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#1 rdatto

Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:00 PM


Im new this Essential Baby.  Im 9 weeks pregnant due 19th April 2013.  We very excited.  I got married a year ago and have a daughter from a previous relationship who is turning 14 this November.  I was 23 when I had her and am now 37.  Does anyone else have such large gaps between children ?

#2 paod

Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:05 PM

I have 7yrs between my sister and 17yrs between my brother. I love it and have a lovely relationship with both

#3 Wolffmumma

Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:08 PM

My oldest is nearly 17, middle is 13 and youngest is 14 months. So close to your gap.  It's lovely in a lot of ways and a lot easier I would think than them all close together.

#4 Miss S

Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:12 PM

Congrats on your pregnancy biggrin.gif I have 17 yrs between my DS and DD and have just had another DD so there is 20 yrs between oldest and youngest original.gif

#5 naturalgoodness

Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:35 PM

I belong in March DIG, but saw this in recent.....My eldest will be almost 20 when this one is due, next will be 17, 8 and 5. Welcome to the large age gap group! You have a great built in helper that will be capable original.gif

#6 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

DD is 4, her older brothers are 17 & 23

#7 Cedella

Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

Slightly different but similar situation here... My two step-daughters who live with us will be 11 and 13 before my 1st bub is due. This will probably be an only child for my partner and I together so really hoping the age gap is not too big for them to form a close bond with their new sibling?

#8 nzdebz

Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

I have an 11 year old and 6 month old not to mention bubs on the way...... so I guess I will be experienced with both end of he age gap spectrum.

I have found my 11yr old to be so much help this year with the baby and he just adores him..... poor bugger, I hope hes not totally overwhelmed when this bubs arrives as if we get to term will be 2 under 1year for almost a month

#9 mummmi79

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Our kids are 15, 11 and 2, now expecting number 4! So there was a 9 year gap between number 2-3.

#10 happening

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

I don't belong here, but I have a son who will be 25 in March, and my second child is a 13 month old daughter.  So I have a 24 year gap between number 1 & 2.

Edited by happening, 06 December 2012 - 09:26 PM.

#11 mum201

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

My DSS is 21 and my DS is 1! I have to say it's a different relationship than between siblings say 2 years apart, however it's still great DS follows DSS around like he is one of his disciples and DSS would do anything for his baby bro, and will always be there for him but it is more like an uncle/nephew relationship only closer.

#12 daisyt

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

My DS is 20 and DD is 19 months!
Not what i had planned, but life had different plans for me,
and i am just lucky to actually have them both  original.gif
My little cherubs x

Edited by daisyt, 06 December 2012 - 09:42 PM.

#13 carolyn*3girls

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

My oldest daughter is 23 yrs, next daughter is 7 yrs and last daughter is 4 yrs.  Awesome relationship between them all and lots of love shared, and help offered.  Welcome and congrats!!

#14 epl0822

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

My siblings are significantly younger than me and I loved it. I am sure there are pros and cons for either having kids with large or close age gaps. But I remember my siblings' childhoods very well and I loved taking care of them. Mum had a free and reliable babysitter when I was old enough. They used to joke about me being a second mum and I still feel very protective of them.

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