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21/05/2015 at 21:59
hi I'm 31 and ttc #3 I have 2 sons my eldest is 14 and youngest 10 if I do manage to conceive they will be 15 and 11 I'm on my 2 month ttc af is due today I've had af cramps and very tiny pink spotting hardly noticeable but do think it's the start of af just wondered if there's anyone else ttc who will also have a big age gap xx
22/05/2015 at 01:19
I know the feeling all to well. I have two DSS who are 12 and 9 and a DS who is 5. I'm currently TTC and may have just gotten my BFP (AF due today - tested2 days ago with a faint positive). If I have conceived they will be 13, 10 and almost 6. I wanted my kids to be closer together but things arose so it didn't work out that way. Don't worry to much because it just means you'll have more help and less stress(at least that's what I keep telling myself). =)
22/05/2015 at 09:42
I've got one little boy and he's about to turn 5 and I'm not sure if this pregnancy is ok - think I'm around 5 and a half weeks. If it's ok, he'll be 5 yrs 7 months old. I know the age gap isn't huge compared to many but it was something concerning me. Now, I just think whatever happens will be right for our family. I have a close friend whose little girl turned 13 a couple of weeks before her second baby was born!! And her eldest just loves her sister.
Another couple we know - she had 3 kids who were grown up when she met her current husband. Her youngest was 15. She'd had her tubes tied and went privately to get them reversed!! She fell pregnant and now they have a little boy together but they're now 4, 20, 22, 25. It actually works quite well! They all love the little one to bits. At the end of the day, it will work. I had a little cousin who was born when I was 14 and a half. I loved seeing her and playing with her when she was little. She's come up to uni now where I live and I love her to bits. I feel closer to her now. Once you're older, age is less of a barrier. I've got friends who are 10 years older than me and I see them as an equal to me.
I know it's something that can be a worry, but there's pros and cons to every age gap. Whatever the gap is will be right for your family
22/05/2015 at 12:21
hi krista congrats on your bfp hi teabag thanks for your response I was a little worried about having a big gap but I'm feeling ok about it now I started getting my af yesterday and it's came a lot heavier today so I'm now going for month 3 for baby number 3 so fx I will be 3rd time lucky gl luck to you ladies xx
23/05/2015 at 17:21
Heya hun I was the same my eldest is 14 and my daughter is 5 in July and I have my Lil boy Due the 7th Oct. It was tough to begin with as my first was an only child for so long but tbh it's been lovely he's been so gud with my daughter and very helpful when she was younger for this one though he doesn't really seem interested but think it's his age lol xxx
23/05/2015 at 19:10
I am currently 11+6 and will have a huge gap! My son being 18 and my daughter will be 15 when lo comes. Not sure how it's going to be but no turning back now! I think all size gaps come with pros and cons.
Goodluck ttc x
23/05/2015 at 19:55
Thanks for the response ladies I have af at the moment so I will be on cycle 3 when I try again so hopefully 3rd time lucky lol my youngest sister is 16 yrs younger than me she's currently doing her exams and we get on great so I'm quit looking forward to having a big gap now carnt wait to get a bfp soon I hope xx
23/05/2015 at 21:00
Thank you pearl16, reassuring what you said about getting on great with your younger sister as I am slightly worried x
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