(Closed) Nervous about TTCing Baby #2

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a Dear Daughter that is 2, and like you am starting to be “baby fever”. I have friends who have children literally 2 years apart, and while they find it challenging at times I think it is just part of the mama territory. It will be nice that once your kids get a little bigger they will be friends and have similar interests! Also, your son will change SO SO SO much in the next 9 months. He will be able to walk, follow simple commands, and communicate what he needs which will change how much he needs you now. So while you may be short on sleep for a little while, it will still be manageable. Do you have a good support system? People who can help you so you can get some rest?

For us, we wanted more space between our kids for financial reasons- daycare costs SO much money, that I really only want one child in care at a time. I am younger, 27, so I don’t feel the pressure.

I think you should go with your feelings on this 🙂

Post # 4
6499 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Different child spacing works for different people, but I very much preferred having my children relatively close together. My first two were 28 months apart, and my second and third were 20 months apart (I was aiming for two years in between in both cases). When we were done having babies, I wanted to be DONE and not have to revisit sleepless nights, diapers, pulling out the crib and stroller and carseats again, etc. And while this certainly doesn’t always happen, and may have more to do with the personalities of the children involved, my kids are VERY close. They are all two years apart in school, which works out really well.

My mum had me 4-1/2 years after my sister, and I cannot imagine having one out of diapers and almost in school and then beginning again. I think babies around two years apart are ideal (at least for me they were).

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