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Old May 14th, 2018, 08:42 AM   11
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I don't have 2 under 2... but I did!

My DD was around 8 months old when I found out I were pregnant with my 2nd and they have a 14 month gap. I actually tried really hard not to hype myself up as to how hard it was going to be and it went by just fine. I love how DD and DS relate to each other they love each other so much and are very protective of each other. I actually wish we decided to have our 3rd child sooner.

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Old May 14th, 2018, 11:20 AM   12
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I had my daughter when my son was 18 months old! It's actually not as bad as I thought it would be.

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Old May 14th, 2018, 15:50 PM   13
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I've just found out I'm expecting, I have a 15 month old so there'll be just under 2 years between them.
This will be baby no 5, baby's no 2 & 3 (8&9 now) only have 1 yr 3 days between them, fell pg when ds1 was only 10 weeks old. 😲

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Old May 15th, 2018, 02:42 AM   14
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I'm pregnant with number 4 and there's a 3 year gap this time but my 2nd and 3rd babies were 16months apart. I won't lie there are moments that test you but i wouldnt change it for the world. Tbh I find it harder now at 3 and 2 that I did when I had a Newborn and 16month old! They have an amazing bond now too. But fight just as much lol! X

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Old May 15th, 2018, 05:24 AM   15
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I'm expecting twins in a few months, my younger son will be max 22 months when they arrive. My older one is turning 4 in a month. Eek!

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Old May 15th, 2018, 15:47 PM   16
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Wow thanks for the responses ladies I really appreciate it. Seems like for the most part it works itself out. But are we all nuts or what for having kids so close in age? haha .

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Old May 15th, 2018, 16:00 PM   17
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Definitely nuts

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Old May 16th, 2018, 01:31 AM   18
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I had two year and ten months between mine. Slightly different but in some ways it's been harder having just under three years. There's no point me having a double pushchair. My dd is tall and did not fit in them. I am limited to what I can do due to this. Also its things like bedtime. She wants me to stay with her while she falls asleep. The baby wakes. It's a vicious circle lol. Overall I have found that it's all multitasking when you have two at home. My toddler can't be trusted as she's still mischievous so with your first it's alot easier to pop out the room and no babies safe.

Some tips for those early days.

Get clothes out the night before
Pack babybag the night before you go out
My toddler didn't want to be a big girl in the early days. If baby had a blanket. She wanted a blanket. She loves me doing anything to her that baby has done. They share a bath so she feels that the attention is on both of them
Now Freddie is four months old my daughter is entertaining for him. She occupies him and makes him giggle.

Another tip. Get out when you can even if it's for a walk. It makes the day easier.

You may feel upside down for a week or two and then gradually things come together. Although my house is harder to keep up with now.

90% of the time things are great. Newborns sleep plenty usually. I've found the night feeds easier this time as I'm used to being woken lol. I can't imagine life without them both and it's worth the work.

Perks to you having a small gap. Your oldest can still go in a cot and pushchair. They will both like the same toys. They will grow up close. Days out will be easier to entertain both
Can eat similar foods once little ones eating. They will be growing up together and be at very similar stages when they get older.

You will have lots of washing lol. Congratulations it will be fine xx

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Old May 16th, 2018, 01:38 AM   19
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I have 17 months between my first two. The final months of pregnancy and the first 6 or so months with two was hard, but they have such a close bond and it's really paid off having them close. My son will be 2.5 when my twins are born, so I think I'm more nervous about 3 under 3 than I ever was about 2 under 2

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Old May 20th, 2018, 21:26 PM   20
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I might possibly have 3 under 3 DS's birthday is July 12 and I'm due July 18. This was not the plan, but I'm hoping I survive! I found the first 6 months or so of my DD's life really tough. And my son is definitely getting to that "threenager" stage of testing EVERYTHING. Sigh.

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