Charlene Scholtz (41)
Children: Kaela (17) and Emily (7 weeks)
After I had my first daughter, I couldn’t fall pregnant, which led me to believe I would never conceive again. I had three miscarriages that I knew of. I didn’t expect a good pregnancy this time.
I was afraid that my baby would be different somehow, but with all the prayers from friends and family, I have a healthy baby who’s giving us so much joy and happiness. She’s just the cutest ever!
People expressed concern about the age gap between my children – my eldest is practically out of the house. I did hear a few comments, but it didn’t faze me because they didn’t know my reason. I have the support of family and friends, and that’s what matters.
I don’t see any difference in the way I raise my kids, and I don’t think I’ll change anything in the way I rear my second child. My eldest daughter was over the moon! She’s excited about having a sibling and is a great help when it comes to the baby. She babysits whenever I need to do something else. It’s interesting to watch them bond.