So having my wonderful daughter Keeley has mad me realize how wonderful it feels being a mom. I love it. I deff want another baby but wonder if sooner is better than later. I was thinking wait a few years and focus on Keeley but then again a little brother or sister closer to her age she would b able to play w/and bond more. Ne body have ne opinions on waiting or not. Now I'm not suggesting having a baby in the next few months I'm thinking 1 yr or 2 or 6 or 7 lol
I'm thinking the same thng, well my boyfriend and I are. We want our children to be close in age so that they can relate and share in all the fun stuff together. We had our fisrt baby 9/11/11, and we are actually thinking of trying for #2 in January. I know it is really close, but we got the OK from our OB/GYN. Another reason we are wanting our kids close in age is b/c we want a big family, say about 6 children or so. So we mos def are not waiting too long in between.
One thing I would have to say though, before you ttc, remember to start on pre-natal vitamins to decrease the chances of spinabifida and other things that could harm the baby neurologically later in life, while in the first stages of development.
Congrats on ur baby to start. I have a friend of a friend who wants 12 kids, are on number 2 now. I don't kno how they can do that. Good luck with trying for a second. I breastfeed and heard getting pg will affect the tast of my milk so if I do decided to have another it wont b for a good yr. oh decisions lol
ty for the advice
My babies are 19 months apart, and although it's hard at the beginning with 2 in diapers, it's actually nice because my older child doesn't have as many jealousy issues as I think he would have had had we waited a while longer to have another child. It's nice they're close in age and hopefully they'll be great friends.
my mother had my brother and sister close apart to and they really are best friends. She said having them closer she thinks is better but I see them now (7 and 9, I am their much older big sister lol) and it seems like she really has her hands full lol. Do you feel like ur more focused on the new baby (congrats btw) and are missing out on milestones with the oldest? Thats all I'm most worried about
I do worry about not being able to spend as much time focusing on my first child, but I'm more worried about missing milestones with my second while I'm chasing my oldest around. It is a lot easier the second time around taking care of a newborn, I'm not as paranoid about everything and it seems a lot easier than I remember with my first.
With my 6 kids I had them different times apart. My first 2 are 2 yrs and 4 mos. apart. That was ok. the next 2 were 1 yr 11 days apart. That was easier on me. Then the next was 1 yr and 1 mo apart. Again that was easy. The next came 4 yrs later, This wasn't easy at all. felt like a first child again. Now with my newest being the first with my second husband and 10 yrs after my last. Feels like I started all over again. I'm older and that can be why. I love each and all of them the same. From my 18 yr old son to my 2 mo old son. The ones that were closer in age is easier. But then everyone is different in how they parent and remember each child is also different also.
My mom had a baby at 40 years old and 18 years after my sister. It was crazy but we all chipped in to help and she is the most cared for a spoiled little sister ever.
i want another baby too, but being that im still living with my mother and still in college, it would be difficult and everybdoy says i need to wait until i have my career going and stuff. I really want to have a few kids and have them close in age though. so idk what i should do.
i think your parents are right. It's so important to have money coming in and stability when you have babies. I wasn't working but the baby ate up so much money I had to start back. With medical bills and other items the money was going to run dry quickly.
College goes by so fast and this little baby will grow so fast- enjoy both and then move on to the next chapter in your life as career woman and new mom.