How did you decide to have another child?

Liana - posted on 01/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




I am 20yrs old, have an awesome partner, and a beautiful little girl who turned 1 just this week. I am really clucky and want to have another baby, how did you decide when the time was right to have another child?


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Amy - posted on 01/13/2011




We waited until our first was a year old then tried. After our son, I nursed him and we just somehow didn't use protection. lazy us. we knew we'd want more sometime, so just didn't prevent. son was 19 months old when we got pregnant with third. We knew we wanted them fairly close together. For play reasons, for financial reasons [i'm staying home and as soon as all in school, going back to work], and for selfish reasons of wanting them all out of the house around the same time. :)

Casey - posted on 01/13/2011




I knew I wanted another one as soon as my son was 1 so thats when we started trying and it took us a year of trying to finally conceive. I think so long as you know you can afford another child and it's not going to put you into debt and you have the time and pateince for 2 small children then you are ready for another one, some people will argue that if you have them to close together then they miss out on vital one on one time with you but I don't agree I think as a parent you just learn to manage your time better so that each child has equal quality time with you and so long as your prepared to put in the effort and motivation you'll cope just fine with 2 or more kids close in age, but only you and your partner can decide when you are ready for another one :)

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we decided that before we have another we both want to finish school, so probably about 2 more years

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