Post # 1
I keep seeing on my google news that Jessica Simpson is pregnant again. Good for her, but didn’t she just have her baby like seven months ago? Assuming she waited to tell people until after the risk of MC goes down at 10 or 12 weeks, does that mean she got pregnant four months or so after giving birth? I didn’t even know that was possible!
Any bees had kids with really short spans in between? I’m not knocking her, just curious how it works and whether this is as unusual as it seemed to me. We are getting started a bit later, so part of me feels like at least this would be efficient! My DH and his brother are what I consider close in age (16 months), and it worked out well for their family, but even mom was a bit freaked out. Lil brother was planned, but not quite that soon!
Post # 3
@justelope: I think pregnancy rumors started in November and she has just officially confirmed the news. It’s not actually that uncommon to have kids so close together. There’s even a term for it: Irish Twins.
Post # 4
I know two brothers who are 10 months apart. If their birthdays fell the right way, they could’ve been in the same grade all through school. The second one was premature, but they still would’ve been less than a year apart.
I want kids close together, but not THAT close. My brother, sister, and I are all in 2 year and 3 month “stepping stones” and I think it’s a good gap.
Post # 5
I’m going to make a point to have kids like this is we aren’t blessed with twins. A lot of people do this so 1. their kids are closer in age and therefore have a better chance of having a stronger relationship 2. their kids will be in school together 3. they only have to go through the diaper stage once. There are a lot of other positives that I’m sure some others bee’s will list.
Post # 6
My brother and I are only 13 months apart. My parents wanted more kids, but weren’t planning on a second one so soon, but it was fine. My brother and I are super close. My mom said that in hindsight it was good because my parents were able to go through all the development stages around the same time, and we got our of diapers around the same time, etc.
Britney Spears’ boys are only 12 months apart, so they’re Irish Twins.
Post # 7
My older sister and I are 11 months apart. I was a surprise. You do the math! LOL…in other words, it’s DEFINITELY possible.
Post # 8
We’re doing this–DD is 9 months, and I’m 32 weeks pregnant. DS is due one month before DD’s first birthday. On the plus side, I don’t have any time to get out of practice making bottles at 2am, or changing diapers one handed!
I was nervous at first, but then I came around to excited. DH was always just thrilled. I was nervous before we had one, and that worked itself out. But yes, totally possible to do–and we waited the six weeks the doctors recommended after I gave birth.
Post # 9
my FH’s cousin went in for an appointment 6 weeks after she gave birth and found out she was pregnant. The doctor insisted they check before giving her birth control because he sees it happen more often than thought
Post # 10
My brother and I are 10.5 months apart – it was pretty awesome growing up and I love that we are so close in age but I don’t know how my mother did it! I wasn’t even walking when he was born.
I personally want to have my kids pretty close together but I’m due in 2 weeks and I can’t even imagine being pregnant again anytime soon lol!
Post # 11
We are actually going to try to do this on purpose. As soon as my OB declares it to be medically safe, we’re going for #2. I actually just read a Forbes article the other day on how having them close together minimizes cost, and the farther the gap, the higher the cost of childrearing is. Also, I have always felt like my sister and I are too far apart in age to ever be really close.
Post # 12
I have a friend with 3 under 3. I get the appeal of only having diaper stage once, but can’t imagine the baby craze with three little ones!
Post # 13
One of my coworkers was pregnant again (not planned) 4 months after she gave birth to her first. And my friend’s mother had her brother 11 months after she was born! Said she was pregnant again when she went back for her first checkup after giving birth (wasn’t supposed to be having sex again but I guess she did anyway!). So it is definitely possible, seems like it would be hard on the body to go right back into pregnancy again.
I plan on waiting 4-6 years to have a second child so that I can give as much attention as possible to my first, and by that age they should be able to understand birth better and even be able to help out a little. 🙂 To each their own, though! My brother and his wife want to have another eventually, but their little one is 2 years old now and is SUCH a ball-of-energy handful that there is no way they can even consider bringing another kid into the mix haha. My siblings and I are verrry spread apart – 7 years between my older brother and I, and 9 years between my little brother and I. We never had an issue being close haha.
Post # 14
It can be done! I have a friend with 2 boys 10.5 months apart. I also worked with a woman whose two eldest were 11 months apart, and born in the same calendar year. She said whenever she wrote their birthdates down people assumed she’d made a mistake! She’d just retort “I think I’d know… I WAS there…” She also retold the story of the time she was in the doctors office with a newborn and being told she was pregnant again… she cried, and cried, she says. Haha.
Post # 15
It’s possible and more common than people think. Me? Hell no. I couldn’t do it. I have an 8 month old and we’re planning our kids 4-6 YEARS apart. I shut down the baby factory with a Mirena at 6 weeks pp. lol
Post # 16
My sister and I are 10 months apart. We had a great time together growing up but my mom was a very tired woman. She says now that it was perfect and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.