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FTM- thinking of baby #2 yet?

When Charlie was first born my husband and I both said: How do people ever have more than one child??  We were having trouble getting used to sleepless nights and couldn't imagine raising Charlie and getting out of that up every 3 hours phase and then doing it all over again.  Now that we are about 5 weeks in and getting settled in our new life I am already excited to think about having another baby! Obviously not at this point, but probably by the end of the year we will start talking about TTC.  

So, now that your first baby is here- when do you think you will plan to have #2?

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  • I'm also really excited about #2. I really enjoyed pregnancy and so far DS has been an easy and happy baby. I'm a little worried that I've been spoiled this round and next time could be a lot more difficult, especially with a toddler to care for during pregnancy and the newborn phase. I think we'll try to aim for a 2 year age gap so we'll start TTC again next spring.

     

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  • I'm ready! DH thinks I'm crazy. I LOVE your pics!!! too cute!
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  • I miss being pregnant and can't wait to try for another baby!. I want to start TTC when baby is 9 months. It took us 2 years to get pregnant with this one, so I want to try soon. 

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  • Not me. I want to enjoy every moment with DS for the next couple years.

     

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  • After DS#1 I was ready for #2 by about 8 weeks. It took DH till he was 4 months to get on board, then it took another wee while to get UTD as I was still EBF. This time I'm still content with 2 at 9 weeks. If we decide on a third I'd like an 18 month gap again as it's working out really well so far. 
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    Not me. I want to enjoy every moment with DS for the next couple years.

     

     

    THIS!!!! we always knew when we had a lo that we wanted to spend as much time together as a family of 3 before becoming a family of 4. and since my dh has his lil guy now, hes very willing to wait for the next one, so we decided that we would wait 5 years before starting to try again, our thinking is long term, like we are thinking about when one is in college (fingers crossed thats what he wants to do) then that gives us 5 years to help our first before we have the next one start. basically thats what my parents did with my siblings and i, except we were all 6 years apart and since there was a a good gap, they were able to help all of us with college.

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  • I am no where near ready for #2 yet. I had a very rough pregnancy that included 3 different hospitalizations. My H on the other hand is ready now but I think that's because he missed all but 8 weeks of my pregnancy due to a deployment.
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  • If it was up to me I would like to start ttc this summer, but my dh doesn't want to try unitl at least 1 year.  I will be 32 this year and I don't want to wait because it took some extra help to have my lo and I just don't know how long or how hard it will be to have another.
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    Not me. I want to enjoy every moment with DS for the next couple years.

     

    THIS!!!! 

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  • Dh and I plan on having a 3 yr gap between kids, so I'm relaxing with #1 now. I think I will definitely pine for #2 as dd gets older
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    When Charlie was first born my husband and I both said: How do people ever have more than one child??  We were having trouble getting used to sleepless nights and couldn't imagine raising Charlie and getting out of that up every 3 hours phase and then doing it all over again.

    This still! We just had this conversation last night. I dont think we'll be ttc again for AT LEAST another year.
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  • DH was ready as soon as we got home from the hospital. I want to wait til this fall so they will be around 18 months apart. I had a fairly easy pregnancy and actually kind of miss being pregnant!

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  • We are trying again 'officially' in June.  If it happens sooner, so be it.  It took 3 years to conceive DD so we aren't holding our breath to achieve another on our own and insurance won't help until next January.  We will start fertility treatments next January if it doesn't happen naturally.
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  • We will start 'trying' in June, but we aren't do anything to prevent pregnancy so if it happens earlier, great :-)
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  • We'll start trying again next spring.  We want to enjoy some time just as a family of 3 and we need to finish paying off my student loans so we can afford childcare for 2 or for me to quit and find something pt.  (pt isn't possible at my current job.)

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  • while i was pregnant, my husband and i went back and forth on whether we wanted 2 or 3 kids. he wanted 2, i wanted 3. towards the end, he finally agreed on 3 kids. right after our DD was born, i felt exactly like you. i thought, how do people do this more than once? how has the human race survived.. i can't believe after one labor, people want to go back and do this again! multiple times! and then on top of that the weeks of sleepless nights and fussy baby.. i can't imagine doing it with another little one running around! i started saying our daughter would be lucky to have any siblings at this point.

    as the weeks go by, i'm starting to forget the pain of labor more & more, but im still exhausted from caring for the baby. i wanted all of my children close together, but now i am torn because i cannot imagine sharing my time with my daughter with another baby right now. i want her to have my undivided attention. but i also like the idea of her having a playmate close in age. we will see what happens!

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  • I'm the same way!  We are already discussing names and we aren't even TTC.  The thought is def. crossing our minds though!
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    while i was pregnant, my husband and i went back and forth on whether we wanted 2 or 3 kids. he wanted 2, i wanted 3. towards the end, he finally agreed on 3 kids. right after our DD was born, i felt exactly like you. i thought, how do people do this more than once? how has the human race survived.. i can't believe after one labor, people want to go back and do this again! multiple times! and then on top of that the weeks of sleepless nights and fussy baby.. i can't imagine doing it with another little one running around! i started saying our daughter would be lucky to have any siblings at this point.

    as the weeks go by, i'm starting to forget the pain of labor more & more, but im still exhausted from caring for the baby. i wanted all of my children close together, but now i am torn because i cannot imagine sharing my time with my daughter with another baby right now. i want her to have my undivided attention. but i also like the idea of her having a playmate close in age. we will see what happens!

     

    This is me exactly! I'm currently still reveling in the feeling of not being pregnant - while I didn't hate being pregnant, I certainly don't miss it. I like being able to tie my shoes and lie on my stomach!

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