(Closed) How long did you wait before TTC #2?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

DS just turned 2 on Sunday and that day I found out I am pregnant! So they will be 33 months (almost exactly 2 years 9 months apart). I breastfed until DS was 1 and then got my period back right after that. I really enjoyed that year where I wasn’t pregnant and wasn’t breastfeeding. I personally couldn’t do the 2 under 2, but I know a lot of people who have done it and loved it. The body does do better when given at least a year between pregnancies. Give it some time and reevaluate in a few months. Babies change so quick and in a few months, you may not want another so soon. It’s hard to say!

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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Vineyard-bride15 : DH and I are going to TTC #2 at the end of this month (getting my IUD out next week! eep!) DS is going to be 9 months on the 20th of this month. I’m going to be 27 this year and DH will be 40.

Though we do have time on our side, I absolutly can not imagine getting out of the ‘baby, diaper, etc.’ phase only to get back into it with a second child. Also, since DH is 13 years older he would like to have the second baby ASAP. It took us 6 months to concieve DS, so we figure we might as well get onto #2 fairly quickly. 

I had some struggles with BF (it was all me, he was latching great) but we had so much crap going on (moving, DH was off work for 2 months with kidney stones — he could hardly walk) so with all the stress of that and a touch of PP depression, we started with formula when DS was 8 weeks old because I couldn’t keep up with his demand. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We started TTC when our first was a year. I was 32, so I didn’t want to wait too long. We also were engaged at the time and wanted to have another before the wedding, since We had a long engagement. We had some troubles TTC (2 MC) so my two ended up 2 years 4 months apart. It’s a good age difference. We had been shooting for around 2 years apart, so it worked out.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Hello, I will give you my mom’s experience.

 

My mom had my sister and I almost exactly I year apart. So, she waited under 3 months before she got pregnant with the second (me). I would not say she “waited” to get pregnant again as I was unplanned. My parents just happened to have a regular and active sex life (tmi). I am not sure how long she breast fed my older sister, but I know there was no formula involved. I don’t know anything about her period or cycle.

 

I don’t think you’re crazy for wanting another one that soon. I personally loved having a sister so close in age. I think my mom didn’t mind it either since many things we were able to do together. 

Post # 20
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638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m TTC now, and have been since DD was 12 months old.  DH and I are both 33, and we want 3 kids, so sooner would be better than later for us.  We’ve been actively TTC for one month.

 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ours will be just over 2 years (26 months or so) apart. My son is 18 months and I’m 5.5weeks pregnant. 

We didn’t use any protection since he was born. Got my period back around 8 months postpartum and breast fed until 14 months. So got pregnant a little less than 4 months after stopping breast feeding. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Mine will be exactly 2 years apart. I think it’s gonna be rough in the beginning having a smallish age gap but I hope they grow up close 🙂

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