should we try for another

Sharlene - posted on 06/30/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




We have three kids already with major age gaps. Two are from my previous relations ship and one is from my current marriage. The kids are 13,11, and 6. I have wanted another child since the youngest was born, and after our middle child just about died it was really pushed me into wanting another child, but we are not sure about the age gap with the kids, and to have another we would have to do iui, as dad is fixed. My husband was on the fence for a long time and since Febuary I have been nursing my son back to health and havent really talked about this with my husband, but the other night he brought it up. Now Im the one on the fence. I want on but Im not sure about the age gap between them and I if we do have another one I would want to get pregnant this year as Im 35 and dont want to have one past 37. Advise please


Louise - posted on 07/01/2012




I have kids of 21, 18 and 3.5 and the age gap is great. I have two boys who are now like father figures to my daughter and always on hand to baby sit. It is like bringing up an only child though as both her brothers lead lives of their own and are never there unless I ask them to be. I had my daughter at 38 and she was my last try. As you have a 6 year old the gap will be lovely as he/she will still have someone to play with. If you want another child then try for one. Everybody else will slot into place with it. But saying that you are about to go through some tough teenage years with your 13 and 11 year old and they are going to need a lot of mummy time.

If it is something you both want though do something about it before you feel to old!

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