We have a 2.6 year old and I've never really considered having another child until recently. He's starting to come out of the terrrible 2's stage and is a great joy to be with so I thought I want another! I was considering TTC in July so L will be 3.5 years when the other is born..... But........
I looked after my sister's LO yesterday who's 6 months old, and my LO. It was sooooo hard! My nephew needs so much attention! and then I needed to cook dinner for both of them, get them both dressed for bed, feed my nephew his milk for bed (which took ages!!!)..... Most of the time my LO was being left to play on his own, or asked to wait while I sort stuff. I didn't like it!!! It was sooo overwhelming and I felt so guilty for my LO!!
After having my sole attention for his whole life I think it'll be really hard to come to terms with having another. Unless, maybe, when my LO starts school. So we're going for a 4-5 year age gap now!!!!
DD will be at least 3 before we start trying (she is 1 on April 29th). The only thing that concerns me is the fact that I have PCOS, which could mean it ends up taking longer than we would like to TTC. A 4 year age gap would be ideal! x
We are looking to TTC from November 2013 at the earlist - meaning DD will be just over 4 when the new baby is born meaning she will be in school giving me more time to focus on feeding the baby and getting a good bond with the new one without feeling like DD is loosing out on attention. That and we would struggle to afford 2 lots of childcare if we had another before DD is in school
I also like to think DD being 4 would mean she will be more self sufficient and I can get her to "help" me with the baby and not worry that she is being left out.
i personally feel a little guilty thinking about number two i love her so much and dont want her to feel i had another to soon i love kids and cant wait to have our whole family but i really feel guilty i dont know why lol she is so alert always has been keeps me on my toes loL!
We want three kids we have one i would like at least a two year gap so that she will be feeling like a big sister
then another 2 years with the third
plus we just built a new house and will be moving in in june so alot of stuff going on and we have 5 dogs lol
hey if you fell ready and want another one now i say go for it if i felt that way i would to im still in guilty stage lol!!!!
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