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March 18th, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Hello, ladies! I'm Colleen, mommy to a beautiful little girl, Angelina, age 7 and now am expecting #2 in August. She will be a month away from her 8th birthday by the time the baby is born.

I'm curious as to how many of you planned to have widely spaced siblings, or if it came more out of necessity or accident?

For us, it's kind of out of necessity. Our DD was born when I was 17, DH 19. Obviously, she was not planned. We wanted more children, but needed to get to a better place in life before we could do that. I graduated college in 2004, and we also bought a house that year.. we finally started talking about expanding our family at the beginning of 06. It took a few months, but here we are! Starting alllllll over with diapers and midnight feedings and a totally dependent child
Mom to Angel (17), Alana (9), Hayden (1)
Stepmom to Hannah (15), Alex (11)
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March 18th, 2007, 09:52 PM
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Colleen, so nice to have you join us! We are a small group but its quite nice, because you can really get to know each other that way Congrats on your pregnancy and on making it through an early baby as a couple! lots of people dont make it through that stress.....

My older son is addopted, he was a package dael with DH who was a single parent. I would have liked to have widely spaced kids any way though, but instead of 14 and a half years I would have liked 6 to 8 years..... I LOVE 8 year olds I think its the sweetest age, how excited is Angelina? I am looking forward to getting to know you, and hearing about your pregnancy!

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March 19th, 2007, 02:33 AM
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Welcome Colleen and Congratulations on your pregnancy!

My name is Lee and I'm a proud mom of two wonderful boys, ages 12.5 and 7, and one on the way!
Our first son, Branden was born when we both were very young (just 16 for me) and definately not planned. And our second son, Cam was a wonderful surprise that came along five years later! Now we are expecting our third son in late July, the first we actually planned in advance!
Having widely spaced siblings was not done intentionally in our case, and yet I wouldn't have it any other way now.

I look forward to getting to know you better!
Proud mom to Branden (13.5) and Cam (8.5) and River, our 8 month old bouncing baby boy!

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March 19th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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Well first off Welcome to Widely Spaced Siblings and congrats on the new addition to the family.

Annika and Brandon are almost 18 years apart. Brandon is DH's son from a previous marriage. So it just happened that way. DH and I have been together for 9 years this month and had thought about having children earlier in our relationship but it just didn't work that way. So needless to say Brandon and Annika are 18 years apart. Dh and I are thinking of having another and start TTC in May. We will see. This way Annika will have a sibling close in age to grow with.
Holley~ Mommy to Annika Lily (12/28/2005)

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March 19th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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I'm Heather, SAHM to 2 boys - CJ (12.5 years) and Avery (22months). I have 3 older stepkids...ages 15,17, and 20. My DH wanted to wait to have Avery when the older kids had gotten older, I wanted to have a sibling for my CJ sooner but I went along with my DH. We waited to TTC until we'd been married for about 9 years so we were more established also with a house, good vehicles, more secure financial situation, etc.

Congrats to you on the new baby! It sounds as though you also have a sweet daughter and a good marriage. Angelina will be such a good help to you! It will be fun getting to know you!!!

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March 19th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes. Angelina is excited about it for the most part. But it's kind of funny.. my SIL had a baby in December, a few weeks after we found out we were expecting ours. I really thought that Angel would be interested in Bradley (my nephew), since we'll have a baby here before long.. but she has NO interest in trying to hold him/play with him... nothing! But she will talk about HER baby alll day I'm sure she'll do fine and be a big help for me once the baby's here.

And tomorrow night should be interesting, too. My youngests sister is a junior in HS, and is in the class where you get "Baby Think It Over" but she has to work tomorrow evening, so I'm "babysitting" for her. I wonder how Angel will react when Baby Think It Over starts crying!
Mom to Angel (17), Alana (9), Hayden (1)
Stepmom to Hannah (15), Alex (11)
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March 20th, 2007, 06:53 AM
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Hello and Welcome.

I am Jen and I have a 6 year old and a 4 month old, both boys. Justin was concieved naturally after many failed attempts and fertility problems. We always thought that he would be the only one. We have been married 9 years. We never have been on BC (until now ). Mattie is my miracle born Premature, but you could never tell now, because he is so fat and happy!! I have 9 angel babies to look forward to seeing one day!!

Being widely spaced was never our intention, but has been a true blessing. Justin is a very loving and wonderful big brother. I think this was the way it was supposed to be!! I am sure that Angelina is going to be a great big sister too!!

We are all very excited when someone new joins our group. Again welcome and I look forward to getting to know you and your family better.

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