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I think I need another baby now....

(17 Posts)
ElectricElephant Sun 27-Sep-09 21:09:19

DS is almost 2. Obviously he's well out of the baby stage, the PND is pretty much gone, and I'm finding teeny tiny clothes way too cute.

or am I just feeling hormonal because my little boy isn't a baby anymore....

KEAWYED Sun 27-Sep-09 21:11:15

DS1 was 2 when we started trying for DS2.

Sounds like you might be ready. good luck

sunburntats Sun 27-Sep-09 21:12:26

ahhh i get it! thoguht from your title you had ordered the wrong one or sumfink?


NotanOtter Sun 27-Sep-09 21:15:36

but 2 is still a baby

Wonderstuff Sun 27-Sep-09 21:15:44

My dd is 2 soon. I think I have finally forgotten how awful pg was enough to start thinking about number 2..Only 9 months, not long really is it??

ElectricElephant Sun 27-Sep-09 21:16:08

sunburntats - arf! No, our DS is amazing. I just DREAD the baby phase. Massive PND last time, took 9 months to bond with him, issues with the birth etc.

he's amazing though, funny, happy and generally well behaved.

It's the sleep.... we had 15 months of crap nights. Hopefully it'll be better next time.

KEAWYED Sun 27-Sep-09 21:16:45

I warn you though I've got broodier after each one and now really want no.4!!!

sunburntats Sun 27-Sep-09 21:18:59

I understand and that is why my ds is 6 and i could not have considered having another baby. Exsactly what you describe.

we will be trying for another baby in January (im going to start fertility treatment)

my ds didnt sleep trhough till he was 4 years old, i had awful PND an awful pregnancy /birth.
You are so lucky to feel ready now, its a lovely age gap.

Portofino Sun 27-Sep-09 21:20:36

Aw - I was looking at booties and bibs at the market this morning with my aunt, who has just become a grandma. We were both envy! Little baby smell.....<<sigh>>

ElectricElephant Sun 27-Sep-09 21:21:55

Notanotter (love your name btw)

He's talking, saying no and throws himself on the floor when I need to give him dinner. Well into Toddlerdom.


think that's a big part of it... he's still a littlie, but so gorgeous I just want two of them!

ElectricElephant Sun 27-Sep-09 21:26:17

sunburn - aw, that sounds awful! PND make me insane, still on AD's (but almost feel ready to get off them)

The first year will be hell on earth, I know this. I'm scared of DS missing out on attention, and he's got such a lovely character and is now (finally) a good sleeper, that I'm almost loathed to introduce a sibling...

I am 32 though, and obviously don't have all the time in the world...

argh, so difficult.

NotanOtter Sun 27-Sep-09 21:30:58

i know smile

it is only when they are much older that you realise how they were still tiny at 2!

best of luck

Portofino Sun 27-Sep-09 21:34:52

Electric, my first year wasnt hell on earth - apart from say 4 weeks of colic (or something) it was lovely! THAT put me off having another one, as my thought is i will never be THAT lucky again! You might have angel baby like mine.

ElectricElephant Sun 27-Sep-09 21:57:40

oh, Portofino, thank you
DS didn't have colic, but we did have to put him on Comfort Milk (which made a massive difference to his stomach, but had a horrific side effect wrt nappies)

Notanotter - how old are yours? You're obviously right - DS1 is my only and can't imagine what he'll be like in a few years. He seems so old already!

I just don't see how you can possibily cope with two?!
I think I'm scared because I looked after another baby when mine was 1yo. HARDEST thing I've ever done.

dreading the fact that it will be that hard, and dreading the effect on DS.

I'm the eldest btw, so think that has an impact - I do remember my two younger sisters getting all the attention and feeling resentful.

ElectricElephant Sun 27-Sep-09 22:49:19

so.... 2 1/2 - 3yo gap.

shall I?

chocolatefudgebrownie Mon 28-Sep-09 08:21:25

I have that age gap between my dc's. It is hard work at the beginning but now they play together and so I can have a cup of tea in peace (for a short while!) Good Luck with your decision.

BertieBotts Mon 28-Sep-09 13:32:03

I have that age gap with my sister, we get on really well

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