When are you trying for #2 (or 3, 4 etc.)

Hi ladies - just wanted to see when you plan on trying for another baby and how old your LO will be. My lil guy is 6 weeks old and our plan is to start trying again next March / April so they will be about 2 years apart. We arent planning on any birth control, just the "pull and pray" method as my dr calls it :-) so if it happens before, it happens!
Posted on March 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm
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FarmBride
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We are not.When my little guy arrives he will be it, at 43 yrs I am too old to go through this again, just wish I had met DH when I was younger!! H x

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 12:09 am
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The original plan is to have them about 2-2 1/2 years apart.  I'm 33 and DH is 34 so we don't want to wait much longer than that, but we'll see how we feel after our DD is born this July :)

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 12:29 am
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Yea I'll be 31 this year and DH will be 37 and I dont want to be pregnant past 35 (higher risks).
DH has always wanted 3 kids, I'm leaning towards just one more but I think if #2 is a boy we might go one more time and try for a girl. I will also be a SAHM after #2 as well so I'm kinda excited about that!
Posted on March 6, 2012 at 12:50 am
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We always talked about 2 before we got married but we may just have the 1.  I've had a rough pregnancy.  My husband and i both love our jobs and aren't willing to change that so it really wouldn't work time management wise with 2.  We were nervous about 1 and have already set up a schedule for football season with my mother and MIL (we both have to work friday night football games and we work at a high school 30 minutes away).  My parents live 4 hours away but are still going to help out those couple of months.  We just don't see how it would work with 2 right now.  If we do decide on a second it will not be for 3-4 more years.  I want them spread apart but I don't want to have children past the age of 34.  I'll be 29 in June.  I just honestly can't see myself going through pregnancy again.  I am an only child and I really enjoyed growing up being able to do things that I wouldn't have if I had siblings.  So we'll see...

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 1:39 am
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We're popping out the next one pretty soon after Everlie... we'll probably start trying when she is 1 1/2 or so.  I am definitely not spreading them out 8 1/2 years again!! LOL

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:18 am
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Allie I was hoping you would post on this since I know you said you wanted them close in age. Glad I'm not the only crazy one :-)

Julia - I was opposite I loved being pregnant! I had a lot of issues though - chronic hypertension and GD so I'm hoping to lose some weight before #2 comes so it will be a healthier pregnancy and I won't have to do those annoying tests towards the end like I did. I think I would have changed my tune if I had a difficult time like you :-) the first week I was ready to rip my ovaries out lol but things are settling quite nice now :-)
Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:46 am
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We are planning to try in May/June of this year

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:54 am
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We'll probably try for another one (DD is due in July) when Megan is about 1 1/2 or so. Both DH and I are the youngest of two -my brother is 4 years older and DH's brother is 3 years older and neither of us were close to our brothers until we were in university -not that we can really help these things but that timeframe would ideal for us.

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 5:23 am
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We're planning on 2 years apart.. but we're still waiting another 2 months for our first one to arrive. :)  So we'll see!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 6:01 am
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We originally wanted 2, but I think I'll just settle for 1.  I had a pretty good pregnancy but a horrible recovery.  I was in labor for 15 hours and I developed a severe rash afterwards...I think it's called PUPPS.  IMO, recovery sucks even more than being pregnant.  Also, my DH and I have great careers and I don't think we could sacrifice any more if we have multiple kids.  But we'll see.

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 9:08 am
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My LO is 18 months old, and we're trying now.  I'm turning 35 this year, so realistically we don't have a huge amount of time that we can put it off for.

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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After having #1, i'm not entirely sure that I want another. However, dh really wants a boy so we'll see. 


Ideally i'd like about 3 years in between, so we would probably start trying around the time Cassidy turns 2. 

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm
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Well, I'm still expecting my first in June, but since I will be 36 in 16 days, I'm thinking we will start trying again when Baby Sunshine is between 1 and 1 and 1/2 (who knows if I'll get pregnant right away like I did this time so I'm trying to give myself a window and hope it works out).

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm
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I would really like to pregnant the same duration as I was with G - I really don't want to be super pregnant in the summer...we live in FL and it gets HOT! So that does shorten my window (March - July).
Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:08 am
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We plan on trying for #2 the month DS turns 1. DH and I are both young and want to keep the kids close in age. I'm 5 years apart from my sister and hated it growing up.

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:37 am
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my goal is to be pregnant at Alexis' 2nd birthday :) how pregnant is TBD.  March is my 2 year anniversary of concieving woo :) hoping to get prego sometime between may-sept 2012! I am soooo excited!  

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:24 am
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So excited for the ladies currently trying!  Good luck! 


Yay Pink!  How cool would it be if we got pregnant around the same time again ;)


Clip - I think it would be fun to have the kids have close to the same birthday, it's easier on parties etc in long run I think! 

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 5:39 am
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Number 2 is due in August, when Esme will be 18 months.  DH was very keen that they were close togerther in age.  (I didn't realy have strong feelings about age gaps).  IF we have a number 3 there will be a bigger age gap, but like others I ideally would want to be over 35, so the age gap might be about 3 years. 
Posted on March 7, 2012 at 6:44 am
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I'm 31 and currently pregnant with #1. DH and I would like to have a second child within 2-3 years, but we'll see once our LO arrives.

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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princessjen.... my planning OCD needs more time between birthday parties lol, not to mention our fall months are pretty packed with bdays, holidays etc so I am hoping for spring/summer to break it up a bit. 

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 2:43 am
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