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SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10; 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
6th Nov '12

My nieces are 7-ish years apart. My SIL likes it. My oldest niece likes to help and look out for her little sister :)

Nicole:) 2 kids; Texas 473 posts
6th Nov '12

my boys are 3yes and 3 months apart they get along great

Rach ϟ Slytherin 18 kids; Arkansas 1112 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" But I AM a smartass, too!"


Yeah, what was I thinking?? Smartasses are awesome. I should know, I am one. :D

Rach ϟ Slytherin 18 kids; Arkansas 1112 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:" My nieces are 7-ish years apart. My SIL likes it. My oldest niece likes to help and look out for her little sister :)"


I hope it will be the same with my kids. Maybe i'm just freaking out for nothing here. lol

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting ☣Rach☣:" Yeah, what was I thinking?? Smartasses are awesome. I should know, I am one. :D"


lol I don't really know if it took my OB an entire minute to pull the second one out or not, but for legal purposes, they have to add the minute.

Rach ϟ Slytherin 18 kids; Arkansas 1112 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" lol I don't really know if it took my OB an entire minute to pull the second one out or not, but for legal purposes, they have to add the minute."


:lol:



I'm worrying about how hard it is to have kids years apart but having them that close together would have probably drove me crazy! My son has adhd and is just a wild little thing. I couldn't imagine taking care of him and having another one the same age running around. Just thinking about it makes me exhausted.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting ☣Rach☣:" :lol: I'm worrying about how hard it is to have kids years apart but having them that close together ... [snip!] ... imagine taking care of him and having another one the same age running around. Just thinking about it makes me exhausted. "


My SO & I don't know any better. These are our first, so we just had to do it. lol

Rach ϟ Slytherin 18 kids; Arkansas 1112 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" My SO & I don't know any better. These are our first, so we just had to do it. lol"


Ah ok, so you haven't been spoiled to only having one kid at a time then. I raised my son alone for the first year of his life and if I had two i'm sure I wouldn't have any hair left right now. Some days when i'm watching him run around, screaming like a banshee, and bouncing off the walls, i'm still not sure how I do it. :lol:

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
7th Nov '12

Ok so my girls:



Tatyana was 6 yrs old when her sister Ava was born,
Ava was just under 4 yrs old when Chloe was born.
Tatyana was just under 10 yrs old when Chloe was born.



So they are 10 and 4 and 9 months old now. lol

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
7th Nov '12

mine are 18 months apart and my toddler adores is baby brother he has no jealousy issues at all but there is times its really hard having a toddler and a newborn

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
7th Nov '12

4 years, 1 month and 5 days apart.



We didn't want to have another until Addison was in Pre-K. We wanted her to have solid time with us before introducing another child. IF we have another, it won't be for about 3 or 4 more years. Asher is just over a month old.

Brit :) Due January 26; 1 child; Gainesville, Georgia 511 posts
7th Nov '12

my sister is 6 years older than me and i have one brother who is 7 years younger than me and one who is 10 years younger than me. our ages range from 12-28. what we have all found to be true is that as kids none of us were that close. although i did like having younger brothers and an older sister we were never on the same page or even close to it. i was starting middle school, my sister was graduating high school and one brother was starting kindergarten while the other was learning to talk. now that we are older the gap seems to be smaller. especially between my sister and I. Personally i plan to have my kids a lot closer together than that but i dont think having kids that far apart is detrimental to the possibility of a relationship.

Rach ϟ Slytherin 18 kids; Arkansas 1112 posts
7th Nov '12

It's making me feel better to know the gap isn't so bad as they get older. I had a sister that was 3 years older than me and when we were kids we fought constantly so I guess even if the kids are fairly close together that doesn't mean they'll get along anyways. I like the thought of my next child having a older brother too. I had one but we weren't raised together and I wish we were. I feel like maybe my oldest son will be protective of my younger child. Maybe it isn't so bad. I guess I just freak out a lot when it comes to my son because as parents we always want to make sure we're doing what's right for them. I think I just really over think things a lot of the time. :oops:



Thanks so much for all the input ladies. :D