We have a beautiful 8 month old dd. I love her to pieces. Lately we're thinking about having #2, but there are some questions/concerns I have that I would like some input on to help me decide the right time to try for #2.
1. We co-sleep with dd. Based on her needs, I would be surprised if this was resolved by the time a newborn came around, plus I would feel weird having her all alone in a room and dh, me and baby in our room. If you co-sleep, and you did with two babes, how do you do it? I would worry about dd rolling over/hurting the newborn....
2. I am still nursing dd, and would like to nurse her until she's 2ish. Have you nursed through a pregnancy? How did that go? I'm not really up to tandem nursing - sounds like a lot of work.... Any thoughts with that?
3. What is the spacing of your children? Any mamas that "baby bunched" - do you recommend it?
4. Is having a second babe closer to their sibling super hard on your body? Anyone noticed something like that? Also, is nursing and being pregnant simultaneously really hard on your body? Just wondering....
I'm almost 32, and the thought of having kids close together appeals to me. I know I had dd1 a bit older, and we would like at least one, possibly 2 more, so I kinda want to "get on with it". Also, my sister was 3 years older and seemed to resent me, and honestly still kinda does. Not sure if she had too much time with mom alone and then felt ousted when I came or what, but that's kinda my theory. I would like our kids to get along well and I like to think closer spacing might accomplish that (I know parenting affects that too, but I wonder if a kid doesn't have a lot of time with mom and dad's sole attention would more readily accept a sibling).
Anyways, any thoughts or advice on child spacing?