Would love advice on parents who have twins then had another baby. Did you have a third too soon? I am still nursing the twins and plan to until they decide not too. One DD is getting close to night weaning herself.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Don't think we're having another, but my twins are just 2 now and I know they would have loved to be big sisters!
Good luck whatever you decide.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
Also I was still nursing the girls when I got PG and it broke my heart, but I weaned them while I was pregnant. I got really unbearable agitation while I was nursing them when I was pregnant. I was glad we made it to nearly 2-1/2. My milk was gone by 12 weeks or so and I think dry tandem nursing is what did me in. So I'd be wary about getting pregnant too soon from that perspective, too.
My girls love their brother and they include him in their play to a certain extent. He's 2, so obviously his pretend play isn't as elaborate as theirs, but they often find a way to include him.
I'm really happy with the age gap we have. Any closer and I don't know how much of my baby's babyhood I would have been able to savor.
We also knew we wanted the kids fairly close together, and we had (still have) a crappy insurance situation, and wanted to be pregnant and deliver in the same calendar year. So that ment I got pregnant the month they turned two, and my singleton was born when the boys were three months shy of three.
I do like that they play together well. They are old enough to be careful with her, and enjoy each other's company. The age range is enjoyable. However, I do regret that I didn't have more time with just my twins. Just tha point when they were getting very managable, I was getting uncomfortably pregnant, and then we added an infant to the mix and I could barely get to my mother's group, much less fun outings I was picturing.
I guess I'm saying I'm not sure I waited long enough, but it seems to be working out.
Loving my twin boys! 11/03/2009 And my daughter 08/16/11 momma Homesteader Doula
I say that the gap depends on you and your family dynamics. I am very happy we had them closer together even though sometimes it can be hard. Good luck making a descision.
: wife to James, MoM to R and D (Aug 2007) and E (Nov 2009) and Y (April 2012)
Mommy to girls 9/2005, our angel babies 2004 and 2005, and our intact, ebf 4/29/2010.