Appropriate age gap for your children
January 3, 2009 7:25am CST
I have my one year old daughter now. Later this night, I and my partner found out that I am pregnant. How? Through a pregnancy test kit you can buy from any drugstore. Although we are planning to have a 2nd baby after 3 years. So what do you think? Should we be happy for it or be sad? We are financially not stable and I think this 2nd baby of ours will add to our expenses. But of course we will let it live.
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 09
My friend from my pregnancy group had a baby girl in May 2007 and a baby boy in May 2008. She didn't know she was pregnant until 9 weeks pregnancy because her time of the month hadn't returned. So there is less than one year between her children. She has a tandem style pushchair. She got clothes given by another girl from my pregnancy group that had a boy in May 2007. If you have a girl you would already have much clothing. It might be possible to buy a cot second hand. When you have a 4 year old and a 5 year old your life will seem fantastic. Your children will be so close in age that they will share toys perfectly I imagine. Good luck with your pregnancy. The age gap between my two children is 12 years!
4 Jan 09
Sometimes it's very hard to think that we will have our 2nd baby without any plan of having it. It will be very nice if it's a girl for the second time. Although I have my sisters and cousins also who has baby boys who can somehow lend us the clothing. Maybe we are just starting to build our own big family. I will strive hard to help my husband give what is best for our daughter and for the future baby.
3 Jan 09
You should be happy for having your second child. Although it should serve as a lesson and a reminder to be more responsible next time and use contraceptives if you can't afford to have another baby. Anyhow, accept your child as a blessing and consider it a challenge for you to do better in providing for it. goodluck.