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March 20th, 2014, 05:40 PM
sandel07's Avatar Veteran
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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-43 years young
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Sons Noah 14 & Drew 16
Miracle baby Ella arrived Mar 22, 2013

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March 21st, 2014, 06:56 AM
cheerfulsunrise's Avatar Super Mommy
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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!
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March 20th, 2015, 08:33 PM
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if i get a 3rd baby there will be big gape from my girls.
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