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So, my partner and I were blessed with the greatest baby girl we could ever have asked for in October. Both of us have at least one sibling, and we think it'd be good for the baby to grow up with a sibling, too. I'd like it to be sooner rather than later, because I didn't get along well with my sisters as a young child because our ages were too far apart - five from the first, 8 from the second. My partner got along well with his brother, and they're about 2 years apart. My partner is scared to add a second because we're still working on getting on our feet, but he does really want one and we both believe that if we work a bit harder we could make everything happen (lisences, car, a place to live on our own). We'll be 17 and 19 when the second is born, if we concieve when I'm hoping to which is within the next couple months.
Do you think it's a good idea to have two close in age? Baby one will be about 1.5 to 2 years of age when baby two comes home.
Do you have two or more kids? What's it like, being young with more than one babe? Also, I've heard that you show faster the second time around - did you find that to be true? My in-laws will likely not like the news when they find out, so we want to be on our own when I start showing (we live with them right now).
Thank-you for your help. We really do want to have a second baby for our first to grow up with and for the two of us to love, but we need a bit more information before we decide on when.