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?