze.. now my eldest is at school full time and the younger is at nursery my life is getting back on track lol..

Melanie - posted on 11/16/2009

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My sister and I are 13mths apart as young kids it was great, as we got older she always acted as if there were 13yrs between us thinkign she was so much older then me. EG she was asking my mum to go to the doctors with her but wouldnt tell her why because I was in the room. It wasn't hard to figure out why she wanted to go when mum kept asking why and she would tell her I said because she wants to go on the pill. My sister was acting all horrified that i would even know about the pill i was like WTF. (i was 16!! - she was 17) My sister has grown into a very nasty person and i now have nothing to do with her. But thats just her it doesnt have anything to do with the age between us and has not put me of have my kids close together. I have a 7mth old and my hubby and I have just started trying for another.

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My first two are 11 months apart, then 18 months, then 21 months. They are now 4, 3, 21 months, and 2 weeks. It can be exhausting, but I wouldn't have it any other way. They really are the best of friends (most of the time, LOL). At this point (still in the sleepy newborn stage) I have more "free" time than other moms I know since my kids love to play together and entertain each other.

In the early days, get as much help as you can so you can focus on recovering! And it will help if someone is able to give your older child some extra attention. Do you have a sling? If you use it with your newborn, you'll be able to have free hands for your 1yo whenever he needs. You can reduce nursing jealousy by sitting on the floor to nurse and having toys for the older child nearby so you can still be interacting, or doing it on the couch and looking at books with your older son. I know some people have special toys they only bring out at nursing times.

Just try to get support and be as prepared as you can, and you will fall into a rhythm that works for you guys :) It can be stressful, but trust me it will be over in a flash. Enjoy as much as you can and before you know it they will be playing all day!

Chelle - posted on 11/16/2009

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my daughters born may 8th 2009
new baby due in may 28th 2010
thats 12months 20days age gap. i think i made a good choice. you will do a good job :)

Jennifer - posted on 11/16/2009

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I have an 8 year old that was born 9/18/01 and a 7 year old that was born 8/15/02 and actually my oldest is 9 born 3/13/00 so all of them are really close and when they were younger it was hard but you learn how to deal and how that they are getting older I wouldn't have it any other way. They are great friends (most of the time) and have a lot of the same friends especially since my two little ones are in the same grade, they take care of each other and its nice that they have each other and they seem to enjoy it a lot as well but like the other writer said make sure they each have their own time and their own identity mine when through a stage when they thought their name was the other ones name because I would always do everything with them the same time and call them the same time so for a long time they though their name was Kheila/Kari.

Lori - posted on 11/16/2009

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My older sister and I are Irish twins. She was born in Jan. and I was born in Dec. of the same year. I think being that close in age was really tough...especially on me. She definitely has the older sibling mentality, where she thinks that she HAS to take care of me. And growing up with that, I really resented it. My grandmother dressed us alike and I hated it!
Just try to make sure they have time apart. I have 3 step-kids that are 2 years apart each and the oldest is always telling me is tired of being the big sister. When they get older they will be close but I think each child needs time away from the others so they won't be resentful of them too early. I hope this is helpful.

TaraLynn - posted on 11/15/2009

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i have 19 month old twins and a 6 month old. their due dates were almost exactly a year apart. so i guess u'd almostcall themirish triplets? haha. it's completely possible and so much fun! take tons of pictures, have a schedule and sticktoit, but don't be a nazi about it! don't expect people top understand howhard it rilly is (althought they will THINK they do). do your chores during nap and either get up early or go to sleep a bit after them for a bit of mommy time. these days will fly past. and remember not to be so wrapped up in your baby that you don'tcherish your pregnancy and vice versa!goodluck and congrats!!!!

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