If you are a BTDT mom, What will be the age gap between your oldest child and the baby? Or between the previous child and this next one.
DS's 6th birthday is next month, he has been asking for a sibling since he realized he could have them about two and a half years ago.
Part of me wishes that DH would have chosen to have kids closer together (I came from a large family of 7 kids and we are all pretty close in age), I worry that even though DS wants a sibling he isn't going to connect as well as if they were closer in age.
Robbie will be 8 next June...
Mary - I was told by Robbie's kindergarten teacher that kids aged 5-6 really get into having a new baby and want to help.
Sean (38 )
Robbie (8 )
Bailey (April 2, 2011)
"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." Caroline Myss
My oldest DS just turned 4 the end of July and youngest DS is 1.5. So 2.5 year age gap between them. They play together pretty well now; I hope that continues as they get older.
I really wanted an 18 to 24 month separation but it didnt go as I planned. The next one will be 2.5 years younger than DS2 if it happens soon.
DS would be about 4 and DD about 2 1/2 if I'm pregnant this cycle. They are 17 months 16 days apart and baby #3 would be 2 1/2 years from the younger one. So very close spacing between DS and DD and a larger gap between DD and #3.
My sister and I were 6 years apart and we weren't friends until we were adults. I think it honestly depends on how the parents approach it and the actual personalities of the children.
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