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nutmeg. California 22281 posts
17th May '12

OP, as much joy as a baby brings you, that is not what they are here for.
We are to care for them.
At 17, you already have one child that is, by default, a statistic.
Please don't bring another baby into this world to meet your needs.
Wait until you can fully meet his or her needs.
I doubt that in two years you will be able to do that.
Grow up. Let your brain develop. Finish high school. Finish college. Establish your career. Wait until your boyfriend (current or future) puts a ring on your finger.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
17th May '12

I am 18 and pregnant with my second child. I am scared shitless. I feel like I took away so much from my son by getting pregnant a second time so soon. My son turns 2 a few weeks after this baby is born. He doesn't understand that there is going to be a baby and things are going to change. It was terrifying when I was responsible for just one little life, now I'm responsible for two. My husband and I are so worried about their future and what this means for them. We weren't trying to get pregnant, it just happened. We took measures to prevent this from happening a second time but it seems like God had other plans for us.



My advice would be to wait until your daughter is at least 2, you are financially stable, done with schooling, etc. It's so much harder to accomplish those things when you have two kids instead of just one.

Kristina42585 Due January 20; Massachusetts 1751 posts
17th May '12

Can you financially support another child? Because at 27, I know I sure cannot at this time and I work full time and DH does as well. If the answer is no then I would wait.

LumpySpacePrincess 2 kids; New Zealand 17060 posts
17th May '12

I had my first at 18 and I didn't want my babies to be too far apart, but SO and I talked about it and said that if we didn't have the means to be stable enough to TTC before LO went to school, he would be an only child. I didn't want too big of an age gap where one kid moves out and I still have 10 odd years of it left lol ]



I got pregnant when LO was 9 months old :roll: Don't regret it obviously but I don't recommend it either. Especially when you're young. And not cos the yong people can't parent as well, but you are less likely to have financial stability.

The Situation Due August 4 (boy); 1 child; 20711 posts
17th May '12

I had my first at 18, and now my second at 23. Don't worry about what other people think. Do what you want, it's your life.

babycakes122 Due January 4; 1 child; Springfield, Illinois 1 posts
21st May '12
Quoting mommy to a lil monkey!:" already thinkning about when ME & SO will try for another baby. I know we want to wait till Brookelynn ... [snip!] ... one but still want to wait a while so Brookelynn gets the chance to be the baby If your gunna be rude don't comment


i really dont know what the bad idea with trying is. dont listen to every one else. im 17 about to be 18 in 2 months and my son is 16 month old. and im pregnant again and my son will be almost 2 when the new baby is born and ik im ready. it ok to want more kid and i think there is nothing wrong with teen parents. i also live on my own well it me and my man and my son and i go to school. so dont let people judge u if u want another time some time to make sure and do what makes u happy

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
21st May '12
Quoting mommy to a lil monkey!:" already thinkning about when ME & SO will try for another baby. I know we want to wait till Brookelynn ... [snip!] ... one but still want to wait a while so Brookelynn gets the chance to be the baby If your gunna be rude don't comment plz (:"


Slow your roll. What's the rush?