Last year I started noticing a trend via Facebook. More and more of my friends (and I use this term loosely, b/c most of the people I am "friends" with on Facebook are more like past acquaintances) appeared to be pregnant at their first child's 1st or 2nd birthday parties. That was before I had my own kid, and I found it to be kind of nuts that they were already having another one so soon after the first.
This year, I am noticing it more and more so I decided to google it to see if it was really a trend. Turns out, it is and it even has a name - baby bunching. I found this article in the Washington Post, and it is really interesting. It goes into the pro's and con's of having your kids back to back, and also the reasons people seem to be doing it more. With people marrying later and more women wanting to get established in their career, we are having babies later than previous generations. And if women want to have multiple children before the age of 35 or 40, basically they are bunching them together.
Very interesting idea, I don't know how I feel about having 2 kids in diapers at the same time? I can see both the advantages and disadvantages. Readers, what do you think?