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Pregnant with a 10 month old.. Owh you know what I mean!

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Bubbless Mon 18-Nov-13 10:20:09

I have a dd who is 10 months old, and is the absolute light of my life, just found out this morning I'm pregnant again! We had been trying for a month!! I thin we conceived on 29th October, so il have two under two..
Please come and tell me how wonderful your close aged children are?!
We expected it to take a bit longer than a month!!

moobaloo Mon 18-Nov-13 10:36:56

Congratulations thanks I think it must be lovely having two close together!

killpeppa Mon 18-Nov-13 10:41:48

there is 12 months & 3 days between my 2 boyssmile
they are starting to play together, 21 months and 9 monthssmile

There are two minutes between mine grin

Meant to add...my sister fell pregnant with DC2 when DS was 6 months old. Also only took one month.

Hollyjokes Mon 18-Nov-13 11:00:35

I am pregnant with DC2 too, there's going to be 17 months between mine. I'm a bit scared of how hard it's going to be but I'm really excited too!

Same here, am 6 moths pregnant and DD2 is 16 months. Am scared of it being a nightmare, especially because DD still wakes a lot at night, but I am looking forward to them being close.
My strategy is to expect a hellish few months when DS is born and then hope and pray for improvements!

killpeppa Mon 18-Nov-13 11:19:19

honestly its not that bad. as log as you have dc1 in a good bedtime routine. that was keysmile

Bubbless Mon 18-Nov-13 11:59:11

So I'm not the only one in this boat!
My dd has slept through from 4 weeks, and still does now, I guess I'm most nervous about baby waking her up? (Does this happen or do children just ignore it?!) and if baby doesn't sleep I don't know what id do..
It sounds stupid, but what so you do when you find out your pregnant? Feels like forever ago..

Cannotbelieveit Mon 18-Nov-13 12:07:55

I'm 17+2 with DS2 and DS1 will be 12 months when he arrives! I've been told it'll be fine!! Ds1 is in a great bedtime routine so hopefully we will be ok!

You'll be fine wink

PicnicPie Mon 18-Nov-13 12:13:20

Congrats Bubbles. I'm exactly the same. DD is 10 months old and I tested on Saturday. I'm 5 weeks pregnant, so there will be 19 months between them. I am so excited as I had planned a small age gap but I'm nervous about the reality if it all and getting through the last trimester with a toddler!

do you work? I'm currently on mat leave, due back in Feb 2013!

PicnicPie Mon 18-Nov-13 12:14:54

I've made appt with GP this thursday to register that I'm pregnant so that she can arrange for me to see the MW for the booking in appt where they set up all your notes.

Bubbless Mon 18-Nov-13 12:21:30

Picnic, your my new best friend!! I haven't gone back to work, we decided we didn't need for me to work, and we JUST scrape by every month.. So I'm v. Worried about money for a second!! A few people have said you barely notice the £ difference having two? Please tell me that's right?!

wetaugust Mon 18-Nov-13 12:22:42

13+3 between my 2.

Needed 2 cots, double buggy, two lots of bottles, both in nappies.

Very hard work.

Chasing around after a toddler who was just finding his feet and a newborn.

It's a bit of a blur actually as I don't know how I got through it.

misdee Mon 18-Nov-13 12:32:14

16 months between my youngest two. Now ages 18months and almost 3.

Dd5 adores her big brother, an he loves and hates her equally. They are known as the terrible twosome. And they are also equally adorable when they want to be.

They are currently both napping. I will often go for a walk with them in the buggy until they drop off to sleep so I can have a cuppa in peace.

Apart from nappin together, they also seem to co-ordinate their pooping routines. So it's often conveyor belt nappy changes here.

The first 6months were hard, but know dd5 is walking and not screaming all the time, it is easier.

BabsAndTheRu Mon 18-Nov-13 12:35:30

I have a 5yrold, 2 yr old and 15month old. There is 18 months between the last two. When DC3 was born we had three under 4. We love the close age gap, they all play really well. Agree with other posters about bedtime routine. Diner at 5, bath at 6 and bed at 7. When DC3 came along she just fitted in with the routine and I would quickly wake her at 10 for a feed and then back to bed. Don't get me wrong I was panicking about how we would cope when we found out about DC3, but it's been fine. Yes its hard work but I wouldn't change a thing, happy as Larry here at Team BabsAndTheRu. If you get into the mindset that yes it will be chaotic, messy and noisey then you wouldn't get stressed and when the times that it is none of these things is a bonus. We are definitely organised mayhem here. Good luck op, it's going to be fine.

morethanacondiment Mon 18-Nov-13 12:38:15

Congratulations! 20 months between my boys, and then 21 months between DS2 and his little sister. She's 3 months so we're still in the early stages, but it's really ok - I keep telling people it's fine cos you're too busy to notice if you're doing a good job or not wink
They're already a tight little gang, which is lovely to see. I am VERY grateful that DH is a hands-on dad though...

MooMa42o Mon 18-Nov-13 12:45:41

Congratulations! There are 11 months between my two & it is wonderful! They are so very close & play for the most part really well together! The first few months were tough but we got through & you will too! smile

FredKiller Mon 18-Nov-13 12:48:46

On the waking eachother point, my DS is the worst sleeper (he's 2.5). Even he has learnt to sleep through my Dd's wakings. She woke him about 3 times and now he just tunes her out. He still wakes mind, but it's nothing to do with her! I'm sure your good sleeping DD will be fine. Hope that reassures!

CointreauVersial Mon 18-Nov-13 12:58:03

Snap - I have 19 months between my two oldest. They are only one school year apart which makes logistics easier for school/nursery dropoffs (although I won't deny the first few months were hard work). A good sleeper won't be disturbed for long by sharing a room with a sibling.

I had another small gap before DC3 - now three under-4s really did keep me busy! All three were in nappies for a short while.

Bubbless Mon 18-Nov-13 13:05:28

Your all actually making me very exited!! Dd wasn't planned an we had to have the dreaded 'do we/ don't we' have a child, now I'm just super excited for dd to have a play mate and for my family to grow!
We have enough bottles for 2, dds old car seat is already in the loft, we have Moses basket and stand, we have two cots (got given both!) so will need toget a mattress for the spare one.. We kept all dds clothes so if it's a girl then great and if it's a boy we can sell them and get boys stuff.. So I only need to think of double buggy (does anyone makedo with single buggy and sling?) mattress and clothes?

terilou87 Mon 18-Nov-13 13:18:03

I much prefer children closer together, mine are 6, 5, 4, 1(today) and due on 10th Jan but will be having my ill man before due to gestational diabetes, my first two have 10.5 months between them and I didn't find it any harder than just the 1 then my dc3 was 15 months after then 3.5 years,
The first 3 were easier as I was still in the swing of things, nappies bottles being sleep deprived it just meant carrying on with it longer the gap between my dc3 and 4 meant id got used to sleeping was no
longer doing bottles and nappies so it was a big change having to get used to it again, I was knackered nut I'm used to it again now and can't wait for dc5 to get here!!! grin

terilou87 Mon 18-Nov-13 13:19:41

But not nuthmm fat fingers

misdee Mon 18-Nov-13 13:21:00

I have mountain buggy duet for my double buggy as it means I can actually get in my house with it.

I also do use slings a lot. I used to run the local sling meet so would roll up with a pram, a selection of slings in the basket, and a baby strapped to my front or back.

misdee Mon 18-Nov-13 13:23:54

Mine are now 13years, 11years, 8yers, 5 years, 2years and 1 year olds.

Dd4 started school in sept and we are still getting used to the little whirlwind not being around between 9-3 lol

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