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I must be CRAZY!

My DS is 16 weeks old. He is the best baby ever! I must be crazy though because both me and my husband want another one already! We both have siblings that are close in age with us and we want that for our DS. But I know it would make things very hard! Is anyone else having this urge or done this already? Please give me so advice!

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  • If you are ready, why not?  We were ready for another right away too but since im ebfing it will be awhile.  
  • Obviously this is a very personal decision that only you and DH can make. I will however give you my opinion on it.

    While my girls aren't very close in age...about 2.5 years, DD1 was a "easy baby". I thought if it was that easy with the first then surely the second one would be just like DD1. NO WAY, NO HOW, NOT IN A MILLION YEARS. DD2 was colic, reflux and mspi. Thank goodness DH and I have a strong marriage, because there were some dark days for about the first month and a half of DD2's life. I was happy DD1 was a little older and a little more independent. Who knows, maybe you will get another "easy" baby, but be prepared, as I have learned...no two children are alike. You could be dealing with a still demanding baby/toddler along with potentially a colicky newborn. ICK!

    Your first is only 4 months old. Trust me, things will become VERY busy in the next few months. Especially once he starts walking and moving. My advice is to wait!

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  • I've had the urge since about 1wk pp.  But, that's the part of my brain that has no responsibilities and doesn't have to pay for daycare.  It's also the same part of my brain that tells me to eat chocolate cake every day.  Unless/until the rest of my brain catches up, we're good with 2.   

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  • image mylittlesunshine:

    Obviously this is a very personal decision that only you and DH can make. I will however give you my opinion on it.

    While my girls aren't very close in age...about 2.5 years, DD1 was a "easy baby". I thought if it was that easy with the first then surely the second one would be just like DD1. NO WAY, NO HOW, NOT IN A MILLION YEARS. DD2 was colic, reflux and mspi. Thank goodness DH and I have a strong marriage, because there were some dark days for about the first month and a half of DD2's life. I was happy DD1 was a little older and a little more independent. Who knows, maybe you will get another "easy" baby, but be prepared, as I have learned...no two children are alike. You could be dealing with a still demanding baby/toddler along with potentially a colicky newborn. ICK!

    Your first is only 4 months old. Trust me, things will become VERY busy in the next few months. Especially once he starts walking and moving. My advice is to wait!

    Agreed!  DD#1 has been crazy hard work from the day she greeted the earth.  Even now, with DD#2 around, DD#1 still gets 95% of my attention.  She is an extremely demanding, energetic toddler.   DD#2 is cake, so relaxed.  You never know what you're going to get.

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  • When DD1 was a month and two and three months old, I would have jumped at having another baby right away. When she was a year old, I could have cried at the thought. The newborn months were easy compared to the months when she was mobile but couldn't speak and didn't do what I needed/wanted her to. When DD1 was two years old, I started thinking that if I got pregnant, by the time the baby was born, I would be able to manage two kiddos. It seems to have worked well for me. However, I do know some people who have their kids close together and manage it just fine...Really, it depends on what YOU want...
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