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    Default 5 year age gap?

    DD is 3.5 and I always said I'd never have more...but I'm really starting to warm to the idea and I know DP is too You never know, it may not happen but if it did, it wouldn't be until DD was at least 5. I would love to hear some stories from those with a similar age gap - what's great? What's not so great? Do you think the age gap made it easier or harder for your older one to adjust? Thanks in advance

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    Subbing...I just got my bfp and we will have almost exactly five years between kids.

    My sister and I are 5.5 years apart and while we were at different stages as kids and didn't always get a long, nowadays we are best friends

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    I have a 4yr 9mth gap between my oldest 2. I love it. They are now 6 and 19 months. They adore each other. They play endlessly, ds wanted to share a room with his little sister so we put them in together and they both love it. There is no competition between them. They really are beautiful together. I love that I had one on one time with each (though due with number 3 any day now so that will soon stop!)

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    My twins were 10 weeks off 5 years old when dd was born. For me it has been a really good gap. They're old enough to understand why I'm busy, patient enough to wait for me when dd was sleeping and understanding enough of what was going on when I was pregnant. They were upper helpful with a newborn and didn't try and stick fingers in eyes or any other funny stories you hear about younger older siblings

    The one drawback was I felt like we were leaving babyhood behind with my boys being in kinder and I was starting to enjoy that next phase of life. Dd set us back another 5 years iykwim. Everything is that bit more drawn out. Instead of spending 13 years of my life as a school mum, it will be 18(ish, depending on dd's path). Just that type of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
    I have a 4yr 9mth gap between my oldest 2. I love it. They are now 6 and 19 months. They adore each other. They play endlessly, ds wanted to share a room with his little sister so we put them in together and they both love it. There is no competition between them. They really are beautiful together. I love that I had one on one time with each (though due with number 3 any day now so that will soon stop!)
    That's so adorable that they share a room! 💕

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    Ds2 and dd playing together beautifully right at this very moment. Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    The one drawback was I felt like we were leaving babyhood behind with my boys being in kinder and I was starting to enjoy that next phase of life. Dd set us back another 5 years iykwim. Everything is that bit more drawn out. Instead of spending 13 years of my life as a school mum, it will be 18(ish, depending on dd's path). Just that type of thing.
    Ah, yes. This has been on my mind a bit! Life is so much easier now the baby stage is over, part of me is hesitant to start all over again 😆

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    We'll have a 5.5 year age gap between our first and second children... Not ideally what I wanted but it's the way it's all worked out 👍🏻

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    We have a 5.5 year age gap. DS is 6 and DD is 8 months. It's great. DS is in Kindy this year so it's lovely to only have one home during the week. DS is pretty independent and also helps me with bub so it's been great actually.


 

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