Re: Spacing and any truth to increasing chance for gender?
Another Elizabeth here . . .
Well I think if you are ready to have another baby there is nothing wrong with starting to try now. Like you said, it will happen when it is time. You just have to be realistic about what life would be like. 18 months age spread is very tough in the beginning, but it can be really fun as your children get older.
As for trying for a certain gender, I'm not sure that it works for everyone, but with DD we DTD a few days before ovulation and not during ovulation and ended up with a girl. We didn't do this on purpose I just happen to know b/c it was after a miscarriage and I wasn't actually TTC. You can always try. I'm trying to decide now if I want to increase the odds for another girl or a little boy. I will get what I get (and be happy either way) but I'd also be interested to see what happens if I am actually trying one way or another.
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