Things to consider before TTC #2....

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Things to consider before TTC #2....
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Fri, 01-01-2010 - 8:27pm

I used to be CL of this board a couple of years ago! :)


I'm Rebecca (35) and DH (29) and we have 1 DS - 17 months old. We are WTT until June 2010 for #2.


If you are WTT/TTC #2 or more (or already have 2 children or more), please advise on the issues that I need to be thinking about before TTCing #2.


A few I have already thought about:


Moving DS into a big boy bed OR buying a new crib.
Moving DS's room - his room is the best location for a nursery.

TIA!


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Registered: 08-04-2003
Fri, 01-01-2010 - 8:57pm
We're WTT for #2 as well. But my life situation is different than yours (and most on this board) and we're waiting because we need to get married first. It'll be my 2nd and his first.

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Fri, 01-01-2010 - 10:39pm

Hi Rebecca! Welcome back to the board!

I'm Becki, the current CL! I'm 24, my DH Paul is 25 and we're WTT for our first hopefully this fall!

Obviously I'm not a BTDT on this one, but I'd say the main concern would be paying for daycare, if applicable, and things like maternity leave unless you're a SAHM.



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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 12:14am

Hey welcome back!

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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 1:59am

Hi there,


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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 9:09am

Currently I am a WAHM :)

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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 9:18am

I would like to TTC where my babies would be almost 3 years apart. DS bday is late July but I think we would start TTC a month or so before his 2nd bday so that I could have baby #2 in April/May, instead of SUMMER!!! :)


(of course, that is, if we get PG right away.....)

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Registered: 08-10-2006
Sat, 01-02-2010 - 9:21am

Double stroller is great advice. Thanks!


I am already concerned about DS transitioning to a big boy bed. How do you stop them continuously getting out and coming to your room, etc????!

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Registered: 09-24-2009
Sat, 01-02-2010 - 10:39am

Welcome back!! I personally think that having #2 is so important! I am so

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Registered: 11-25-2002
Sat, 01-02-2010 - 10:29pm

Hi! I'm in a very similar boat. Our DD is 12 months old and we're thinking of TTC in late summer/fall 2010 (new baby arriving spring/summerish 2011. I'm thinking the kids will be *almost* 2.5 years apart.

Here are my concerns:

- Having two in diapers. I'm going to start potty-training in the summer (when DD is 18 months) and hopefully it's all out of the way by the time she's two so I get a little break between babes

- The logistics of going places with two. So far, my DD is a dream! She was the only baby in a crowded, trendy restaurant for over two hours today while I had lunch w/my friend and she just smiled and ate toast the whole time. But what am I going to do with two kids and I'm the big "circus" blowing through every place in town? Ugh. I guess I just have to stay home until they're grown. Sorry, this is turning into a rant. I just don't think even the best behaved children are tolerated en masse at adult places.

- Getting fat again. I know this probably isn't information for you (haha) but it's on my list. I gained 43 pounds when I was pregnant and lost every bit of it. I can't believe I have to do it again. But I want another baby, so I guess gaining some of that again goes with the territory.

Geez, making this list is giving me cold feet! Ahhh! Good thing I have 8 or 10 months, LOL!

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Sun, 01-03-2010 - 1:12am

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