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February 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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...in age are your kids, or if you only have one but want more, when do you plan on having #2?

When Serafina was born I wanted to wait so she'd be at least 2 1/2 by the time baby #2 arrived, but all of a sudden that feels like forever and I want to get pregnant again ASAP. But then I wonder if I could handle two little ones...

I know my husband would prefer to wait a little bit but would still be happy if I got pregnant now. I practice NFP and kind of feel like just doing nothing in the way of trying or avoiding and see what happens.
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February 24th, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Ours are almost 3 years apart. AJ was potty trained by the time Connor was born which was a huge help. He was old enough not to be too jealous, but young enough for the first year to not really care. Now that he is 4 he loves to play with Connor and help him!

My brother and I were four years + apart and we had next to no relationship past early childhood, that is until adult hood. We were never in the same school or interested in the same things - we chose to have ours a closer together to avoid this.
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February 24th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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My boys are just over 3 years apart. They love each other so much. If Logan wouldn't have been a surprise we would have waited until Ian was 4 to have another. I think the sibling relationship depends on the people. My siblings are 5, 9 & 15 years older than me. We aren't close. My sisters are 6 years apart and are extremely close. I know for me having a 3 year old and a newborn was TOUGH. Almost too tough.
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February 24th, 2012, 07:07 PM
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My children will be 21 months apart by the time baby 2 arrives. I may be insane but my bff has a 2 and they are 3 years a part and i swear there were so many times I thought the older one was going to seriously hurt the baby. I also have a friend who's children are like 18 months apart and they are as thick as thieves. Honestly though I think it comes down to their personalities and how you handle it. We weren't "trying" to have them this close together but we figure it must be meant to be!
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February 24th, 2012, 08:53 PM
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we're trying for baby #2 now. My sister and I are also 4.5 years apart and frankly, I didn't really like her until she was about 20. She was always following me everywhere and irritating me growing up. I'd like mine to be closer together.
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February 25th, 2012, 07:23 AM
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My sister and I are 6 years apart. We weren't close until we were adults. But my brother and I are 2 years apart and have always been close. I'd like Serafina to be close to her sibling(s) when she's young.
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February 27th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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We are talking about trying to conceive next year. We are going to talk more seriously about it next January. So they will be about 3 years apart.
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February 27th, 2012, 08:50 PM
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I have 4 kids. My oldest is 10, then the twins are 8 and then Brit is 1. One good thing about having the kids close together is all of the toys are pretty much the same. I worry about Britney getting into something (Legos) which can be a choking hazard. That being said, I love, love, love seeing the love and caring my boys show their sister.
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February 28th, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Asher and Isla are 2 years 5 days apart. Isla and Grayson are 17 months apart. Grayson and Hadley will be 19 months apart. I like the closer age gaps.
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February 28th, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Bells is almost 11 years old, so quite an age gap between her and Dylan. Dyl and #3 will be (going by my due date) around 15 months apart.
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March 7th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Tyler and Alyssa are 13 months apart. We are planning (if money allows) to ttc in july 2014. So there will be a few years gap between them.
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March 13th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I wanted my children to be 2 1/2 years apart and sure enough.... they are exactly 2 1/2 years apart. I think it's a perfect age!
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