To baby or not to baby? That is the questions. Ha! Kevin and I have known we wanted our kids to be close in age. But the question is how close do we want them? I’ve been pretty vocal about the fact that we want to have another baby soon. But now that we are trying and the reality that it could happen soon is settling in and I’m starting to question things/overthink things. If we were to get pregnant right now Molly and our second child would be 2 years apart (25 moths to be exact). Is that too close? Are we going to be losing our minds for that first year? Is 2 1/2 years better? Three years?
It’s funny because ever since I started having concerns, I found myself asking other mothers and fathers what they think. I’ll ask them what they think is the best age gap between kids. And I would say 99% of the time the people I ask say the age gap that is best is the exact age gap between their own kids. So if I ask a mom what she thinks is best, and she has kids that are four years apart – she’ll say 4 years is perfect and explain why. I guess I keep hoping someone will answer my question by saying “I wish we waited.” Or “I wish mine were closer in age” I dunno. I just want someone to have the RIGHT answer!
Obviously there is no right answer. Maybe whatever age difference you get is exactly what you’re meant to have and that’s why it feels like the “right” age difference.
I would love to hear from all of you! One of my absolute favorite things about my blog is the incredible group of supportive women that comment on here. So let’s discuss! When did you know you were ready for baby #2 and what age difference worked for you. Do you wish you had waited or had kids closer in age! Let’s discuss!