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    So I'm stressing even more now as our plans for 2 year gaps have now been stretched to a 3 year gap.
    We had our 2nd a month ago and I knew the moment I had her I wasn't done.
    The issue with a 3 year gap is that we won't be Ttc until I turn 33 which means I'll nearly be 34 when Bub #3 comes along.
    Financially, physically and emotionally ( for the current kids as we have found it hard to remind the 2 year old to be gentle) we need the bigger gap.
    I'm just worried now it's going to be too big of a gap, and what if we don't fall straight away is there anyone else mid 30's having their 3rd ( then late 30's for 4th)

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    So I'm stressing even more now as our plans for 2 year gaps have now been stretched to a 3 year gap.
    We had our 2nd a month ago and I knew the moment I had her I wasn't done.
    The issue with a 3 year gap is that we won't be Ttc until I turn 33 which means I'll nearly be 34 when Bub #3 comes along.
    Financially, physically and emotionally ( for the current kids as we have found it hard to remind the 2 year old to be gentle) we need the bigger gap.
    I'm just worried now it's going to be too big of a gap, and what if we don't fall straight away is there anyone else mid 30's having their 3rd ( then late 30's for 4th)

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    I'm pregnant with my 3rd and will be 37 when the baby is born. It did take us a year and a half of ttc with a miscarriage and chemical during that time (with my other kids I fell pregnant fairly quickly).
    I'll have a 3yr gap between 2 & 3. I'm not looking for a 4th though! It's hard to time sometimes because noone knows how many months/years they'll be ttc.

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    My partner wants a big family but I'll see how hard the newborn phase is next time to decide if we go for 3 or 4. Started ttc at 24 and had DD1 at 26. We decided not to prevent after having her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    So I'm stressing even more now as our plans for 2 year gaps have now been stretched to a 3 year gap.
    We had our 2nd a month ago and I knew the moment I had her I wasn't done.
    The issue with a 3 year gap is that we won't be Ttc until I turn 33 which means I'll nearly be 34 when Bub #3 comes along.
    Financially, physically and emotionally ( for the current kids as we have found it hard to remind the 2 year old to be gentle) we need the bigger gap.
    I'm just worried now it's going to be too big of a gap, and what if we don't fall straight away is there anyone else mid 30's having their 3rd ( then late 30's for 4th)
    Please don't aim for a 3yr age gap. I have a 5&3yo and currently 39wks with my third. The attitude and sheer defiance from dd2 is astounding. 2yo dramas are way easier than 3yo tantrums.

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    I wouldn't stress about age gaps. 3 of my kids were IVF so age gaps consumed me for so many years. Now they are all older it really doesn't matter.

    So much depends on the child. I had my 3rd when my 2nd was 23 months and it was hell on wheels because my 2nd was such a difficult toddler. My 3rd child however is so easy going when I had my 4th (he was 2 and a half) it was barely a blip.

    All age gaps have challenges and beauty. Work out what works best for you and go with that X

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    Didn't plan it... But here we are
    Stsrted when I was 22. We have 4.. In a few years we are thinking about another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    So I'm stressing even more now as our plans for 2 year gaps have now been stretched to a 3 year gap.
    We had our 2nd a month ago and I knew the moment I had her I wasn't done.
    The issue with a 3 year gap is that we won't be Ttc until I turn 33 which means I'll nearly be 34 when Bub #3 comes along.
    Financially, physically and emotionally ( for the current kids as we have found it hard to remind the 2 year old to be gentle) we need the bigger gap.
    I'm just worried now it's going to be too big of a gap, and what if we don't fall straight away is there anyone else mid 30's having their 3rd ( then late 30's for 4th)
    I am 37 and ttc our third bubs now. I had my first when I was 34 and gave birth to our 2nd child just 7 months ago at 36.

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    We will have our second when I'm 27. Age gap will be 23 months! Probably need a bigger age gap next time finance wise. Probably when #1 is in school.

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    We have a 23 month age gap now and looking at a smaller age gap between #2 & #3 given my age and hubby being 44. You've got to just think about how it's going to best suit your family in all aspects

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