Oops, You Did It Again?
Yes, it’s true. It finally happened. The world has another Fetusline.
As even your blind & deaf 300-year-old Aunt Edith knows by now, Britney Spears gave birth to baby #2 just days before the old baby Sean Preston’s first birthday. Can you imagine having two babies at once? Balancing two little bundles, both in diapers? Well, these moms of Close Siblings can.
While I imagine having two kids really close in age must be incredibly difficult while they’re babies, I guess I can also see the advantages. Maybe you’re an older mom and want to have kids before it’s too late, maybe you just think the kids will be closer that way, maybe you want to get through the baby years and get back to work, or maybe it was, um, a happy accident.
Still, it presents its own unique set of joys…and challenges.
One mom writes: “DH and I just found we will be welcoming our third child this spring, yes I already have a one year old and a two year old and yes it''s going to be a lot of work, but why do people feel it necessary to audibly GROAN when I tell them I''m pregnant again!?!” We already know that women – moms especially – can be incredibly hard on one another. But why do we get so judgy about so-called "Irish twins"?
kristilee77 writes, "People seem to think when it comes to babies they can just give their opinions, touch your belly, touch your baby and give you advice no matter what. I find it funny because you don''t see people commenting to divorced people like that, you don''t see them saying ''geez you weren''t married very long,'' or ''wow that was quick''... I think it''s rude."
erinnicolevan adds, "I am always asked questions, though, IN FRONT of my children - I don''t, for one second, want them to feel like they are a burden or a mistake or too many."
Is it fair to kids (or parents) to have siblings so close together in age? Do you think Brit knows what she’s getting herself into? Would you want your kids to be only a year apart in age? And of course, are you looking forward to the Spederline Brothers Boy Band? Maybe you have kids who are close in age, and can offer some advice for a new mom dealing with the "audible groan."