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#51 Flynn&hunter

Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

DS1 and DD1 22 months
DD1 and DD2 19 months
DD2 and DS2 11 years
DS2 and DS3 14 months
They are now 20, 18, 16, 5 and 4.

#52 my4beautifulboys

Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

Thanks all for your replies. Its interesting to see all the varied age gaps. Ithink that whatever age gap be it close or further works out well in the end. I think alot of how siblings get along together depends alot on each individuals personality?

reng - Oh gosh I hope that youre ok?, it sounds like youve really been through it. I know its amazing how babies can be so resilient they are certainly very secure in there. I hope that you can take it easy and try and relax abit before youre new little one arrives original.gif

#53 reng

Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:20 AM

Thanks.  It's been a dramatic few weeks.  I'm still very tired, but the cut is healing well.  It's being a bit stretched at the top end now, so is itchy.  Whenever I feel 'down' because I'm tired, I just remember the words of one of my clients.  I'd let them all know that I was in hospital and wouldn't be doing much for a few weeks, and he rang up and said "well, 100 years ago you'd be dead".  biggrin.gif

Back to the topic at hand, I'm the eldest of 4 and when I was 10, the others were 7.5, 4 and a baby.

#54 kadoodle

Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

2 yrs 6 months from DD1 to DS1
4 yrs 1 month from DS1 to DD2
2 yrs 9 months from DD2 to DS2

#55 UsPlus3Girls2Boys

Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:58 AM

#1 and #2 - 2 yrs 1 mth exactly
#2 and #3 - 18 mths 9 days
#3 and #4 - there will be  26-27mths(2yrs 3mths).

#56 Luvmy4ferals

Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:03 AM

sorry to hear about your miscarriage bbighug.gif
Our age gaps are

1-2, 18 months, 2-3, 2 years, 3-4, 3 years

#57 *~*mummy*mel*~*

Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

27 months between the first 2
16 months between 2 and 3
4 yrs 10 mths between 3 and 4
roughly 14 months between 4 and 5 (just started baking #5)

I enjoyed the bigger gap between 3 and 4 and wanted the same again for 4 and 5 but woops it happened alot sooner.

#58 J4CQUI

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:04 PM

Between #1 and #2 we had 17mths
Between #2 and #3 we had 3yrs 1mth
Between #3 and #4 we had 21mths.

Our number 4 is almost 3 so we will have at least a 3yr 8mth gap before #5...

#59 me-he-and-3

Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

1-2 2y 5m
2-3 4y 3m
3-4 4y 3m

#60 Carmie

Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

Ours are 7, 5, 4 and 10mths.

Our age gaps are 22mths, 14mths and 3yrs 2mths. We had an ectopic pregnancy in between our last two.

#61 KristyMum-

Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:55 PM

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Little One.

Depending on how you look at it we have 12, 10, 7, 3
but we have a DD2 who was born too early at almost 16 weeks and she was between the 7 and 3 year old.
I guess we can never know would we have had a #5 had she lived etc but...

so that's our age gaps
2 yrs between #1/#2, 3 years between #2/3 and 4 years between #3/#5

#62 CrunchyNut

Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:13 AM

1-2 = 21mths
2-3 = 8.5yrs
3-4 = 3yrs
4-5 = 19mths

15yrs between 1st and last!

#63 Jayden's Mummy

Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:35 AM

QUOTE (my3beautifulboys @ 22/10/2011, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH and I were excited to find we were pg with baby number 4, But unfortunately it ended in a miscarriage at 10 weeks.

We have 3 boys, 6, 4 and 2. My youngest DS would have been 3 when #4 would have arrived, which would have been lovely to have them all near together.

We would love to try again for #4 hopefully in the near future, I think that 4 children is a lovely number.

I would love to hear from mums with 4 or more children and what age gaps you have.



My Mum has 5

#1 and #2 - 2 years 2 weeks apart
#2 and #3 - 5 years 7 months
#3 and #4 - 22 months
4# and #5 - 3 years 11 months

#64 SummerStar

Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:49 AM

We have 4:

DS1 = 13
DS2 = 11
DD1 = 7
DD2 = 3 months

I wouldn't have wanted any more of a gap than that but I love the gap because it means both sons will be out of or almost out of school by the time DD2 goes to school.
We will never have 4 lots of homework I have to help with or 4 lots of uniforms to wash or running around after 4 after school activities. The boys will pretty much be doing their own thing and getting themselves places by then.
Plus with them all at school now, my week day attention is 100% on DD2.

Edited by SummerStar, 16 November 2011 - 06:52 AM.


#65 my4beautifulboys

Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

Thankyou all for youre replies.  My 3 children were 4, 2 and newborn and I found it quite difficult at times, as DS1 was quite a challenging child. I will be happier to have a bigger gap between #3 and 4 when we decide to ttc again. I will end up having #3 at kindy and then leave me time with #4 baby at home, which will be nice.

It will probably be a 3 1/2 to 4 year age gap between #3 and 4, all being well.

#66 my4beautifulboys

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Hi All, I was just searching throught p/p and discovered this one I sent about 7  months ago. Well very sadly after having a m/c back in October, we managed to conceive in January which was very exciting but very sadly it has ended in another m/c. After having 3 perfectly normal pregnancies and three beautiful boys, i feel very confused?

I would love to have had my children all close together in ages, as my youngest is nearly 3 now. So hopefully we will get things sorted out and start the ttc journey again before too long. So we will probably, all being well - end up with a 4 year gap between #3 and 4, which will also be nice, would have liked it closer - but it wasnt meant to be.

#67 alybel

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

DS1 to DD1 - 18 months
DD1 to DS2 - 3 years (one day less)
DS2 to DD2 - 2 years (3 days less)

#68 alybel

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

I really should have read all the comments but OP so sorry to hear about your second miscarriage. I don't have any answers for you but really hope that if you decide to try again for baby #4 that it all goes smoothly.

#69 my4beautifulboys

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Thanks alybel thats ok, yes I hope so too Id really love to have #4, but will have to see how things go.

#70 muzbilove

Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

Age gaps between my kids are

#1 & #2 22months
#2 & #3 12 years
#3 & #4 21 months
#4 & #5 will be about 23 1/2 months

12 year age gap due to seperation, divorce, single, meeting and getting remarried

#71 4Littleloves

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

my3beautifulboys so sorry to hear about tour second m/c  ssorry.gif  I do hope you keep going with your ttc journey..I have four... DD7, twins DS's nearly 6 and DD 3 and ttc number #5... this time is taking longer to conceive as last were all very quick..I wish you the best of luck in the future  happy.gif

#72 KristyMum-

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:04 AM

I am sorry to hear your update my3beautifulboys
So many 'what ifs' and just how unfair it all is and then to happen again...
I'm really sorry sad.gif

wishing you all the best
xo

#73 Charmzy

Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

I'm sorry to hear that my3beautifulboys sad.gif

After our 4 in 4.5 years we decided we wanted another 12 month gap, after 10 months trying we miscarried and then took another year to concieve so ended up with a 2y10m gap between 4 and 5, much larger than the 12 months we had hoped for.    We decided again after the 5th to try for a 12 month gap but ended up with 2y3m.  

It really is not fair how things can change so much, I truly hope you are blessed with a 4th child very soon!



#74 ~*Debbie*~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

my3beautifulboys i am so sorry to hear that.  In all honestly, it doesn't really matter about age gaps, it's the love that children feel and the love the parents have is what matters the most.  

Our 4 children are:

DD - 12 years 1 month
DS1 - 10 years 8 months
DS2 - 7 years 11 months
DS3 - 4 years 2 months

and we are finished, we both look forward to watching them grow and thrive!!

Edited by ~*Debbie*~, 10 April 2012 - 08:16 PM.


#75 lovej

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (seeingstraight @ 22/10/2011, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have 4

ds1 is 4y4m
ds2 is 3y5m
dd1&2 are 18 mths.

All nice and close together!


Snap!

Ours are
DS1 4y4m
DD1 3y2m
DS2&3 19mths




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