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Old Jan 4th, 2018, 04:16 AM   1
Declansmummy
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Worried about huge age gap and wanting to ttc.


Hi all, we have an 8 year old son and have always wanted to have another child but for so many reasons over the years we never got around to trying.

We are getting married next January and honeymoon will be in July so if we were to start thinking about ttc it would be after then.

Im scared that the age gap will be too big between our son and a possible new baby and im also scared about my age. I wont be old by any means but so much older than when i had our son.

I guess im just looking for people who have big age gaps between their children that can tell me the pros and cons and also women that have had a child when they are 18 and gone onto have other children almost 10 years later.

Thank you so much



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Old Jan 5th, 2018, 13:14 PM   2
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I don't have a big gap between my children (2 years and 5 month gap) but there is a big gap between myself and several of my siblings. My 3 older step-sisters are all 10+ years older than me and were already adults when my dad and step-mom got married but I've still always gotten along well with them and adored them, I really look up to my big sisters. There's also a 17 and 19 year age gap between me and my two youngest siblings (I have 9 siblings altogether between my 2 sets of parents). I love all of my siblings, close age gaps and large age gaps. I wouldn't worry too much about the age gap, I don't think it's the be all and end all of how close siblings grow up to be.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2018, 23:15 PM   3
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Thank you for the reply



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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 15:45 PM   4
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My kids are six years apart and are crazy about each other! A big gap can be a great thing



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 15:52 PM   5
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I was almost 9 when my little brother was born, I loved having a baby around the house so much. I used to carry my brother everywhere until he was 3 and my mum used to remind me he wasn't my baby

We are still very close, he is 19 now and often stays over at my house and babysits my son, it was a fantastic age gap and I got to really enjoy his childhood just as much as my parents.



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 15:54 PM   6
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My eldest daughter is 10 years older than dd2 and 12 years older than dd3, it has its positives and negatives but all in all they love each other and my eldest who is now 14 can be a really great help to me at times. Don’t over think age gaps, when they are all adults 10 years will be nothing, some of my best friends are either 10 years older or 10 years younger than I am and it doesn’t impact our relationship at all.



 
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