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Judgement having next DC straight away?

(11 Posts)
YourNewspaperIsShit Sun 04-Sep-16 22:34:15

I had DS 6 months ago and may be expecting again which is still a blessing in my eyes, but worried when I tell people that I'll hear "already"? Or they just won't be bothered at all or think I'm bonkers blush

Can anyone who had a DC pretty quickly after their last one tell me what the response was like?

A new baby would be DC3 but 5th pregnancy

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Sun 04-Sep-16 22:39:37

11 kids. Smallest gap is less than 14 months between. None of anyone's business tbh!! Regardless of the gap someone always has something to say about it!!

Northernlurker Sun 04-Sep-16 22:52:41

People will be surprised. Doesn't make any odds. If you're happy that's all that matters.

CodyKing Sun 04-Sep-16 22:56:13

If it wasn't a close gap they'd be asking when you're having the next one!

I have twins there's no gap!

Take it with a pinch of salt and be happy when you tell everyone - it's catching (happiness - not babies)

halfgirlhalfturnip Sun 04-Sep-16 23:13:17

13 months between my first 2
Not planned and I was blushand shock. Don't really remember comments at the time. I felt sad/bad for my eldest but they are very close and neither can remember the other not being there.
Hard work at the time but great now. Whatever people have to say, they do not walk in your shoes so pay no heed.
Congratulations (and take it easy)

Peanutbutterpussycat Sun 04-Sep-16 23:16:40

Sil has 14 months between her two boys and they both have autism and she always said she has never regretted the age gap.
I had an 8 year gap which I think is much harder.
In hindsight it would have been lovely for ds to have a sibling much earlier but things are as they are.

Congratulations to you smile

Coconutty Sun 04-Sep-16 23:18:06

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InsaneMummyOfThree Mon 05-Sep-16 07:06:53

Hi op, mine are 4,3, 18 month and I just found out number four is on the way. Everybody was shocked and surprised when I announced I was 3months pregnant and my first little one was only 6 months old at the time but everyone was really happy for us. Third time round no one was surprised and no negative comments. We get stared at in the supermarket and old women love to tell me how "you've got ur hands full" I just smile and nod. Lots of people seem shocked and say "wow I can't believe how well behaved they are" like if u have lots of kids close together u can't teach them well??!!! Mine all keep each other company and entertain each other. Don't get me wrong, we are not the Waltons or live our lives like the sound of music, lol. We argue, have meltdowns and fallout and that's just me and OH. Seriously tho, I always tell people it's the best thing iv ever done and I mean it. Xx

SanityAssassin Mon 05-Sep-16 15:13:31

15 months between mine - its fine (although some of my friends thought I was bonkers at the time smile )

paap1975 Mon 05-Sep-16 15:16:40

A close friend of mine has 13 months between hers. None of anyone's business really. Do bear in mind that you'll need 2 of lots of things (cots, car seats, high-chairs and a double-buggy)

Whatsername17 Mon 05-Sep-16 18:35:09

I will have 5 and a half years between mine and people like to tell me how I will have forgotten everything. Ignore any negative comments and just respond by saying ' I know, we are so lucky; it is a blessing'. It's hard to be negative if you are positive.

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