Another Baby

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JEN - January 11

Hey girls-I have an amazing son who turned 2 on December 8. I turned 29 in November, and absolutely want to have another child (possibly even 2 more). My question is this...what do you girls think is the best age to have another child? My hubby is ready now, but my 2 year old can be a handful-how far apart are your kids and at what age did you have them?

 

sahmof3 - January 11

I'm 33 now. I had my oldest at 25 (turned 26 the next month), my 2nd at 29 and my 3rd at 30 (turned 31 the next month). My 1st and 2nd are 3 1/2 years apart and my 2nd and 3rd are 17 months apart. Both age gaps had their pros and cons. Now that my kids are 7 1/2, 4 (well, she will be 4 in under 2 weeks) and 2 1/2 I'm really liking that 17 month age gap because those two are so good about playing together and keeping each other entertained (especially now that my oldest is in school all day). IDK... the ages I had my kids were perfect for me, but I'd say if you have the energy and want another soon... go for it :-)

 

mjvdec01 - January 11

I have a daughter that will be 2 on february 9th. I was 29 when she was born, but turned 30 just 9 days later. I am currently 31, and will be 32 on february 18th. I am 12 weeks 1 day pregnant and this baby is due July 24th. My daughter is at the age where she wants to 'help' you with everything, which is great and we are working on the potty training thing. Hopefully Madalyn will be out of diapers and in a big girl bed by the time this baby is born. The age gap we chose is perfect for us.

 

DB - January 12

My dd will be one on 1/31. I am 24 (had her at 23, married at 21 etc). We are young and we want them close. We are ttc right now. They may end up as close as 20-24 months apart if all goes well.

 

bubbasmom - January 12

My son will be two in the beginning of Feb and I am 13 weeks pregnant, due July 17th. They will be just under 2 and a half years apart. I think when they are older, the age gap will be a good one but I do freak out about having them so close and my son still throwing tantrums.

 

cae - January 12

Ethan is shy of 2 yrs this month. I was almost 25 when he was born. I plan to ttc this summer, which will make them 3 years apart. We thought about ttc a little after Ethan turned 1 so that they could be 2 years apart, but glad that we waited. I think any age difference has there advantages and disadvantages, but 3 years apart is what I hope my LOLs will be.

 

amyh - January 13

My daughters are 20 months apart. It was hard for the first few weeks, but once I got in a rhythm it's been easier. I LOVE it. The older one adores the younger one and they are so close in age that it will be fun to see them grow up together. WE are already considering number 3, because this has been so nice....there, I will wait until number 2 is at least 2 years old (when the baby is born). That's more for expensive daycare issues.....

 

sphinx - January 13

my girls are 15 minutes apart. I don't think you should a___lyze it too much, just have another one! You will have 9 months to get ready for the baby... By the time you have the baby, your son will be around 3. I think its a perfect age difference. I think I want to have another baby when my girls are around 3. Besides, if you are 29 now, then you should get going if you want to have possibly two more since the risks go up after 35.

 

disko love - January 14

Hi Jen. I think that if you and your husband are ready then you should just go for it! I am 34 years old and currently 18 weeks pregnant with my fourth baby and I have a 3 year old son, 11 year old son & a 15 year old daughter. You can always prepare your 2 year old son when you do become pregnant in order for him to accept a new baby. My 3 year old just recently recognized that there is a baby in mommy's tummy and before that he was very adamant and would yell NO! But, now he is very aware and is sweet. Although, he is a handful too... but then again I don't think there will ever be a time when children are not handfuls. That is the beauty of family. Hope this helps. =)

 

Mom_X_3 - January 18

Me and my husband have been together for 5 years. We have 2 children, and I'm pregnant with our third right now. I think your age is a great age to have more children. My first 2 children are not quite 1 year apart, and they play wonderfully (when they aren't trying to kill each other :o) ) They are both boys, and are 2.5 and 3.5. I was 16 when I had my oldest, 17 when I had my second, and am almost 20 and due with our 3rd (and last) baby boy in April.

 

^lucy^ - January 20

i think u should go for it if u and ur husband are ready... im 24 and was 22 when i had my baby girl (turned 23 after 3 months) and we're planning to have 2 more kids.. i want 2 more before im 30 but we want an age difference of 4 yrs btween each kid and my baby is still 20 months old so i think its early for us although i wish i can have one now :) GL

 

JEN - January 20

Thank you all so much! In the past few weeks I have decided that I am ready, and my husband and I will begin officially trying in the next few months. One factor in my decision is that one of my friends has recently undergone IVF 2 times (and is on her 3rd try now) so it really opened my eyes as to what a blessing bringing children into this world is. Again, thank you all for all of your kind words and support, and wish me luck! DS was conceived on try #1!

 

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