(Closed) WOULD YOU … have another baby?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Sure I would if I wanted more. I have a brother 5 years younger than me and we’ve always gotten along really well. I’m sure your older children would be very protective of the new baby, too, as I still am of my baby brother! 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  sunnybee88.
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

If I also wanted one. Lots of people have kids that far apart, especially big families who have a few in between. These children often get along better than their closer-in-age siblings.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My sister is nine years younger than me and 11 years younger than my brother.  She was the maid of honor in my wedding and my best friend.  I love that I can remember every single day of her life, and I have gotten to watch her grow.  We never went through the I hate you stage, because what does a 12 year old have to fight with a 3 year old about?    

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I work with a guy who has a boy 18 and a daughter 21, he remarried a few years ago and they have a 2 year old and just had a another baby 2 weeks ago.

My brother is also 10 years younger and we get along better than my sister who is only 2 years apart.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

If you both want one more and you can afford it, sure, why not.  My friends had a second baby when their son was ~5.5 and it’s been great…. he is sooooo loving to her and really helpful for the parents. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

My Dear Daughter is 11, and I would love to have another baby. Sadly, it’s not possible for me. I don’t think an age gap is necessarily bad. My brother is 9 years older than me, and he was always the most fantastic and loving big brother.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 15, nearly 16 years older than my youngest sibling, and we love it!  My friend’s family spans 20yrs…I have yet to meet anyone with a large gap who didn’t enjoy it.  5-6 years is nothing 😉

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

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LLMMCC:  I have no experience in this gap, as I’m an only child, but I think the gap is fine if you want it as well.  If it’s only the husband then I think it’s a little unfair.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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LLMMCC:  DH is 7 years older than his sister (there are 5 within 12 years and then the baby is 7 years later) and my grandma had 5 in 5 years, waited 5 years, and my dad came along. I think the age gap is fine. DH and his sister are close and he was old enough to help out and change diapers. My dad is close to his brothers. They aren’t as close as when the babies are a year or two apart, but it worked out well for their families.

If you can afford it and want to, go for it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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LLMMCC:  I read a study some time ago that said 5 years is the “best” span between kids. I don’t remember why though. I chose to have mine closer together, but according to some experts out there, 5 years is optimal.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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LLMMCC:  between me and my siblings there 2, 7, & 9 years…

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I have a brother who is 5 1/2 years younger than me. I have very fond memories of us playing together, creating “cowboy carriages” with chairs and blankets. We always fought much less than siblings who were closer in age and I love him. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

We waited between kids. They are 4 years apart, that was tough. But that’s just me. I wouldn’t do it again. It was difficult to translation from a kid who could tell you everything he needs compared to an infant. my husband wanted one more but I just can’t do another. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

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LLMMCC:  If you want another baby, go for it! My youngest sister and I are 8 years apart, and we’re super close! I don’t think 5 and 6 years apart would be much of an issue at all. 

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