starting again

Shai - posted on 11/25/2008 ( 16 moms have responded )

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just when you think you had it all figured out.



my children are 9 years apart. it's like having 2 fam's in the same home. my oldest was so happy to have a younger sibling and now feels invisible.

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Jitka - posted on 11/21/2012

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I have a (almost) 10 year old an 8 year old (almost 9) and now expecting a new addition. The boys are over excited and supportive. I hope it lasts when baby arrives!

Crystyl - posted on 03/02/2011

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i have a 10yr old daughter and a 7 yr old son and am due anytime with another boy my kids are very excited but my son has recently started acting up at school hopefully once his lil brother is here things will calm down but even with 7 yrs dif it seems like its my first all over again but i am welcoming it with arms wide open and glad i waited so i can spend more time with my son when his siblings are at school instead of them bein younger and feeling left out because the baby will take alot of my time =)

Crystyl - posted on 03/02/2011

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i have a 10yr old daughter and a 7 yr old son and am due anytime with another boy my kids are very excited but my son has recently started acting up at school hopefully once his lil brother is here things will calm down but even with 7 yrs dif it seems like its my first all over again but i am welcoming it with arms wide open and glad i waited so i can spend more time with my son when his siblings are at school instead of them bein younger and feeling left out because the baby will take alot of my time =)

Karlene - posted on 02/03/2011

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well guys my sons are almost 20 years apart and i was totally stunned when i found out i was having a baby at this age. i had declared to every one who knew me that i was done years ago, so you can imagine my surprise? I am learning all over again how tiring it is but how much joy it is to watch a child grow up ....i'm enjoying it all over again!

Darline - posted on 09/11/2010

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We have a 40, 35, 21, 18, and just adopted a 2 year old now that is starting all over again,

Karen - posted on 06/09/2010

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I have a 9 year old son with type 1 diabetes which keeps me busy and a baby due on Aug 5th - I am not sure how it is going to go due to the nature of having to deal with my oldests diabetes and keep on him for that - I am hoping they will at least like each other at some point...

Van - posted on 04/25/2010

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I'm a mom of 2 boys, 10yrs old & 9mos old.
yes a 10yr gap
Its like having a first born again
but i am happy that my 1st born loves and adores our new baby and vice versa

MiChelle - posted on 03/23/2010

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My kids are 18, 15 and the newest addition will be a year old in April. So yeah it is different but I would never change it. My oldest is in the Air Force, my 15 yr old is a high school junior who is also in college classes for nursing and then there is my "Punky" who is a year next month.

Diana - posted on 02/24/2010

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My children are also 9 years apart. My son is 10 years old, and my daughter is 19 months old. You are not alone. My son was so excited to finally have a sibling. He loves his baby sister, but he also feels left out for many things. He is in 5th grade, and I stay home with my daughter. I am also still breast-feeding her, several times a day, so my daughter is quite demanding of my time. My son has homework when he gets home from school. I try to let him play with his sister as much as he can, but he hates when she gets whiny. Sometimes I feel like I have 2 "only" children. The age gap is easy on me, as being a mother, but I feel like I've gypped my son in not giving him a sibling sooner. I only hope they will be close as they grow up.

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Quoting Betsy:

I think I have you all beat!!! My sons are 27 (birthday in Oct.), 20 and 4. It is sorta strange to really start over with 2 grown sons already. Things have changed a little since my last little one...but am enjoying it all over again. So much for waiting for the kids to be out of the house! Am I crazy? I could have been enjoying adult life with no children underfoot! I love my little Kody, he IS keeping me young. And I get to enjoy showing him all those firsts out there again! I had forgotten the glorious wonder they get in their eyes with all the new firsts...I will enjoy...again...



WOW I have finilly met someone who beat me.  may gap is 15 years.

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I have a 15 year gap in what my daughter calls "Moms litter's" I have a 30 year old son, 26 year old daughter. Then come a 10 year old son and a 9 year old son. I have had kids in 3 decades the 80's 90's and in 2000. My youngest has autism and My husband died last in2008. I has not been easy with the youngest boys.

Kim - posted on 11/20/2009

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i have a 13 and a half year gap with mine, i have a 13 and a half year old boy and i have got a 4 week old biy, luckily my oldest loves his new brother

Betsy - posted on 08/03/2009

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I think I have you all beat!!! My sons are 27 (birthday in Oct.), 20 and 4. It is sorta strange to really start over with 2 grown sons already. Things have changed a little since my last little one...but am enjoying it all over again. So much for waiting for the kids to be out of the house! Am I crazy? I could have been enjoying adult life with no children underfoot! I love my little Kody, he IS keeping me young. And I get to enjoy showing him all those firsts out there again! I had forgotten the glorious wonder they get in their eyes with all the new firsts...I will enjoy...again...

April - posted on 05/11/2009

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right now I have 3 kids with a 4th on the way. my first is almost 18years then I have a 9 year old and a 18month old. so yes it is like having 3 only children. It really keeps me running trying to keep up with all of thier needs.

Stacy - posted on 03/30/2009

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There are 10 yrs between my oldest and my youngest with one halfway in between. Its sometimes hard to balance the needs of one versus the other. I've found that setting aside time for the older ones, just me and one of them at a time seems to help. Even if its just going to the grocery store.

Annette - posted on 03/19/2009

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I have 4 children ~ ages 14, 12, 10 & 4. There is 9 years between my 14 year old & my 4 year old. She wanted a "baby sister," but now that she has one, she just wants her to stay out of her "room and stuff." I did feel like I was starting over with the last one. It was alot different have one at 29; than at 39!

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