so we're 99% sure we want to have another now that my ds is 6 1/2. i always wanted two, but he was a high needs baby/toddler/young child with lots of difficult issues that precluded us from having another up until now (without me losing my mind). during that time i went through lots of stages, such as being very happy with the idea of having an only, to more recently being really sad that he doesnt have a sibling, and a little bit sad that he will never have one close in age to him. so we're just about ready to start ttc. but sometimes i worry - will it be so hard for him to adjust to such a change now that he's 6 1/2, will it be so hard to have him and a much younger child (we homeschool at the moment), etc. etc. i have a friend who is now pregnant with her second, and she always says 'oh, it will be easy, you just put the new one on your back and do all the things that the older one needs', but i'm not so sure. on the positive side, i see how much love my ds can now give his younger cousins, something i never thought he would be able to do when he had his earlier issues. so i wanted to hear people's experience going from one to two when their first was an only for so long (and maybe when they had been thinking they themselves were more of an only-child type of parent). thanks!