age gaps between siblings???????

Danni - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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i am pregnant with my third child my son is aged 4 and my daughter is nearly 8 months old!!how many of you had children close together and how did you cope???its deffinetly a bit daunting for me and it was not planned but i believe things happen for a reason!!

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Amber - posted on 01/20/2011

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my children are 19 months apart. i didn't find out with my girl till i was almost 5 months.. she was a very big suprise.. my sister had her children 14 months apart..

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My son turned 3 last month, and so far he's an only child.
I'm single so having another baby any time soon is out of the question. It kinda sucks because he's at that age where he needs someone to play with at home. He's really good with babies, but doesn't get much opportunity to be around any. So looks like if I have another baby, there's gonna be a bigger age gap than I wanted! :(

Heather - posted on 01/13/2011

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I have a four year old daughter and am now pregnant with another baby. She will be almost five when this baby arrives. I wanted my children closer in age, but that did not work out that way. I wanted my children close in age because of how close my siblings and I were growing up. The biggest age gap between us is my oldest brother and myself which is six years and the smallest gap is just one year. We were very close growing up and had many of the same friends. We are still all very close and now are children are all the same ages.

Kim - posted on 01/13/2011

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My daughter was planned, but it was a big surprise when I got pregnant and had my son not even a month after she turned 1. my kids are a year and 24 days apart.. I was a bit overwhelmed worrying about how I was going to handle it.. but when i sat and thought about it, I think its nice to have them close in age. It's hard to get used to at first because they are at different stages but as the baby gets older it gets easier.. just take it one day at a time and enjoy every moment while it lasts.

Jeneva - posted on 01/12/2011

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My two are just over a year apart. I get the question, "how do you do it?" a lot and the answer is, you just do. You figure it out because what other choice do you really have? Your oldest will be a big help and your (now 8 mth old) could go all sorts of ways. Just try and give one on one time to each of them (daddy needs to as well) and keep them involved. Really, just the same as you probably did when bringing #2 home. You will do just fine. =)

Lacye - posted on 01/12/2011

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I don't have but one child but I have older siblings that are a lot older than myself. I have a sister that is 15 years older than me, a sister that is 8 years older than me, a step brother that is also 8 years older than me and a step brother that is 23 months older. To be honest, I'm closer to my siblings that are a lot older than me than the one that is 23 months. I just get along with them better.

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2011

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My son is amlost six years old in March my daughter is four years old and my second id going to be a year this month. II personally likt them close together. I wish my third was closer in age to my second but mt husband wasn't ready to yet. I have siblings that are close to me in age and then I have onethat is eight years younger and eleven years younger than me. I don't relate to the ones that aere so much younger than me. That is why I chose to have them pretty close in age. Everybody is different. Good Luck!

Heidi - posted on 01/12/2011

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My parents had 5 kids in 11 days short of 6 years and honestly I believe it was easier on them than it is on me and my husband because our children are 8 years apart in age and have nothing in common when they are closer together they go through a lot of the same likes and dislikes at the same time

Sherry - posted on 01/12/2011

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My kids are 2 1/2 years apart. We tried to have them closer but it took awhile... I found this age difference hard because he just gave up his naps when I really needed them... Good luck and remember that it gets easier as they get older!

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my oldest will be 4 in May, 22 months younger is her sister who will be 2 in March, and I have baby 20months younger born on Dec. 17th. I have slowly been getting into a new routine. Its easy right now because the baby sleeps most of the time. I am a firm believer in the gating system lol. I gate my kids in so they can play in 3 rooms and thats it. helps limit mess. I also make sure when the baby is sleeping they are active. (finger painting, coloring, playdough...) I'm in need of sleep, a shower, and wish i could eat a hot meal...but I look at it as an adventure. Someday my kids will be grown and gone and I can eat, sleep and bathe all I want then! Enjoy you will survive, and if you need to talk let me know just send a message!

Amy - posted on 01/11/2011

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My sister was 8 months old when I was conceived. We were the best of friends growing up. loved it. I'd personally rather have them close than really far apart, but we can't always make that call. My daughter was a couple months over two years old when I had my son and she was very protective of "her" baby. She helped soothe him [rubbed his back while I nursed him], brought wipes, she just loved to help. I think if I would have asked her to back off and let me just do it, she'd have resented him, but when he was in my belly i started to have her help. pick out which blankies we liked best for baby, what outfits were pretty, and she talked to my belly all the time. They have their grouch times, but they sure love each other.

Carrie - posted on 01/11/2011

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I HAVE FOUR KIDS IN TOTAL AND TWO OF THEM ARE 2 YEARS APART AND 2 ARE 17 MONTHS APART AND 2 ARE 13 MONTHS APART I COPE VERY CAREFULLY ONE DAY AT A TIME AND RIGEROUS SCHEDULING HANG IN THERE IT WILL GET EASIER TRUST ME.

Maleah - posted on 01/11/2011

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My children are 51 weeks apart, so a week from being a year apart..
I love them being this age! I have a boy as my oldest and he is already very protective of his little sister. They will laugh and play together and have a great time..

My brother and I are 10 1/2 months apart.. We have a strong reationship; whereas, my sister is six years younger than me and our relationship has always been difficult..

I was scared have to death when I found out I was pregnant with my second one, I found out at 5 months pregnant though. I had planned on waiting until my son was about 3 to start trying again but God had a different plan. It has been rewarding thus far and I know there will be wonderful adventures in the future to look forward to!

Danni - posted on 03/01/2010

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hey thanks for the advice:) im only 6 weeks so still a bit to wait before we know it a go ahead so my daughter will be 17 months whe we are due:) its just a bit daunting, it deffinetly was not planned and i dont know anyone else who has had children so close together so the more advice i can get the better:) xxxx

Nichole - posted on 03/01/2010

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My boys are 17 months apart (not planned) they are now 2 and 3. I just take it day by day and hope for the best. I make sure to punish them the same way for the same things and reward them the same way for the same things. I also have baby # 3 on the way how far along are you?

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