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Old 03-23-10, 08:53 PM
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So I recognize some of you posters from when I was due with our son Colt who was born 12-18-09. WELL, Sunday I found out I am pregnant AGAIN! I started a new job on March 1st! Needless to say I have been a wreck the last 3 days..I was worried about telling my new boss and that went ok. Now I am just incredibly worried how I will handle being a mom to two babies....My estimated DD is 11-23-10, they won't even be a year apart! I am trying to focus on the fact that this time it just happened instead of the 4 years it took us to have the little man arrive but I am so worried about money and if my husband and I will be able to handle the stress of two kids. Just wondering if anyone else has the same experience, the 3 year plan turned into the 3 month plan and we have to laugh about that!!
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Old 03-24-10, 02:52 AM
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Congratulations! Your story sounds just like my neighbor who has girls about 11 months apart too. They had to do IVF after like 7 yrs of trying to get their first and then surprise!

My girls are 16 months apart, but developmentally 10 months (oldest had delays). Its a challenge for sure, but I willingly (after 6 yrs) am doing it again
 
Having babies close in age is hard, but sooooo rewarding once you are out of the baby stage! They are into the same things and just the best of friends (most of the time).

My biggest issue with 2 close in age is protecting the little baby from the big baby. My oldest wasn't walking yet when her sister showed up. But she did things like try to feed her sister goldfish crackers at just a few months old. I wish I had a playpen for the little one just so I had a safe place to put her. I had brought in both kids from the car and went back to the car to get the diaper bag I think. It was in the garage and I was less then 20 feet from them. I came in to see my infant choking and fished out the crackers. She just wasn't old enough to understand that this was the wrong thing to do! Once your baby hits 18+ months things get a ton easier!

I carried my little one in a sling a lot. Really helped to keep my hands free to help the older. I could carry my little one in the store while the older sat in the cart at the store and such. Good luck and I hope you have a helpful DH! Mine totally wasn't and it made things much harder on me! He's gotten better for the 3rd, so hopefully this set of close in age little ones will be a bit easier for me! Plus I now have two big girl helpers!

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Old 03-24-10, 01:00 PM
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**lurking**

My Dh & his brother are about 13 months apart and my MIL says she liked it that way! The boys were best friends when they were little, had a few spats as teens, and later became close again. I'm sure it will be stressfull on both you & your husband, but as you will quickly relaize with your first how fast it really goes by & one day you'll have 2 toddlers who can entertain each other while you cook dinner or talk on the phone to a friend w/o interruptions, lol!

Oh, and thanks Laura for all the great tips! My dd is 20 months now & I praying that I am pg w/the sibling now or very soon.
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Thanks girls. I know everything will have a way of working itself out. I just worry I am cheating my son out of time with me..I want to be excited but I am still trying to get my head wrapped around it. At least that is keeping me from the panic of the first trimester, we miscarried before we had our son and I spent the whole time worrying with him. I will have to keep all those tips in mind!
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