When Is The Right Time?

As soon as your baby is over a week old, people start asking, “so when are you going to have another?”

Give me a chance to enjoy the one I have!!

I would love to have more children and I don’t want to leave it years before doing so. But I also don’t want to have them too close together so that Scarlett feels pushed out. After all she is used to having me all to herself.

I always said I wanted quite a close age gap between my children but then I also said I wanted as many children as I could afford. I would like to clarify this was all pre-baby!

So when is the right time to have another child?

Would Scarlett even like to be a big sister?

I know it is a personal choice and different for everyone, but how will I know? Baring in mind you have to consider the time it takes to conceive and then carry a baby for 9+ months!

There is just over 2 years between myself and my older sister and 4 years between me and my youngest. I got on with both of my sisters just in different ways. I don’t feel like the age gap had anything to do with this as we are a very close knit family.

I would like to be able to send all my children to school roughly around about the same time, I know this is not possible unless I literally keep popping children out one after the other. But what I mean by this is I don’t want to send one child to school to then do all the newborn stuff again. Once my last child goes to school that will probably be my last (don’t hold me to this exactly!) child forever.

What age gap is there between your children and how did you cope? Or the age gap between yourself and siblings?

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4 Comments

  • Emma Kershaw

    July 31, 2014 at 11:19 am

    The age gap between my two is 2 and a half years and it's been ok, my eldest was old enough to not need me as much when my daughter was born and now they play lovely together. I don't think there is a 'right' time though, there are good times and bad times whatever the age gap. Just go with when it feels right for you 🙂 xx

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  • Amy Green

    August 1, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I know I want to enjoy my daughter before I have to do the whole newborn thing because newborns need so much from us as parents and my daughters growing so quick I don't want to miss anything xx

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