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18 weeks pregnant and have a 6 month old!

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user1467052236 Mon 27-Jun-16 19:36:24

Hi, I am now 18 weeks pregnant, and have a 6 month old baby. (Yes i feel pregnant again when my baby was only 7 weeks old, eekkk) it was not planned and i had just started taking contraception again. My first baby was still born in june 2014 at 42 weeks so pregnancy is just not a nice time for me at all, filled with constant anxiety and worry - My 6 month old keeps me very busy though and this pregnancy seems to be going very quickly.

I just wondered if any other mums out there had such a small gap in ages with their babies and how you cope.. Im worried about coping as i will have a 11 month old and a new born... i know it will be bloody hard work but any tips or advice or just sharing your experience would be welcomed. Or of course if any one else is in the same position as me currently smile


kiki22 Mon 27-Jun-16 20:06:16

My gran had 11 months between her first 2 children then 3 years before the next she said that it was actually easier with 2 babies than going back to baby stuff after a longer gap and having 2 close makes activities much easier. Sure there are 2 lots of nappies and feeding but it's all over in 2 years my gran says I'm mad doing it all over again after 4 years.

Expatmomma Mon 27-Jun-16 20:15:45

My dp and his sibling are 10 months and 1 week apart!!

Both in their 40s now and great pals.

Vanillaradio Tue 28-Jun-16 14:47:41

I have a work colleague whose sister is 9 1/2 months younger than him! His mum had another four children after that so cant have put her off and he says he had an amazing childhood.

PetersonPeterson Tue 28-Jun-16 14:52:19

You will get through it. Rope in all the help you can get in the first 6 months, and be easy on yourself. Let things go as much as possible, and try to remember that even on the worst days you will get through it and one day be so proud of yourself for doing it. Good luck!

Pinkheart5915 Tue 28-Jun-16 14:52:44

I am due to have my 2nd child the month before my ds turn 1. So 11 months apart.

Me and my sister are 11 months + 1 week apart and we have always been really close the best of friends.

LynseyH5 Tue 28-Jun-16 15:27:53

My 2 youngest are 10 months apart and I wouldn't change it for the world. I tried never to worry whilst expecting the youngest as what would that achieve? I knew that by the time the baby arrived, his brother would be able to eat finger food etc so therefore if they were both hungry together I'd distract him with some quavers or a rusk biscuit until I'd finished feeding youngest. You will find all these little tricks as you go along.
My 2 absolutely love each other to bits but of course they still fight.... Kids do! They are now 3 and 4 years old, their eldest brother doesn't get a look in when they've paired up as he's nearly 11...a big gap! I'm now 7+ weeks with a new pregnancy. I have no doubt you will be fine and you'll find it easier than you thought!

JellyBaby26 Tue 28-Jun-16 16:16:10

I have a 13 month old and a 3 week old.

It's pretty tough tbh especially as the 3 week old is a boob monster. I feel I often neglect the 13 month old and feel really guilty.

I imagine it will get easier as ds needs me less!

Marquand Wed 29-Jun-16 11:46:41

It's going to be very very hard initially, but then it will get a lot easier.

Make sure you have all the help you can get.

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