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Jake & Maggie – 10 Months 11 Days apart (Anonymous)

Me and my husband got married soon after he returned from his first tour in iraq. 9 months and 2 weeks after that I gave birth to our son. 10 months later when my husband left for his second deployment I was 11 days away from delivering our daughter. It has been a crazy rollercoaster ride every since we got married. I have barely had a second to even think about the changes in my body (BUSY BUSY BUSY!!) but when I do think about it all I see is something to be proud of. Thank you for making this site.

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  • Laurie Monday, September 17, 2007, 9:53 am

    I’ve been there, done that. My 2 are 10 months 22 days apart and I had a 4 year old when my 3rd was born.

    My kids are now 7 and 6 and I can say that the older they are, the easier it is. I think having “irish twins” is harder than having twins. Once your older child gets out of a stage, the younger one is just starting. I think the first 2 years of my youngest son’s life was a complete blur.
    I look back and wonder how I did it and I really feel for moms who have little ones so close together. It was very hard but well worth it.

  • Anna Monday, September 17, 2007, 10:34 am

    Congratulations on the birth of your two beautiful children. I have such a strong admiration of the men and women overseas who are fighting- but even stronger for the men and women who keep everything together at home. :)

  • Heather Monday, September 17, 2007, 11:00 am

    Being a military spouse is very taxing, to be sure. It’s always nice to be reminded that I am not the only mom holding down the fort at home with 2 young children. :-)

    I hope your positive self-image stays that way and just gets better and better!

  • Hillary Monday, September 17, 2007, 2:21 pm

    Did you name them after the Gyllenhalls? They look like happy, fun babies.

  • Sarah Monday, September 17, 2007, 3:49 pm

    Wow! What a great story to tell your children for years! And you really do look great! your tummy is quite flat! Oh my gosh! Are those your kids??? They are so beautiful!!! What blessings!!!! Wow they’re cute!!!

  • Cristin Monday, September 17, 2007, 7:03 pm

    Thank you and your husband for the sacrifices you’ve made. Your children have much to be proud of with you as their parents.

  • Tammy Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 5:56 am

    Your positive self-image is very inspiring to me. Your children are incredibly gorgeous and you should be extremely proud of your strength and determination.

    THANK YOU for the sacrifices that you and your family make for this country. God Bless.

  • Sarah Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:02 am

    Yes! Thank your husband, you, and your family for your sacrifices!

    Your positive self image will always reflect onto little Maggie especially. She’s so incredibly lucky! I always had a poor self image because of the things my mom always said about herself. At less than 100 pounds in high school, I was still convinced of my flaws! That will always be a wonderful gift that you are giving her. I try hard to do the same for my daughter. It’s so hard! She’s 10 months and I’m still struggling to love me at 128 pounds.

  • Angela Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 3:30 pm

    I was surfing the internet today and noticed your website. This might seem really random, but I just thought I’d congradulate you on having your two children so close together.

    My brother and I are 10 months and 8 days apart, me being the younger sibling. The reason I congradulate you is because this is probably the best decision my parents probably ever made. My brother and I are probably the closest to twins that it gets. Not only is he my brother, but also my best friend. I hope that your children later feel the same bond that I feel with my brother. Once again, props on making such an awesome decision. :)

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