Anyone got one on the way with one, two, three or more others with close age gaps???

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  1. Tinkerbell500

    Tinkerbell500 Mummy to 4 DS!

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    Hi all

    Just wondered how many of you have little ones with very close age gaps and indeed, how you cope/coped??!!

    I have just found out I am pregnant with my 3rd baby and also have a stepson who lives with us who is nearly 9 years old, my eldest son who is 2 years 4 months and my youngest son who is 9 months old.

    Am excited but really really anxious!!! Secretly hoping for a girl this time too! I was nausious this time even before I found out I was pregnant!!!

    Any info/advice very welcome.

    Thanks. x:flower:
     
  2. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Jasmine is 13 months and will be about 21-22 months when this one is born... Not sure if thats considered "close" lol
     
  3. nada87

    nada87 Well-Known Member

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    i have a 3 yr old and a 14 mo old. their bdays are 8 days shy of two years apart. my youngest will be 20 or 21 mo when this one is born.
    having them so close together is hard i won't lie. but it's getting easier, my oldest cries when i out the youngest down for a nap becuz "i was playing with him". the worst part is that your baby is still a baby when the new baby is born. but they adjust much faster at a young age just watch out for hitting, that was our biggest problem
     
  4. vicwick

    vicwick Expecting baba #2

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    I am pregnant with our 2nd and Alfie has just turned 1, he will be 21 months when the LO arrives, it was planned this way so just a case of waiting and seeing what happens lol
     
  5. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    My daughter is 13 months and will be about 21 months when LO arrives, how I'll cope not too sure. I think you just do. x
     
  6. emmajane

    emmajane Well-Known Member

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    I have a 13 month gap and I love it. Actually am so much happier having both of them than I was with just Theo. I think it is as I am so busy and the boys are so cute together. It is hard work but def worth while.

    Congratulations!
     
  7. sweetniss113

    sweetniss113 Well-Known Member

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    my kids age gaps are all over the place I have one turning 18 in june and a 13 year old a 4 year old (well turning 4 on the 19th) and a just turned 2 year old and baby # 5 due in june and I think the younger ones will be closer friends than the older ones as they can relate better and they didn't have time to get used to having me to them self before the next one came. it's also harder because of the hitting and biting they do mostly when teething and have one in nappies and one potty training and one just finished training, seems like an endless day of changing baby's and picking up toys and washing clothes but its all soooo worth it.
     
  8. malpal

    malpal Mummy to 3 girlies!!!

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    i have a little girl who is 1 next week and am nearly 18 weeks pregnant with twins. Lexie will be 15-16 months when the babies arrive. Planned for a small age gap, just not the twin part!
    Good luck xx
     
  9. Plus2

    Plus2 Mummy to B&M&N, my world!

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    ME ME ME!!!
    I thought I was alone.................!!
    I'm pregnant and have 8 month old twins.
     
  10. Moraine

    Moraine Mom to a cutie pie!

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    Oy, I feel for those of you having twins with other young ones, that must be a handful!

    Lucius is 13 months, he'll be 19 and a half months when this one arrives. Or maybe 20 months if this one is as late as he was lol!
     
  11. Tinkerbell500

    Tinkerbell500 Mummy to 4 DS!

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    Wow it seems there are quite a few of you out there in similar situations. Twins with other little ones must be quite a juggling act! ; )

    I'm fascinated to see what other responses we will get!

    X x
     
  12. Leannec

    Leannec mum of 2 n one cooking

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    There will be 26 months between this one and my youngest Ellie, also have an older daughter who will be 14 4 days after my due date. What have I done.....a teenager, a toddler and a newborn!!! God help me lol
     
  13. Midnight_Fairy

    Midnight_Fairy New baby J

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    My son was 22mths when my daughter was born. I found it easier at first and harder when they both got older. 2/3 was the hardest age. Its getting better though. You cope because you have too and its not all bad x
     
  14. bek74

    bek74 Mum of 5

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    My boys were / are close in age. I fell pregnant with my 2nd child when my 1st was only 9mths so they are 18mth apart and then there is 2yrs between my middle and 3rd son, so I had 3 boys under 4yrs of age.

    Hard work, they kept me busy, but wouldn't change a thing, they fight like mad and are also super close and hang out together all the time.

    Now I am pregnant again with twins but this time I am having a large gap. My youngest will be 10, middle boy 12 and eldest 13 1/2, so looks like I will get plenty of help this time around.
     
  15. mumexpctinno3

    mumexpctinno3 Mum to a boy and 2 girls

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    My oldest is 3 (will be 4 in July when this baby is due) my youngest is 11 months so it will be about a 18 month age gap between my youngest and this baby.

    I am quite scared about having such a small gap but im sure when bubs comes along everything will fall into place.
     
  16. Jake_1

    Jake_1 1 boy & 1 Girl - Perfect!

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    I will have 16 months between my little boy and my new bubs. Im nervous as shit about that - but I guess you just manage cause you just have too! xxx
     
  17. ricschick

    ricschick Proud mummy of 6!

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    i have 5,3,and a 1 year old and preg with no 4!! you will be fine hun baby no 3 will just slip into your routine its not much different from having 2 xxx
     
  18. Cinnamon

    Cinnamon Well-Known Member

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    I'm not talking from experience because I'm expecting #1, but I have a friend that is only 1 yr apart from her sister. That means her mum got pg when she was 3mo!!! That hasn't been a problem for them as they did most things together and mother felt better about it, like going out and stuff, they were only allowed out if together. We hated it at the time but now I see the point. And they are very close together now. They have a younger sister but with a 7yr age gap so I'm guessing second and third pregnancy weren't planned but they managed... I'm glad to see so many ladies cope as I'm hoping to have a 2yr max age gap between the 4 kids I want... Crazy I know, but I'd love it that way! xxx
     

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