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April 6th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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I have thoguht about this a little lately now that I have a little baby fever. My oldest is almost 15. What do your older kids think of the new babies? Is it weird for them? I think my girls would think its weird at first but I think they would be pretty excited in the end. Now part of me kept telling myself I was too old to have more because I had a teenager but I had to look in the mirror and remember I am only 32!
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April 6th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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After I had #7 my older kids threatened to run away from home if I had anymore and were pretty peeved when they found out there was gonna be a number 8 (it's ok so was I ). But honestly they LOVE their younger siblings. They go so far as to plan things for them and make sure they are at any functions or activities they are doing. I mean who can really resist a baby?

My older set is almost 21, 19, 19, 18 and the younger set is 10, 8, 5 and 2. So there is a big age range.
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April 6th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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When my youngest was born my oldest was 12 and a half, she thought it was awesome, she treated him like a little doll.
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April 6th, 2012, 09:25 PM
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My older kids are happy about the baby!

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April 6th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Because I've continually had babies since we started having babies, my kids think nothing of it when we have another one. They are really good with the little ones and love them to pieces. My ages are 15, 13,10,8,5,2, and 5 weeks
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April 9th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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My oldest is 17, he is so gentle and takes great care of me when I'm pregnant and he loves his little siblings.
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April 9th, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Yeah, there are no huge age differences here either. Noah is going to be 11 when this baby is born, he is excited to be at the hospital when baby is born.

I don't think your older kids should have any weighing decision on if/when you have more kids. It's your body, and choice, not theirs.

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April 10th, 2012, 01:19 AM
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I had my first 3 in 3 years exactly then 4years in between DD#3 and DD#4 my girls all love each other so much and DD#1 cant wait till we TTC again in September
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April 10th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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I recently found out I am pg with #7 and while I am still upset dd is super excited. She is 14. The other kids are all too young to tell until I get a little happier about the situation.
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April 11th, 2012, 03:59 AM
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I am out of this topic. I'm done. Close age gaps and that's it for me.

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April 13th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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My five are 48months apart oldest to youngest and the factory's closed here. They all love the baby and the five year old told me yesterday that we need two more babies.

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April 14th, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Mine are 16,13,11,9,7,4,2,1, 2weeks. For the most part we are like bekki. We just kept having them so it is our normal. But the 16 yo has given me more attitude with the lat couple. But then she loves on them so I think it is bravado. Go for it!
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