I'm due in July with my second child, my first childs is only 14 months old (almost 15 months). I've heard so many things about having two children so close together. There are the people that think it's the best way to have children if you are going to have more than one. They say the positive things you like to hear; once you're done diapers you're done for good, they'll start school around the same time, they'll have the same interest, the same friends, and they'll always have someone to play with. Then, you get the people that look at you like you're out of your mind. Saying things like you have no idea how hard it's going to be, it's like having twins, you'll never have enough time to spend with them both, they won't get the attention they deserve, and being just down right nasty about the whole situation. Well I feel like saying, "screw you, who are you to be so negitive?! I'm already pregnant, this is what we are doing, so support us or shut the hell up! I don't want to hear your unsupportive, judgemental, egotistical comments, so in the word of Bambi "if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all!"
I am nervous on my own about have two children so close together so I really don't need anyone elses screwed up ideas floating in my already overwhelmed pregnant head! I worry that Elizabeth, my 14 month old, will be jelous of the new baby, or will resent us for having another child. I also worry that she won't like the new baby and will try to be mean to her, not that she really knows better but we've been trying to teach her to be gentle and not to poke things in the eyes or pull hair.
I also have this other crazy messed up thing going through my head that I won't like the new baby as much as I love Elizabeth. I know it's completely absurd, I know I'll love her but I have such a strong relationship with Elizabeth I worry that I won't bond as well with the new baby. My friends that do have 2 children (or more) have assured me that the moment this new life comes into the world those thoughts will be gone and I'll love her just as much as I love Elizabeth. I really hope that that is true. Should be interesting, considering that I only have another 7 1/2 weeks until she arrives.

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