planning next baby??

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planning next baby??
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 10:37pm

Is anyone already planning their next baby, or thinking about when to try again?


For current preggos and TTCers...how close do you want your children to be?


AFM, DH and I talked about trying again next summer if we are financially ready. We want Kaylee to have a close sibling...but it all depends on money!!

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Sun, 09-20-2009 - 8:52am
SH and I actually talked about this topic over the weekend.

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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 7:30pm

lmao! Ok sorry i know it's not funny but Kristy Lee cracked me up with Kaylee hating her. She loves you, and I'm sure soon enough you will look at her and tell yourself it was worth it.

Kelly- the overseas military cable has don't shake your baby commercials, our platoon motto was don't shake your baby. I know it's not funny in reality, but seeing the commercials 50x a day wears on you. Glad to hear this phase should end soon!





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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 6:54pm

Oh my goodness, I just bust out laughing so hard I woke up Kaylee AND scared my husband.


Megan - my huge fear is that Kaylee is going to grow up to be this cold, demanding child and then a cold, demanding, evil woman who hates everyone. I'm already convinced she hates me. I'm glad to hear you say that Rylan is a happy baby now!

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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 2:59pm

Glad to hear I'm not the only one in this (sort of) situation. Elena, overall, really is a good baby. She is just demanding, which of course is normal for an infant. It just really surprised me how little patience DH has for it. I've seen him with kids - he's great with them. I've seen him with my best friend's twins when they were babies - he was great then too. However, he didn't have to live with the crying, and that's made all the difference.


Kristy Lee - you are not evil! A crying baby for hours on end can get to anyone, it doesn't matter how good a mom you are. The experts actually suggest pawning the baby off on friends/relatives if you can, just to feel like you are getting some of your sanity back.


Jan - DH is already great with Elena when she is in a good mood. He talks to her, plays with her, makes faces at her, and totally melts when she smiles back at him. It's just when she is doing her persistent crying, that's it, she's all mine.


Joelle - I totally feel for you! Daphne should be reaching her peak for the MAB stage very soon - all the literature says it peaks at 2 months, and Elena definitely did. She is gradually getting better. The hospitals in my area actually give all new parents a DVD about "Purple Crying", which was put out by the Shaken Baby association or something. It explains how completely normal it is for babies to cry, and that it is also perfectly okay to put the baby down somewhere safe and walk away for a few minutes.


Megan - I hear you on having no relatives/friends nearby to help! All our family is hours away, and only one of my friends has kids (twins



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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 12:07pm

Kristy Lee you are not evil!! Being the mother of a colicky infant is not easy. Rylan's first couple of months were pure hell for all of us. Unfortunately, we live so far away from our families and no friends with kids, so there was nowhere to take him to for relief. I have no idea how the three of us made it through alive, lol. That's part of the reason I'm not too eager to TTC #2.

Anyway, just wanted to say I've been there, and as awful as it is right now, it will pass. Ry is the happiest little guy I've ever met now and I'm sure Kaylee will make that transition fairly soon, too. Hang in there!

-Megan

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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 9:07am
Kristy Lee I totally understand. Daphne has made me realize why they have public service announcements to not shake your baby. The good moments are spectacular, but they are so few right now. I refer to her as my MAB when talking to my ec buddies. (mean ass baby) She has most recently decided DH is not allowed to hold her, only me




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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 8:10am
Kristy Lee - I completely hate the baby/infant stage too.

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Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:02pm

OK, totally late jumping in here, but DH and I are planning on TTC in June/July of 2011. That will give me one solid race season before TTC again.

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Thu, 09-17-2009 - 10:38pm
I'll be the evil woman and admit that I am not a fan of the newborn/infant stage. I am incredibly envious of women who have easygoing babies.
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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 11:11am
DH and I have talked about just not preventing once Barrett turns 1 - I'd really like my kids about 2 years apart. But now I think I'm going for my Irish dance teaching certification which involves a weekend long test in which you have to teach several dances as well as perform a lot of dances - they only offer the test 2x per a year in the US, so I will probably take it in January 2011, and I don't want to be super pregnant for it - the judges expect you to dance up to par no matter what your condition! so... that means I'm waiting until next fall probably. Hopefully we'll get pregnant quickly and have about a 2.5 year space between siblings.
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