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Like the title says I have two beautiful dds. 2yrs and 6mos. The thing is they have both been absolutely the best babies in the world. Seriously! People are constantly telling us how blessed we are that our babies are so wonderfully tempered - never any trouble.<br>
My problem, if you can call it that, is that I would be totally thrilled if I got pregnant again right now. I love my babies. I loved being pregnant and I want more. I even dreamed of two more (I've dreamed of both my children before I got pg with them.)<br>
I know our bodies need a year to recoup so I know that 6mo pp would be a little too early. Plus we totally could not afford more right now ...I just want more even if its illogical.<br>
Having a 2yo and 6mo life is really hard and stressful and I never have a moment's peace but pregnancy and birth and then having such wonderful babies has all been such wonderful experiences how can I not want to do it all over and over and over?<br>
Any mamas out there with still little babes find yourself getting the "itch" again already? Or am I just crazy?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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My older 2 are 18 mos apart. I was NOT prepared for that! I had anxiety and depression for a few years after that.<br><br>
Skip forward to ages 7.5 (ds1) and 6 (dd) and now we have 2 mo old ds2. I already want another. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I think for me it was a matter of different time and place in my life and some semblance of normalcy. It's good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My two babes will be right at 13 mo. apart. Talk to me in a couple months, after I've had #2, and I'll let you know if you're crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My two babes will be right at 13 mo. apart. Talk to me in a couple months, after I've had #2, and I'll let you know if you're crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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I hear ya! Mine will be 14 months apart. I was a fertile myrtle after having first baby. Didn't realize I would be THAT fertile! We'll see if I go crazy in a few months! Pray for me!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I am the opposite... your situation would be HARD for me. I love my DD with all my heart, but I don't see how I could possibly have enough time for 2 that close together. I want to space them atleast 3 yrs apart.
 

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I have four within five years (and three weeks). It is a bit wild but I think it is awesome. I think close is better. As long as you are healthy, I even think the 1 year recovery is debunk as well. I am pre-preggo weight of #1 but almost 15 lbs., think I have never looked better, feeling wonderful and have a happy marriage. The kiddos are one big team of fun. It is sometimes tremendously out of control and I do yell at times - but overall, I love it.<br><br>
My kiddos are 21 months, 22 months and 17 months apart.<br><br>
I might be a tad unusual. My husband is awesome, helpful and supportive - it helps he is 51 now and so got all the idea of young & free a long time ago. I can't imagine a very young husband who likes to party wanting this life. I go back to work in four or five months which will be sad - I like being home!
 

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Thanks for posting this--I thought I was the only crazy lady out there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I have 2 DSs, 21 mos and 5.5 mos and totally have Baby Fever again. WTF?!?! I really want to try to wait a few years before we have another; it would be nice to let the dust settle and get our finances in a bit better shape.<br>
OTOH, DH and I are competely dangerous--another Fertile Myrtle over here, so we shall see...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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nak<br>
ds is 8 months and i would be thrilled to be pregnant again. my only concern is breastfeeding. I dont want to have to wean ds early. he is just barely starting solids...i almost feel a ittle selfish 'cause he loves and needs his boobies so much. i would continue to let him nurse, milk or no milk, and then tandem, but still its a concern.
 

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I've just recently developed a serious case of baby lust again (DS is 10 months). I think it has something to do with DS becoming more independant - he's crawling and crusing and almost walking, he's night-weaned and sleeping in his crib, and he's nursing less as he becomes more interested in solids. My baby's getting out of that baby stage, which makes me long for another.<br><br>
Conveniently, DH is my best birth control. He has firmly stated that he wants our kids to be at least 2 years apart, but no more than 3. So we may start trying to conceive #2 in the summer or fall of this year, but there's no rush.<br><br>
But I totally understand. I love me some babies!
 

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i can't wait to get prego again. we would like to space our births all about 2 years so their close but one is walking and starting to talk before the next one comes.<br><br>
i was ready to try again 3 months after ds was born <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Um...I itched everytime after I had a baby. And look where it got me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. No but seriously..i love every single minuet of it and wouldn't have any less! i am done now though..!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I have four five and under also. Not crazy, is my verdict. I'd totally get the itch when the babe was about seven/eight months old. But now we are done and that feels totally fine to me too.<br><br>
It can get overwhelming when they are little, but mine are all best buds and I wouldn't have my family any other way!
 

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I agree. I have a 2yr old and 7 month old and have had the itch. I know the smart thing is to wait awhile, but who knows. There must be something in the air <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Mine are 16 months apart and I LOVED LOVED LOVED being pregnant, giving birth and the whole thing. Yeah, it is stressful and we were thinking of having a third. I had to have a hysterectomy due to placenta accreta so I won't be having that third (still very hard to deal with!) But I do get that "Are you nuts lady??) look when I go places and YES I do know what causes pregnancy (I HATE that question) but if you really want another then go for it! You will find the money, time, energy and space, trust me. It will all work out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If you're crazy you're in good company. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Babies ands kids are great. TONS of work at first but as the get older it's so worth it.
 

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yep... you have gone mad...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
mine are 15 months apart... wow... I couldn't imagine having another one!
 
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