(Closed) Babies 19 months apart, ah!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I think its a lovely age gap! Many of my friends were close in age to their siblings and were/are really close to them which is great. I used to work in daycare and knew many parents who had kids with similar gaps and I think its one of the best times. You can do it! The newborn stage will probably be the hardest but at 19 months the eldest will be getting more independant and able to communicate with you which will take much of the stress off. 

Post # 3
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Newbee

My first two are 16 months to the day apart and I was super freaked out when I found out I was pregnant with #2.  It actually ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be.  The gap between #2 and #3 is four years and that was actually a much harder transition for me that transitioning from one to two.  Sending good thoughts for an easy pregnancy and a smooth transition to being a mom of 2 under 2!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I have a brother 18 months older than I am, a sister 18 months younger than I am, and another sister 16 months younger than she is! (And also a brother who is 5.5 years younger than she is lol). We are all so close! I loooove having siblings close in age to me 🙂 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My brother and I are 13 months apart. I was just watching home movies from when we were very young & I loved it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

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mrscross1020 :  my daughters are exactly 22 months apart and I had a 6 year old and was a single mom by the time the youngest came. It was a lot, and thankfully I have a strong support system, but I made it through. And as they get older I am kind of glad they are close, and will be leaving close to the same time. BUT at the same time, they are close and will be leaving at the sssaaaaaaammmmee time!! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

It will be great. My niece and nephew are 14 months apart – nephew was a happy accident. Due to the similar ages, a lot of people thought that they were twins, since they looked around the same age/height for a while. They are now 10/11, since they’ve grown together, they still do a lot of things together and enjoy each other’s time. It’s very cute and funny, most of the time they act like little minions, and all you hear is giggles from their rooms.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Oh wow, congrats!!! I’m due with my first shortly but if we decide to have another it will likely be a 2 under 2 situation due to my age. I know it will be a lot of work but what can you do:) 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My oldest two are 16 months apart and my youngest is 4 years almost to the day younger than my middle child. They are 10, 9, and 5 now but I still remember those early days like it was yesterday. At the time I felt awful when I got pregnant with my second child. I felt like I was taking my first borns babyhood away from her. However, once my middle child started crawling and being mobile they developed a bond like no other. My house was quite busy with essentially two babes running around but looking back now I wouldn’t change it for nothing.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I skimmed over the title and read this as “9 months apart” rather than 19. I thought to myself… whoooa.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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pearleaf :  haha that is a very busy situation but I am sure its happened somewhere before.

OP: I am 35 weeks with my firsts and honestly we are looking at the ssame scenario of 18 months between them so they grow up together and are hopefully close friends as well.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my kids will be 21 months apart.  DS is an ivf baby.  we started ttca when he was 6 months then had an fet at his 1st birthday. we very much planned a small age gap.

we are due december

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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mrscross1020 :  I may be in the minority but I actually want a smaller gap for my children! Partially because my mom had me and my two sisters 6 and 7 years apart. It was almost like we all got to be an “only child” because we were at such different stages of development. We also cared for each other (changing diapers, feeding, etc.) which was actually fun. I think we appreciate each other now that we’re older, but I definitely wished that we were closer in age because I didn’t really feel like we were “friends” when we were younger. I always wanted to tag along with my big sister and her friends, so I was the annoying little sister. I also want my husband to be able to enjoy them as much as possible. He’ll be 47 when we plan to start trying (next year) so that’s definitely a factor. I’m glad he’s a youthful forty-something! 🙂 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My sister and I are 14months apart and we are the best of friends! No idea how my mom did it, but somehow we all turned out ok.

Congrats!

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