I have a 2.5 year old boy and we're thinking of getting pregnant this month, if possible. I'm a teacher and don't get any paid maternity leave so it works out much better for us to have the baby's newborn days overlap with summer break! (July/August) Otherwise we split shifts during the school year. So I can either get pregnant ASAP, or possibly wait until next year to aim to have baby a bit before summer break 2013.
If we had a baby now, my son would be 3 and a few months when the baby was born, obviously if we waited a year he would be 4. I like the idea of 3 years in the sense that they will be at elementary school together, interested in the same things a bit more, etc. 4 years feels like a pretty big gap, but it would also mean my son would be in pre-k by then and Daddy could have the newborn alone during the day.
To complicate things, I'm trying to open a school by the time my son is in K (9/2014, or if possible Pre-K in 2013) so part of me wants to have a baby sooner so that I would not be juggling a newborn and the biggest professional undertaking of my life at the same time!
Anyone who has kids 3 years apart care to share what the transition was like for your first child? DO you like that spacing or wish you waited longer? My son is asking for a sibling, but of course, I don't think he has any idea what he's talking about. It's a novelty and he has no clue what a baby at home would mean! He's a very verbal, independent kid, but he's also still so much of a snuggler/baby. He recently self weaned, potty trained, and transitioned himself to his own room (!!!), so I miss having a little baby!
Thanks in advance!