(Closed) Excited to TTC for baby #2 but being a complete worrywart

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ours will be about 18 months apart.  I was a little nervous about my job, but luckily everyone here is really supportive.  Most have kids themselves, and everyone is familiar with pumping and pediatric appointments and the inevitable illnesses that happen. 

I save all of my PTO, as much as I possibly can, and hopefully will not have any leave without pay for this upcoming maternity leave (I used PTO for 100% of my maternity leave the first time too).  

Good luck!  I’m not sure how life is with two under two, but I can tell you in the fall!

Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

mixtaperomance:  Not if you’re ready.  As for your job, they legally cannot discriminate against you for being pregnant if you’re in the states.  However, bear in mind that you may not qualify for FMLA so soon because you have to work enough hours after returning to work to requalify for the leave and it’s generally another year (1,250 hours over the previous 12 months).

Just be prepared for lots of inappropriate comments about having another so soon.  I remember more than a few women being asked whether they knew what birth control was when they showed up pregnant with an Irish twin (baby conceived less than a year after giving birth.)  Having two under two would terrify me personally but I’m an only child so the thought of more than one child is pretty daunting as it is.  Ultimately, you have to do what is best for your family and not worry about what other people think.

Post # 4
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had mad baby fever right after our daughter was born in August. Like you guys, we both knew we wanted another and want them close in age. We were basically ntnp since dd was born. I got my cycles back at 8 months pp and just found out I was pregnant last week 🙂 like DaneLady:  ours will be 18 months apart as well. ( basically to the day!)

I also feel bad about the work thing. As I live in Canada, I’m still on mat leave with dD. I’ll go back to work for just over 4 months,  get my 600 hours for my next mat leave, then I’ll probably be off again. I feel bad, but I’m not going to hold off and change my family plans because it suits work better.

Good luck! 

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