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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Thu, 01-14-2010 - 8:05am

Cooper is almost 18 months old and into everything!!! I swear I can't babyproof enough.

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Sat, 01-16-2010 - 7:30am

...may I join in? I'm a WTT Grad, have joined the WTT board in March 2008 and moved over to the WTT Grad board when it opened.


I'm sort of WTT for #2 - originally we wanted to TTC in summer this year, but now DH has second thoughts :-( so we'll most likely start talking about it again in summer, but probably won't TTC until next year.


So the WTT concerns are mostly my DH's - he wants to wait until we can move into a bigger house (currently living in a 2 bed), whereas I think a small baby doesn't need much space and would be in our bedroom to start with anyways!


I'm not too worried about a new routine or nap schedule or how to get anything done with two kids - I have a lot of friends who have had their second and said it didn't make too much of a difference!


I have a question for those who said they need to get a double stroller. Obviously this is just a theory of mine, as DS is only 10 months old and has only just started to walk. But I always thought by the time #2 is here, he'd be 2 1/2 to 3 years old and can walk on his own rather than having to be in a stroller. Do I overestimate a toddler's ability to walk longer stretches? Or is it just the convenience of being able to "control" them?


BTW I'm Anna (30) married to Matt (nearly 30) and mum to Teddy (born 22/02/09)!

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Sat, 01-16-2010 - 2:40pm
Welcome back, Anna! I remember you! I'll let others who have kids answer your question as we're waiting for our first. Your baby is soo cute!

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Sun, 01-17-2010 - 10:54pm

Welcome back Anna! I adore Teddy's pics, he's one of the cutest little guys ever.

I can't say from experience of course, but I'm with you - I think a double stroller seems unnecessary.



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