Pregnant with a 5 month old!!!!!!

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airialH19 Sat 05-Sep-20 06:56:18

Hi my name is airial and I just found out I was pg about a day ago. I have a 5 month old and im NO WHERE near ready. I would love some helpful tips or advice, from someone who is going through our went through this. I feel so nervous very unprepared and unsure if I can't handle it all!! Please help!!

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natnev Sat 05-Sep-20 07:01:28

Same thing happened to me lovely, except my DS was only 3 months old when I fell pregnant. I found out when he was 4 months old and I was terrified! The pregnancy was a challenge in itself, so running round after a baby whilst pregnant was tough. Same with when she was born, yes it was a challenge but I'm not SO glad I had my children so close together. They have the most amazing relationship, they're very close and I honestly think that's down to them being on such a similar level, so they can play and talk about things they both like. Of course you need to do what's right for your family, but just thought I'd offer a glimmer of hope that it can work. More than one child is hard no matter the age gap I think. Are you leaning one way or the other more? Do you have a partner or friends and family to chat to about this?

airialH19 Sat 05-Sep-20 07:04:40

Thank you so much!!! and I'm planning on keeping the baby I just need advice on experience from people. yesi have my husband who is surprisingly so excited he as well just wants to know what's we need to be prepared for.

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natnev Sat 05-Sep-20 07:41:35

My biggest advice would be to not expect too much of yourself. I wanted everything to be perfect and happy but that doesn't always happen. You will have days where you struggle and cry and think 'i can't do this' and that's totally normal! Mums feel that way no matter how many children they have or how old they are. You'll also have days where things are amazing and you'll want to pinch yourself grin just take it a day at a time and ENJOY your babies. My children are 7&8 now and I definitely miss them being little. Good luck to you! Xx

Whereland Sat 05-Sep-20 14:40:40

I found out I was pregnant when my baby was 6 months old. I was initially shocked and a bit horrified but got over that quickly! I love having them so close in age now

Emeeno1 Sat 05-Sep-20 14:49:22

My eldest two have 11 months separating them. It was hard work but you get through, there are moments of despair and moments of pure joy (as with all of life!) Keep an eye on your own wellbeing, it is very easy to get lost in the hubbub.

crankyhousewife Sat 05-Sep-20 14:55:48

I have a 13 month age gap and found out, like you, when my eldest was only 5 months old. Our youngest daughter wasn't planned and although it wasn't easy when they were small if I had my time again I would choose this age gap. My two (17 and 18 yrs now) are very close and always have been.

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