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May 5th, 2012, 09:52 AM
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I know theres at least one other mom to be here that has had or is having their baby very shortly after having their last one..Im sure most of you know by now that my baby is due just 3 days after my daughters birthday and will likely be here at least 2 weeks early due to complications and being my 4th..Im still trying to wrap my head around having two children in a yr and no matter how much I try can't fathom having two babies so young at the same time..My boys were 2 yrs apart..but 11 months? I am getting overwhelmed that we went from 2 to 4 so fast..My daughter has health issues and honestly..my husband and I havent really been getting along and the stress of having another baby is putting a huge wedge between us.Honestly its a good day for me when he works all day and gets home just in time for me to go to bed. I am able to relax more when he's not around..Im afraid this pregnancy has something to do with that..I am in counseling to deal with some of these things but he refuses to go along with me..Im having to cut corners where I can financially because money is really tight..My husband transferred to another store(same company different location) but he's not making as much as he did working at the other store and money's constantly tight..we're cloth diapering(by choice because I really wanted to try it with my DD before I found out I was pregnant again) and am glad we are doing it because we didnt even have an extra 6 dollars last week that would have been the minimum required to buy a pack of sposies..Sorry for the huge vent but I needed it..
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May 5th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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I'm sorry you are going through so much! I think there are a couple mom's in our group with unexpected babies back to back!

I don't know what you believe in, but I'm a big believer in that God will never give you more than you can handle! My SIL had two children and they are a year and two months apart. So, pretty close to what your's will be! They are now 5 and 6 but when they were little things were pretty crazy sometimes! Now that they are older it is great and they keep each other pretty entertained!
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May 5th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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I've had a few back to back. My little ones are 4, 3, 3, 2, and 10 months(I have some that are older as well). They all have so much fun together, and I when I watch them together I know I did the right thing. Some days are tough, but it's definitely worth it.
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May 5th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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my kids are 2 years apart, so not all that close, but I totally understand the money issues. we have been in a real bind since dh took a new position and the raises that were promised have not come through....
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May 5th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I'm one of the ones you were talking about. My daughter is due on my son's first birthday.
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May 5th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Yes oatmeal..LOL..I didnt want to outright call you out..but I wondered if this would get your attention..Im a wee bit worried about my babies being so close together as it was so unplanned..we were actually trying to prevent until I had my tubes tied in jan..we obviously didnt make it..I went in for my pre-op blood work..the nurse called back later that day and told me my surgery had been cancelled because I was pregnant..I think I spent the rest of my day vomitting and crying..We're your's planned?
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May 5th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Yes oatmeal..LOL..I didnt want to outright call you out..but I wondered if this would get your attention..Im a wee bit worried about my babies being so close together as it was so unplanned..we were actually trying to prevent until I had my tubes tied in jan..we obviously didnt make it..I went in for my pre-op blood work..the nurse called back later that day and told me my surgery had been cancelled because I was pregnant..I think I spent the rest of my day vomitting and crying..We're your's planned?

Sorry to hear that! But when you meet your baby I'm sure you will understand why they came into this world inspite of the odds.

I wasn't trying to get pregnant this close after having my son, but we were far from being done after only one kid. I wanted to wait until Jace was maybe a 1 year old before trying again. If I left it up to Hubby he already said he would want to knock me up again right away after this one, but that ain't gonna fly. My body NEEDS a rest. I'm not some constant baby-making machine.
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May 5th, 2012, 05:09 PM
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My girls are 20 months apart by one day and this baby will hopefully make it to around 22 months from my DD. When I found out I was pregnant with DD2 it wasn't too overwhelming. I loved the idea of 2 close sisters and was confident I could juggle it but now the realization of 3 kids 3 and under is setting in and that is starting to petrify me. The sheer logic of HOW will I get these 3 kids where they need to be, baby comes (hopefully) in August and DD1 starts preschool just weeks later. That's 3 days a week I need to be up and out of the house with 3 kids to bring her back and forth and that doesn't include driving DH to and from work (we are a 1 car family for financial reasons). If I start thinking of it all it makes me want to be physically sick. For me I just take a step (mentally) backwards deep breath and realize it is what it is and reassure myself I WILL be able to handle it and so will you!!
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May 5th, 2012, 05:38 PM
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My oldest girls are 17 months apart and my youngest two children are 21 months apart. Not as close as yours, but still close. It really wasn't nearly as hard as I expected. I think you will adjust to it more easily than you might expect So sorry things are so stressful for you right now. I hope things get easier soon!
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May 5th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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I am like Kierasmom, I have lots of littles close together..my youngest five are 7, 5, 5, 4, 3 and 2. Our four and three year old are just 12 months apart. I have to agree with Kierasmom- it does get tough sometimes but watching their friendships together and how enriched their lives are for having each other- it's so worth it. Don't be nervous. There will be hard times for sure (I remember one morning, sitting down and crying while trying to get everyone out the door for an early appt and it just wasn't coming together) but the awesome times totally outweigh that.
I also understand the suckiness of being tight on money. It is really depressing and difficult when you have no money for even the simplist of items. I've totally been there too and that makes it stressful marriage wise. I hope things improve for you guys!
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May 6th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Honestly..I don't think its the having them so close that bothers me..its really that I only intended to have 3 children and I was on BC when I got pregnant(I had been breastfeeding taking the minipill) but when my milk supply dwindled and I got my period apparently the minipill wasnt enough and I ended up pregnant..I know when baby gets here I'll wonder what I did without her/him but right now it's still overwhelming..
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May 7th, 2012, 08:22 AM
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My baby will be born when my son is about 18 months so not as close but i understand your worry. We werent trying but werent preventing either so we knew it could happen. You'll be okay, your usually not given more then you can handle ((hugs))
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May 7th, 2012, 09:08 AM
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This is our largest gap so far! I have a few sets that are 16ish months apart, and it was honestly just harder going to three than the age difference ever was. I"m sorry about the money problems, and I think you're doing the right thing going to counseling. Things will work out one way or the other, and that new baby will be loved and provided for, even if it's not Bob strollers and Gucci clothing
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