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Really want a second child but more responsible to wait?

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delilah89 Fri 25-Oct-13 21:22:57

That's it really. My baby is 1 and I'd love to TTC. I'm a professional in a job I've worked hard to get and am currently moving between posts/looking for a new job. We have decided to wait until I have safely moved to the next long-term job but I'm not sure I want to wait that long. If we do, it will be 6 months minimum until I TTC.

Has anyone else been in this kind of situation, where it is more practical to wait but you really want to get cracking and have the kids close together?

WhispersOfWickedness Thu 31-Oct-13 12:06:17

X-posts with Oscar, my DC2 was the hardest, really hard work and very intense, life would have been a lot easier if I had had another DC1 grin

minipie Thu 31-Oct-13 15:00:08

ah oscar if only I could guarantee my dc2 would be easy! (where do you get these easy babies by the way? smile)

oscarwilde Thu 31-Oct-13 15:25:50

No idea - the luck of the draw. Plus I earned an easy baby with DD1, several times over. grin Maybe I did something differently - definitely didn't rush to pick her up at every squeak, but I think it is just luck.

It seems to be a common theme - those with easy first babies, have little horrors the second time around and vice versa. But then there are the less lucky folk who are still co-sleeping 4 to a bed when their kids are school age....

minipie Thu 31-Oct-13 17:59:05

Oh I hope you're right oscar. I think I've earned an easy one too! (and I must admit I slightly want friends who've been smug about their easy pfbs to have more difficult dc2s and realise it's not down to their superior parenting skills...)

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