Posted in Family Planning, Siblings, Multiple Children, Pregnancy & Childbirth

Already wanting another???

I know it's a little soon... My son is 9 months old... But I've already been thinking about wanting another baby. I don't think I would go through with actually trying for another one right now or anytime soon, but I was just wondering when all of you decided to have another? Like what is the age gap between? If you had children less than a year apart, how did you handle it? What are your opinions? I've been watching my son interact with other kids and babies at the daycare and it makes me think about how he might be as an older brother. Like I said, I probably won't be trying anytime soon, just wanted some opinions and insight. :) Thank you in advance.

  • Amanda
    Nov 26, 2018

    My first 2 are only 11 months and 1 day apart. I didn’t plan on having another one after the first I was young and had no idea that you could get pregnant that fast after having a child even when on BC. But I do like them close in age because they entertain each other which helps out a lot. Then the 3rd was 1.5 from the 2nd and it took a little to get use to it but got the hang of things and it was fine. I didn’t plan on the 3rd either I just lost insurance and couldn’t afford BC for a month and I guess I was super fertile cuz it only took a month. Then my 4th child was 11yrs after the 3rd which wasn’t planned either I just couldn’t get my doctor to do a tubal because he said I was to young which then I had a totally of 6 kids and didnt wasn’t anymore and was tired of dealing with BC issues and they took me of BC to see if that helped and of course it didn’t cuz I got pregnant but now I’m done because my doctor allowed me to get the tubal since I had to have a c-section. But my older kids do very well with help out with the baby and it is kind of nice to have an older child that isn’t so needy when u have a baby.

  • Megan
    Nov 26, 2018

    I found out I was pregnant with my second when our daughter was 8 1/2 months old. My husband is military and deploys a lot, however when my daughter was born, he had just started in a non deployable position for two years. We wanted our kids to be closer in age so and we wanted him to be present for each birth. Luckily we got pregnant when we did cause his two years was up a month after our son was born. Our daughter is now 19 months and our son is 2 months. Our daughter has always been a people person and absolutely loves her baby brother. Now there are hard times. When they are both being fussy and my husband is gone, I could loose my mind haha. She is at the age of climbing and getting into everything, and it can be hard to chase her around while breastfeeding him. Or when she falls and gets hurt, and I have to stop feeding to soothe her, but than he’s mad cause he’s hungry.... it can be hard to balance. But I would do it again! She is also very attentive to his needs. If he’s crying she offers him her binki, blanket, etc. Every time we go somewhere she makes sure her brother is going with her. And every time we put her down for a nap or to bed at night, she makes sure to give him a kiss. Some of the sweetest moments I would never trade 😌

  • Christa
    Nov 26, 2018

    My husband and I are in the same boat- we are also trying to get pregnant again as well, and our son is almost 10 months old, but we are really thinking and praying about it again to have another baby! I am a stay at home mom and have always wanted a lot of children- maybe not 13 like my husband was, but you know 4 or 5!

  • Alexis
    Nov 26, 2018

    My two boys are 13 months apart. My oldest was 5 months when I got pregnant. My second is 9 months and I'm already planning for #3, but don't intend to start trying until next year sometime.

  • Sammariee
    Nov 26, 2018

    My girls are 15 months apart and they are the best of friends. I found it a little challenging at times having two in diapers but it was also easier because my oldest didn’t have a lot of “only child” time so she ALWAYS has to be with and have her sister

  • AlfreyLinet
    Nov 26, 2018

    It depends on you and your situation it will never be easy If it’s really close you will get exhausted double and if its apart also exhausted plus you will have to deal with lots of explaining the big sibling whats going on

  • Jennifer
    Nov 26, 2018

    I got pregnant with my second when first was 10 months old. Having kids 19 months apart definitely had its advantages and disadvantages. They where always really close. But then you also had 2 kids in diapers, etc. Now that they are 10, 12 sometimes I forget they are only 19 months apart.

  • Lily
    Nov 27, 2018

    I wanted another one like 6 months after my first! Got pregnant at 7 months after my first, lost that pregnancy. I am now 9 weeks pregnant with a 15 month old! My husband and I wanted them close! I am excited for the craziness!:p

  • Dai
    Nov 28, 2018

    I wanted another baby soon after giving birth but since I was exclusively breastfeeding it was hard. I’m now 2 months pregnant and my little one is 3 weeks away from being 11 months. I wanted this way because i can’t imagine myself starting over with the teething and the no sleeping so it might be a lot a work now but they will both be a year and a few months apart so they will most likely do everything together

  • Tina
    Nov 28, 2018

    Mama’s with a toddler and a baby one the way look out! Let the craziness begin! 😂 I have a 16 month old and a 5 month old.