This isn't a debate: I just want to hear experiences from other moms. Did you have your children close together or far apart? Did you plan it that way, or did it just happen that way? Would you do it differently if you had the chance? What do you like/dislike about it?
Please share! :)
I have a 3 year old son and a 2 year old daughter and I'm due any day now with our 3rd. I like having mine close together in age. My son and daughter are bestfriends and play well together. BUT I also like that I waited for almost 2 years before having our 3rd and last child. I needed time to adjust to having two toddlers running around. The disadvantages would be that I don't feel like I've gotten enough quality time with them by themselves but once that gets taken care of, I won't have any other complaints. Now that they are understanding more, it's easy to say "today I'm taking Jr. to such and such". I'll take my daughter somewhere else where we can have alone time. I'll do the same with this baby also. I'm a stickler for private time with each of them, lol.
Answer by Katrina3016 at 8:33 PM on Oct. 10, 2009
Damnit I messed up, lol. Okay, this is what I've gotten worked out for the alone time with each of them seperately! I'll take my son shopping one day, and my daughter and I will do something else the next day. We do this on Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the time, we take turns doing what each kid wants to do so that noone feels left out, lol. I must be a bit tired because when I reread my previous statement, it made NO sense, lol.
Answer by Katrina3016 at 8:35 PM on Oct. 10, 2009
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Answer by justanotherjen at 8:47 PM on Oct. 10, 2009
Omg, I'm seeing this, and I just have to ask,how do having your babies so close affect your body,especially if,you had a c-section.I had my first 2,22 months apart,and I was so embarrassed,because I thought I was irresponsible,the next set of kids didn't come until 13 yrs. later,It does cause a certain wear and tear on your stomach muscles and bladder, I'm referring to c-sections.4 babies under 3,God bless you.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Oct. 10, 2009