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Old 01-22-2007, 11:13 PM   #11
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Re: spin off of the 4 years apart question

I have some of both! My first two ds' are exactly 12 months apart (planned via IVF). My ds#3 was a natural miracle and he is 3 and 4 years apart from the first 2. I LOVED having my first two a year apart...they are basically twins now and do everything together and entertain each other.

However, I do love the 3 and 4 year spacing with my third. It has really allowed me to enjoy the baby/toddler stage that I missed with both my first and second. I want to have a fourth (i think), but I am choosing to wait until ds#3 is at least 3 because I really want to be able to enjoy his childhood.

I wouldnt change the way I spaced my kids ever. I think I got the best of both worlds!


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Old 01-23-2007, 03:28 PM   #12
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Re: spin off of the 4 years apart question

My mom had 3 of us in 4yrs (last 2 were twins, LOL) & my sisters & I are pretty close.

OUr girls are spaced 2.5yrs & almost 4yrs apart. This new baby will be about 2.5yrs space too. The older 2 definately pal up a bit more but both LOVE playing with their little sister. my 8yr old is a BIG help. We are done with #4 & will have an almost 9, 6, 2.5yr & newborn. Kinda like sets of two, LOL.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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Re: spin off of the 4 years apart question

My first 2 are just over 3.5 yrs apart. DD was born in may and DS turned 4 in August.

We liked that spacing and it worked well with them. My son was able to help out so much and he'd already had lots of Mommy/Daddy time before she came along. I still try to make him feel special and like he has lots of mommy/daddy time. Course now every once in awhile, he feels left out because she gets carried more than he does (he only feels bad when he's having a sad moment) But I'm also 35 weeks pregnant and carrying a 5.5 yr old is hard.
I hadn't realized I was carrying her/holding her more than him, so I've made a concious effort to hold him more while sitting. We snuggle up and watch movies and we snuggle to read stories at night. Since I've started this, he hasn't complained of feeling left out.

Good luck! For me this was good spacing. My next 2 will be 21-22 months apart so I guess we'll see how that goes. lol

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