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How far apart did you want your children? How far apart did they end up being?

I wanted my son to be at least 4 yrs older than his other siblings. Well he is an only child so far and he'll be 6 on the 11th.


Asked by ThatBoysMom at 1:28 PM on Jul. 4, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I wanted them about 3-4 years apart but it didn't work out that way... they will be almost 7 years apart when this one is born

    Answer by mom2devin11005 at 1:52 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • We wanted them all close in age and they are. Mine are 7, 6 and almost 4.

    Answer by buzymamaof3 at 1:29 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • close age sound always good. But its lots of work. It happens when it happens I guess.

    Answer by LittleBirdFly at 1:31 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • We wanted them about 2-3 years apart. Our son was was 17 months old when our daughter was born.... We are being extra careful this time around....

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 1:31 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • 16 years and counting! (My son is an only child, by choice, lol.)

    Answer by Mom2theboy1994 at 1:38 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • Mine are each about 2 1/2 years apart but it wasn't planned that way, it just ahppened. Even with BC I ended up pregnant. So after having 4 boys, my husband had a vasectomy since BC didn't work for me.


    Answer by how_reb at 1:40 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • About 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years apart. And they are!

    We were very lucky. And it's working out well, though I can't say it's always been easy. They are very close and we managed to have them all before we got too, too old.

    Answer by Tracys2 at 1:51 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I didn't know what I wanted til we started having them, and I decided I wanted them close. They are 16 monhts, 25 months, and 21 months apart - oldest was 5yrs2mths when youngest was born, they are currently 9, 8, 6, 4, and while some days are crazy, I wouldn't change it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • We wanted ours about 18 months to 2 years apart. Well didnt' work out that way, they are 5.5 years apart and it's WONDERFULL. I couldnt' imagine having 2 toddlers at the same time lol. Loved that age difference

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:55 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • my first two are 5 yrs apart, wanted to wait 2 - 3 yrs for a third, but they ended up being 19 month apart. We stopped with three kids.

    Answer by SassySue123 at 2:09 PM on Jul. 4, 2011