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September 17th, 2009 by Rhiana

Chasing, Spacing

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know by now that we have an 8 year old and an 8 month old. We were young when we had our first, but as we neared our 30s we knew we better get to gettin’ if we were going to have another. Then, on my 30th birthday, I went into labor. (Nice way to spend your 30th right?)

We had many fears about spacing the kids so far apart. After all, what do kids that are 7 1/2 years apart have in common? Not much, except their love and adoration for one another. We are constantly amazed at how well these 2 girls get on. They are both in awe of each other and the love between them shows in everything they do together.

We still think we want to add 1 more to the mix. My last pregnancy wasn’t as easy as the first, and labor was about 100 times harder. So, we know that if we are going to try, it shouldn’t be too long. But the idea of being pregnant again? Well, that isn’t so appealing (I’m not one of those that just looooooooooooves being prego). And the baby is beginning her attempts at walking. I can’t imagine chasing a beginning walker around in between bouts of morning sickness.

So the question I pose to you: How far apart do you recommend spacing lil’ ones and why? What worked for you? What didn’t?

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4 Responses to “Chasing, Spacing”
  1. I don’t have children (nor do I have any on the way.) That said, my brother and I are 3 years apart, and that seemed to work well for us. My best friend and her sister are 3 years apart (as are my best friend and her younger brother.) That same friend has two daughters, and they’re 3 years apart. :) I’ve seen with my God daughters, that it’s just enough of a gap that my friend was pregnant with no break in between, and the girls are friends – they play (and fight like sisters do) and the older sister gets to teach the younger a lot.

    Hope that helps :)

  2. As an adult I love having siblings close to my age. It was cool in H.S. too but hard on my parents. Yea mom!

  3. I only have two, they are 2 1/2 and 10 months, and it IS a handful. It isn’t so easy to go to the grocery store or do much of anything me and the oldest did together. But you do also have the advantage of having an older one to help out. That will be a plus. when she isn’t in school of course.

  4. I say 3 years. I’m too lazy to have 2 under too and I’m 4 apart from my brother and that made me too young to hang out with them. 3 seems to work well for my lifestyle :)

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