How far apart are your kids?

Chrissy - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )




So my oldest two are 10 months and 2 days apart. I know that's really close, but I ALWAYS get the flabergasted faces when I tell people. Am I the only one who didn't exactly "obey" the 6 week rule?


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Heather - posted on 12/10/2010




I have an 8 1/2 month old and I'm DYING to start again! The only thing keeping me from already being pregnant is that my brother and good friend are both getting married about ten months from now and I don't want either a due date or a newborn for the weddings (one is three states away, and the other I'm the maid of honor in).
The big thing that kept us from getting pregnant again right away was that I wanted to be back in shape before starting down the pregnant road again. I told me husband that when I could fit into my old pants we would be back at square one and could start.
Now, we are just holding on 'till February!!

Dorothy - posted on 12/10/2010




there is 10 1/2 months between my 1st two apart and my second and 3rd there is 18 months. between my 3rd and 4th there is 5years and pregnant again

Liz - posted on 12/09/2010




I have a set of two and a half year old b/g twins and an almost five month old son. They are 25 months and 4 days apart. He was a surprise as I was on the pill when we conceived him, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

The next one we are going to wait until our youngest is three before we conceive because I had a rough pregnancy with my youngest while caring for the twins. So if all works out by the time I have our last child ( or children) The twins will almost be six, and our youngest will almost be four.

Rebekah - posted on 12/09/2010




My two are 27 months apart. I love it. We're trying now for baby #3 and he/she would also be 27 months apart.

To your question about the "6 week rule:" During my vaginal birth my daughter had shoulder dysplasia and I was torn open from top to bottom (stitches all the way into the rectum) so that was not a rule I was willing to break.

Krista - posted on 12/09/2010




baby 1 and 2 are 2 1/2 yrs apart. n baby 2 and 3 are 10months 3 weeks apart... its rough at first but man the rewards when they are older are going to be great

Delta - posted on 12/09/2010




My oldest turned 10 in Aug and my youngest I just had in Oct. They are 10 years 1 month 4 days apart

Samantha - posted on 12/09/2010




Mine r exactly 18 months apart, there r good things and bad things about it but i wouldn't have it any otha way as much as they fight now i no 4 a fact that they will be really close wen they r older, they love each otha and i can c that plus my eldest sticks up 4 the youngest.

Amanda - posted on 12/08/2010




My oldest will be 7 this month. My oldest daughter is 4. My middle daughter will be 3 in Feb and my youngest will be 2 in Jan. They are really close and I always get asked if they're twins, when it's obvious my 3 yr old is slightly bigger, but oh well! Lol. I didn't obey that rule either and I don't think it's really a rule, more of a precaution. Forget the looks, it's your life and as long as you were healthy and they are too than who the f cares! Lol

Alicia - posted on 12/08/2010




My 2 oldest are 11 months apart and my middle and youngest are 2and half years apart

Heather - posted on 12/08/2010




mine our 14 months apart and i love how close they r they play so well together

Nicole - posted on 12/07/2010




My oldest is 7 and my little one is 5 months...I was a single mother after my daughter was born so that id why the age gap is so big. I do want to have in more soon. I was thinking about trying again after my son turns one but I am a little nervous to have them so close together. It seems overwhelming!

Coreen - posted on 12/07/2010




im gonna shock u here lol i have 3 boys aged 21 years 13 years and 1 year every one says " thats a big age gap" im 41 i lost my daughter to meningitus aged 6 months when i was 18 then went on to have my 21 year old when i was 20 im now 41 i would have liked to have my kids closer together but it didnt work out that way. but i do get the help from the elder sons with the 1 year old my eldest does get mistaken for his dad though lol.

Mara - posted on 08/12/2009




Mine are 22 months apart. I had a hard time with baby blues after my first. It was perfect timing for my husband and I.

Nicole - posted on 08/12/2009




Mine are 15months and 1 day apart. I wouldn't have had it any other way, even though our second child was a surprise!

Kyla - posted on 08/11/2009




no im there with you Chrissy. My eldest is 3 in oct, my son is 2 in two weeks and my youngest will be 1 in sep. I always get looked and when people see me walking around with my 3 kids, guess it doesnt help im only 24 lol. My 2 older children are only so close because my son was born 3mths early. Ild admit its hard and tiring, but i love it and wouldnt change a thing!

Kelly - posted on 08/11/2009




Mine aren't quite that 1st and 2nd are 22 months apart and 2nd and 3rd are 14 months apart. I love having them this's going to be weird when the new one comes in January (my youngest is 3 now)..I'm going to feel like I'm starting all over lol.

Savannah - posted on 08/11/2009




my sister and I are not quite 10 months apart. lol.

my kids are 15 months, though. And my new one is going to be 15 months apart from my youngest.

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