My son is two months old, and I plan to breastfeed him for a year. Only when I've stopped that would I consider having another baby try to grow off my body...my rule is one at a time. :) I also want to build up our financial stockpile so I don't have to worry about bills, should we have some kind of emergency (bed rest, needing more time off afterwards, extra hospital bills, etc). Things worked so great for this baby, I want to be able to do the next one the same way. :)
Some people try to have their first one out of diapers by the time they have another, some want them to be super close in age...depends on what you really want and what you can realistically manage. I think a lot of people put too much emphasis on having them two years apart (for example) and really can't take care of them as well as they should...
at 4:16 PM on Nov. 10, 2008