I'm just kind of curious, since most of my friends irl have their kids spaced the standard 2ish years apart (some friends have lapped us twice, and had three kids after we had our first!) We had thought our daughter might be an only, but finally decided to throw caution to the wind (we are over-planners!), and she'll be 6.5yo when this new one is born. I'm REALLY excited about the age gap, as far as my dd's adjustment goes, as well as my ability to feel good about my mothering (I think I would have had a tough time caring for 2 little ones at the same time). But- I have to admit to being a little apprehensive about how this will change our fairly calm little existence as a family of three with an older, fairly independent child. On the one hand, I think "oh boy- I GET to change diapers again, nurse, etc.!"- and on the other, I think "how can we go back, when life has finally gotten so easy?!"
Anybody else in a similar boat?