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Babies 17 months apart... easy or hard? SarahCo 2 kids; Highland Township, Michigan 246 posts
8th Jul '08

I'm expecting my 2nd son in Oct and that will make my sons 17 months apart? I'm worried my 1st son will lose a lot of my attention...that makes me sad. I'm worried how I'm gonna juggle both and make sure they both get all their needs met... how many people have had babies this close in age.. and please tell me it's not gonna be has hard as I think it is... or maybe tell me the truth... it's gonna be hard! LOL

Bumpachucka 2 kids; Missouri 84 posts
8th Jul '08

omg mine are going to be the same months apart so i would really like to know too. Good question!

Optimisticprime 3 kids; Upland, California 1128 posts
8th Jul '08

18 months here, hope someone answers

Ashlen~n~ Da boyz!!!! Due July 18; 3 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 997 posts
8th Jul '08

iam also expecting my second son in oct that will make mine 23 months apart and i will like to kno the same thing.

♣BombShell♣ 4 kids; Illinois 32452 posts
8th Jul '08
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LαNenα 3 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 18513 posts
8th Jul '08

My first 2 are 16 months apart and my second and this one will be just over 12 months apart. For me it's really really hard...but then again I do everything alone.I don't have help...I am sure with help it will be a lot easier. Jealousy is the hardest part...Mine are so jealous of eachother but I think you can expect that with any age...

♥4 is enough-JDKL{J 4 kids; San Antonio, Texas 1103 posts
8th Jul '08

Ok ladies let me say this is the 2nd time im having kids 18 mo apart.:? Im not looking forward to it. im sure its like having twins. they did everything 2gether. bubblebath to the floor(half a bottle), a whole box of cereal and half a gal of milk in a bowl which only got 10 spoons into it, getting into the toothpaste. Whatever the younger couldnt get the older got it for her then told me what she's doing with the whole" its not me mommy i just got it cuz she wanted it". it was insane. not to mention you have 2 in diapers which really adds up and the oldest one was teething his back teeth the same time she cut her front ones. whenever 1 gets sick they both do. Can you say sleeping on the floor of a room with a garbage can and getting up everytime you hear them burp cuz u know whats coming. Good luck ladies. Just know im in the boat again with u guys:cry:

Bumpachucka 2 kids; Missouri 84 posts
8th Jul '08
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Ashlen~n~ Da boyz!!!! Due July 18; 3 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 997 posts
8th Jul '08
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♣BombShell♣ 4 kids; Illinois 32452 posts
8th Jul '08
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Jen paz 3 kids; Corpus Christi, Texas 250 posts
8th Jul '08

My daughters are 18 months apart.....it is not the easiest to begin with but once you get it all down it is not all that bad! Just changing 2 diapers is hrd so start the ppotty training asap!! but now they are closer then ever they are 3 and 4 right now!!

Little Chickens 2 kids; Arkansas 320 posts
9th Jul '08

Mine are 18 months apart... I don't think it's that bad. I worked in a daycare for 4 years and used to change the diapers of 6 kids all day long so changing 2 kids isn't that bad to me.. it does get a little crazy at times because my daughter is very stubborn and can be demanding but for the most part it's fun and I'm glad they are close together becausethey will (hopefully) grow upas friends.My brother and I are 5 years apart and I couldn't imagine my mom having a 5 year old and then turning around and having a newborn again.. in a way I think that would be harder. Good luck ladies!!

back 2 mummy of 3 19 kids; United Kingdom 2495 posts
9th Jul '08

my 2 daughters are 16 months apart i have a 2 yr old and a10 month old. yeah at times it is hard but most of the time i find it easy i would just suggest getting some kind of routine i don't feel like my oldest daughter lacks attention i would say she most probably gets more but it is lovely as her and her younger sister are so close. even if 1 of them is crying the other will look over and if my youngest starts crying her sister will come over and stroke her head and tell her it's alright.i just hope they stay as close as they are now

Silvinka 2 kids; Austria 1 posts
9th Jul '08

Hi,
I have two children 19 months apart, the younger is ten months and the older almost 2.5. I don't want to sound negatively, but it's a hell of work and it's hard. Especially with my kids who don't sleep! I am lucky, because I am already working and they're in the day care.
On the weekend we were just changing diapers! :) It's fund too and definitely worth it although I don't sound like it.

lyricandmacksmommy 2 kids; Kentucky 4 posts
12th Jul '08

My daugter and son are 14 months apart and I feel like i'm losing my mind most of the time. My son is just 1 month old so that's probably why. I'm still trying to get adjusted to everything. My husband is a over the road truck driver so i feel like a single parent most of the time. MY daughter absolutely hated her brother whenwe first brought him home because she was so used to being the only one we paid attention to. then all of a sudden heres a new baby and we cant just drop everything for her. be prepared to cry a lot in the beginning. sorry to tell you that but i still cry every now and then even tho it is getting better. she doesnt feel so left out anymore. tho she has her moments, usually when she's tired. it will get better tho. just remember that.