Whats good age spacing?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:53 PM
Our twins are 4, and our younger daughter is 2. They were not quite 22 months apart and it was a little rough. We want to have one more, and we *think* we are going to try in the fall. The youngest turns 3 in December so depending on when we got pregnant, she would be 3.5 & the twins 5.5 when the new baby would come.
What do you guys this is good age gap?
Everett & Macey born @ 37wks: February 20, 2008 - weighed 5#4oz & 4#13oz
Kennedy born @41w1d: December 4th, 2009 - weighed 8#13oz
Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:25 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:25 PM
But really, I think it varies a lot based on family circumstances and personalities of the kids.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:23 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:56 PM
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
We wanted our kids closer together, 2.5-3 yrs apart is what we hoped for. Unfortunately we had fertility issues. Sean was 4.5 when Kaelyn was born, and it was nice that he was in 4K preschool every morning, he was old enough to get his own snack from the cupboard, and I kept a juice jug in the fridge with a little spout that he could get his own juice with. He was a big helper, getting diapers and wipes, clean clothes...etc for her, and he could watch her for a few minutes while I went into another room. While I wish they were closer, it was still nice.
We started trying for #3 when Kaelyn was 6 months old, hoping the age gap would be less. It still took us awhile to get and keep a pregnancy, and she was 2.5 yrs old when the twins were born. Sean was 7. It was insane! It was pretty rough for about 6 months. She started 3K right before she turned 3, which helped out. Sean was amazing, at 7 yrs old he could feed the twins, help change their clothes, help me get Kaelyn snacks and juice...etc. I'm glad it didn't take us longer to conceive the twins, but honestly, Kaelyn being a little bit older might have been less stressful on me! ;)
Now, my kids are 10, 5.5 and 3 yr old twins, and things are wonderful. I love having a big brother who's help is invaluable!! Kaelyn is even old enough to watch the twins in the bathtub, help them clean up toys, get them snacks...etc. Now that our kids are here, I don't think I'd change much of anything! ;)
Co-Mod of Twins (The second year)
Sean David (11 yrs), Kaelyn Faith (6.5 yrs), Liam Carl & Rylee Ann (4 yrs)
Birth: DD ~ 7.2 lbs 20 in ~~ DS ~ 6.4 lbs 19 in
6 months: DD ~ 19.2 lbs 26.5 in ~~ DS ~ 16.12 lbs 27 in
12 months: DD ~ 22 lbs 7.5 oz 30 in ~~ DS ~ 19 lbs 15.5 oz 30 in
18 months: DD ~ 25 lbs 33 in ~~ DS ~ 24.2 lbs 32.5 in
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:40 PM
Fraternal boys born at 37w6d