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January 23rd, 2010, 03:11 PM
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I don't know if I should be posting here or not.. LOL.. what IS classed as widely spaced? Gaby will be close to 4 by the time this one arrives. It doesn't seem hugely spaced to me, but it also doesn't seem closely spaced........
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February 14th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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I think you'd qualify..not a huge gap. I sometimes pop in here. My girls are 5 yrs & 5 months apart..it's a gap but not HUGE in my eyes.
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February 15th, 2010, 07:08 PM
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thanks hun.... I know it's not a small age gap - but I also know it's not huge i need an in between board lol
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February 21st, 2010, 08:22 AM
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lol inbetween board...
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February 23rd, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Amber, how old are your girls? I'm a little worried how my 5 year old (who will almost be 6 by the time lil brother is born) will deal and what their relationship will be like...I'm not so worried about it right off the bat since he's very nurturing and has begged me for about 3 years now to have a baby brother/sister LOL, but I'm more worried about how close they'll be when they get a little older.

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March 27th, 2010, 07:44 PM
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There is no doubt in my mind that my mother belongs here. I am 22 and my sister is 3! and none in between haha
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April 13th, 2010, 08:20 PM
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That is what I am wondering..since my son will be around 4 if we concieve in the next few months. (just started TTC #2).
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April 18th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I would classify "widely" as 5 years plus.

Everyone has their opinion though.
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April 19th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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I agree with the 5 years, I guess when one is old enough to be in school before the next comes along...
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December 18th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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It's all in the eye of the beholder. I think 5 years apart is somewhat closely spaced, lol.

My first two are 11 years apart, and now I'm pregnant again with #3... the first two will be 19 and 8 when this one arrives. (and, yes, all from the same father... dh and I have been together since high school)
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January 6th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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I agree it depends on who you ask. DD and DS are 7 years apart. I always wanted children close together, but that's not the way things worked out. I wouldn't change a thing though except for the fact my dd gets a little jealous, I wish I could reassure her that my feelings for her will never change!
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January 14th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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My brother and I are 5 years apart and were SUPER close as kids- he was always playing with me and looking out for me...my DF's younger sister is nearly 6 years younger and the same goes for them- they are very close...just thought I'd chime in for those wondering how their children's relationships might be at 5-6 years apart
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May 2nd, 2011, 07:35 PM
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There is no doubt in my mind that my mother belongs here. I am 22 and my sister is 3! and none in between haha
How did you feel about it when you learned that your brave mother will have a child?!
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June 16th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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chiming in here.

Our kids are 10 and 2 and i'm due in september...all boys.
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July 12th, 2011, 10:41 PM
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I would consider 5 years or more as widely spaced, 3-4 years "in between" and 2 years or less as closely spaced. Mine will be three years apart so they aren't very close in age but not that far apart in age either. I think it will be a good age gap. Not planned that way, we started trying for our second when our first daughter turned one and I had hoped we'd have our sticky baby sooner rather than later but not the way it worked out.
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July 14th, 2011, 07:41 PM
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I guess I qualify. Due 11/2 w/ third boy. Oldest will be closer to 9 than 8, and next will be almost 5 1/2. He starts kindergarten next month.
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October 14th, 2011, 09:53 AM
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I agree that its in the eye of the beholder, Some think 4 yrs is wide and some think its close enough!
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