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post #21 of 49
My current baby will be 2 years 2 months old when this baby is due.

My next oldest will be 4 years 10 months,

and my oldest will be 7 years 9 months.
post #22 of 49
my youngest will be 20 months old.

this will be my closest spacing. my first two are 2 yrs. 4 mos. apart, and my second two are 2 yrs. 8 months apart.

i've really loved having about two and a half years in between babies, so this closer spacing makes me nervous. i'm sure we will be fine, and the kids will love it in the long run, but i hope the first year goes smoother than i'm anticipating.
post #23 of 49
I had hoped for an 18 month spacing, but I guess there were other plans for us! DS will be 2 years 1.5 months when this one comes.

I agree that a lot of it totally depends on personality. My brother and I were 20 months apart and fought constantly in jr high/high school (but as adults we get along fine).
post #24 of 49
DS#1 will be about 2yrs, 2mos...we had hoped for more like 18mos--but, now I'm actually glad that he will be slightly older.
post #25 of 49
DS will be 2.5 when this one is born. We were originally thinking that we would like him to be 3 or 4 but something told us it was time.
post #26 of 49
2 years 7 months.

I'm quite grateful for the bigger gap...
post #27 of 49
DS will be 18 months older. This was exactly the spacing we had hoped for -- both DH and I are 16 & 17 months older than our younger siblings and we like how that worked out and had only heard good things from our parents. DH sort of has the "get it all out of the way and over with" attitude (but not really as horrible as that sounds, lol!) and I just like the idea of siblings close in age. I admit I am a bit nervous that it will be a handful, but it seems like there are advantages and disadvantages on both sides regarding close or far spacing.
post #28 of 49
3 years and 2 months. I am pleased with the spacing! I am a little sad to become the mommy of someone other than my precious LO, but I figure we have 9 months to get used to the idea.
post #29 of 49
DD will be about 4 years and 10 months older than this new little one. For a while, we thought we might want her to be an only child which is why we waited so long. Plus, DH and I both WOH and my mother has helped by providing part time care for DD. We knew that she wouldn't watch two kids, so we wanted to wait until DD was old enough to be in a school seeting before having another one. DD is pretty spirited, and I think it would have been pretty challenging to have had another one when she was any younger. I feel like she is finally at an age that she will be able to help and enjoy having a sibling.

We're only planning to have two kids, so I figure I'm just removing the middle child. A lot of families that have thre kids have about a 4 - 5 year age difference between the oldest and youngest.
post #30 of 49
21 months between #2 & #3. There is 22 months between #1 & #2.
post #31 of 49
dd will be 30 mo at the time of birth and DD will be 5 (hopefully, her birthday is July 5th. Im "due" the 8th) I liked this spacing the first time around. They play together so well now. dd is already more independent than DD was when she was born. DD will be way pumped to have a new baby. She keeps saying " I need a baby brother"
post #32 of 49
The new one will be 2 years 7 months younger than my son. It's due date is exactly 2 y 7 mo from his due date, but he was born a couple days early. Hopefully this one will follow suit!

I'm nervous about the spacing too because my son loves bed sharing and nursing. He's already having to adjust because I'm not allowed to do heavy lifting, and I'm the type of mama who usually carries him everywhere. It's very sad for me, but he's mostly coping with it OK.

I read McKenna's book about co-sleeping, and he says absolutely not to have a new baby in bed with an older child, so I'm not sure what to do about that. We tried having my son sleep in a side car when he was new, and he wanted none of that. I've thought about an Amby sleeper or something, but I guess we'll have to see what this next one wants.
post #33 of 49
5 years and 4 months to closest sibling.

Wanted it to be closer. My last EDD was DS's 5 th birthday but that didn't work out.

DD will be 7 years older than Sprout.

However we had similar spacing in my birth family. My brother and are are 18 months apart. My sister is 6 and 7.5 years younger than us. She and I are very close.
post #34 of 49
This one will be a few days to a few weeks shy of 2 years younger than my next oldest. In other words my curent youngest turns (2) 13 days after my EDD for this pregnancy.
I will have a:
7y5m old son...How did he grow up so fast any how?!?!?!
5y3m old son
2y old (more or less)
and a newborn
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by vonn's_mama View Post
I read McKenna's book about co-sleeping, and he says absolutely not to have a new baby in bed with an older child, so I'm not sure what to do about that. We tried having my son sleep in a side car when he was new, and he wanted none of that. I've thought about an Amby sleeper or something, but I guess we'll have to see what this next one wants.
You can have them in bed together, just not next to each other. So put the baby in the middle and the older child on the side (I'd get a guard rail for this) and you are fine.
post #36 of 49
My 2nd child will be around 11.5 months younger than my first child. I had hoped they would be closer in age but I think this will be good.
post #37 of 49
My ds will be 3.5yrs old when baby #2 arrives.

We've been TTC for 1.5yrs, so in many ways I'm happy about the age differences as my ds is more independent now and will be starting kindergarten a few months after the new baby is born, giving me some time with the baby while he's in school in the mornings.
post #38 of 49
5 years 8 months.

we have had money issues, and didn't think it wise that we have another as i am the provider. now that DH is in pharmacy school, we can afford it, even if we have to go into debt. i didnt want to go back to work anytime soon, so we waited until that was possible.
post #39 of 49
Yes, my DD and this new one will be 2.5y apart. I am also very nervous about the co-sleeping thing. DD is a major co-sleeper and although we have a king sized bed, it does not seem big enough now. I am having a hard time adding a newborn to the mix. I have considered using an actual co-sleeper (as in arms reach or something), as DD was in a cradle by the bed for the first few weeks. I dunno, but hoping the solution makes itself clear!
post #40 of 49
My youngest daughter will be 5 years and 1 month older than this baby. We wanted one sooner, but put it in God's hands and just didn't use any birth control in 4 1/2 years. We are hoping and praying that this baby is healthy and strong!
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