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Old 03-04-2010, 06:36 AM   #21
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Re: WWYD? Second child

Originally Posted by Amaggiepie View Post
I would wait and reevaluate in about a year or so. I know that as much as I love babies, I was NOT ready for another when DD was 1 year. We waited until she was 2 1/2 to start trying, because by then she was semi-independant, was sleeping well in her own bed, was on the way to PLing, and wasn't as much of a baby anymore. I really think its important for each child to have their own baby time (my opinion as the eldest of 8 who are all spaced 1-2 years apart). While the thought of another baby might be overwhelming right now, a lot can change in a year.

I totally agree. A year ago, I was sleep deprived, overwhelmed and just plain worn out. Now that my dd is 19 months, FINALLY sttn, and in general out of the baby stage, I can actually even consider having another. Although neither DH or I am there just yet.

Take your time, let DH do the same and see what happens in a year or so. If you are healthy and age is not a factor to you personally, then take as much time as you. You sound like you did not rush into your first, take the same consideration with your second.
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