Log In Sign Up

widely spaced siblings...do you have 1 more????


Forum: Widely Spaced Siblings

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Widely Spaced Siblings LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
March 20th, 2014, 05:40 PM
sandel07's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 405
I have 2 sons from a previous relationship soon to be 14 and 16. I have been in my current relationship for just over 4 years and after 6 miscarriages we have a wonderful little girl who is about to turn 1. I am 42 years young and am trying to decide if I want to try for just one more child or decide that my family is complete. I know that I would NEVER regret having a 4th child but I may regret not having one. One of my biggest worries is Ella feeling alone growing up with the age difference of her siblings.

What I am looking for is this some experiences others have had...don't really need just opinions. Anyone wish that they would have had one more child to give your youngest someone to grow up with? What experiences have you had raising your youngest without a sibling close in age? Would It have been easier on your children if you didn't have just one more child to give the youngest a sibling close in age?

I know that this is a decision for me to make, just want to get other perspectives. thanks
__________________
Sandy-41 years young
BF-Ryan 36
Sons Noah 13 & Drew 15
Miracle baby Ella arrived Mar 22, 2013
6 losses at 4 to 7 weeks (feb 05, July 10, Oct 10, April 11, Oct 11 Feb 2012)

No explanation for losses



Reply With Quote
  #2  
March 21st, 2014, 06:56 AM
cheerfulsunrise's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 677
I have been having somewhat similar thoughts. My older kids are almost 16 and 13, and we have a 9 month old. I am 35 now. I would like to have another so my youngest has a sibling close in age, and also because I don't feel done. On the other hand, I remember how busy it was having 2 young children... So I don't know how I feel about having another one too soon. Plus, I don't want a huge gap between my oldest and my youngest... If I wait just a few years he will be 18! So overall... I feel conflicted!
__________________
DS: '98, DD: '00, DD: '13, & TTC #4

Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0