Pregnant again and freaking out!!

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

You will be just fine! There was a reason you envisioned this and it’s because you can do it. Congrats!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

No personal advice as I’m currently pregnant with my first baby, BUT I will say that my brother and I are just a little farther apart than that (16 months), and my parents managed (& in definitely less than ideal circumstances), so I’m sure you will too! 🙂 Also, I loved having a sibling so close in age..he has always been (and continues to be) one of my best friends. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

This happens all the time, including in my extended family,  and it will be OK!  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’m in my 40s and I know so many women my age whose only regret in regards to spacing their kids is that they left big gaps and they wish they’d had their children much closer together than they did. Even though it’s a bit more challenging when the babies are little, it’s so much easier when they are older, and teens, and leaving the house. I only have one child myself so I’m not speaking from experience, I’m just passing on what my friends have said! You are going to be totally okay.

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

My sister and I are 14 months apart. She has a son who turns one a week before her due date with number two. One of our family friends has 5, all 5 and under. It’s kind of normal in my family and circle of friends. 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsDiddles:  I have no advice since I have no children yet – but my mom and her sister are 11 months apart! It’s definitely do-able and, I can imagine, more fun for the kids to be close in age! Some of my friends have siblings more than 5 years apart and that makes it harder for them to relate to their siblings, especially while in childhood.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsDiddles:  I have no advice since I have no children yet – but my mom and her sister are 11 months apart! It’s definitely do-able and, I can imagine, more fun for the kids to be close in age! Some of my friends have siblings more than 5 years apart and that makes it harder for them to relate to their siblings, especially while in childhood.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Congratulations! This is totally doable – and maybe even preferred by some!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My cousin has twins that just turned two and a 7 month old.  For her, it has been a great sense of humor that has gotten her through it.   Their house is full of lots of crazy moments, but she will tell great jokes and stories about it.  I’m sure the time that she taught her daughters to help throw away used diapers and they tried to throw everything that belong to their brother away will be a great family story one day.   I hope everything goes well for you!

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow! Congratulations!  I’m pregnant again too, and due only 3 weeks after I was the first time, and I’m actually jealous that you will have the two close together! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

MrsDiddles:  I’m one of six, the eldest was just 10 when the youngest was born so small gaps are definitely doable.  We spent a lot of time split into the big three and the little three because there was no way to entertain us all with the same stuff. I think little gaps might be more stressful when they are little but definitely make planning and organising activities and holidays and bedtimes and meals easier than bigger gaps 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

My sis as I are 12 months apart. Don’t know how my mom did it but I’m so thankful to have a sister that was so close to me in age. We shared so many life experiences, friends, and we still talk daily to each other just to chat about our day. And we see each other weekly at the very least. Congratulations!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

My two (now grown) kids are 17 months apart.  I found it really easy with the small space between the two, and I love how they have always been close.  🙂 You WILL be fine!! Congratulations!!

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