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What's the biggest gap you'd have between number 1 and 2 before saying it's too late now?

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nappyaddict Wed 17-Nov-10 03:36:08

I think mine is about 13 years. I wouldn't want to have a newborn baby when the first one was doing important exams like GCSEs or A levels. And then they'd have left home and I'd think do I really want to start again now I've got my independence back?

lilmamma Wed 17-Nov-10 09:50:35

my first son was 10,before i had no2.I then had no3 when son no2 was 20months,so that was a small gap,and the 4 years later had no4..

I wouldnt really say any age gap is too late,its how you feel doing it all again after a biggish gap.

slowshow Wed 17-Nov-10 09:51:29

I always find it weird when people fret about age gaps! That's probably because I have only one sibling, ten and a half years younger than me. There is no normal or abnormal because each family is unique and no one knows any different.

If anything, I feel like I enjoyed the best of both worlds - I have a sibling (who, admittedly, I am much closer to now that we are both grown up) but I also enjoyed the benefits of being an only child for the first decade of my life.

TrillianAstra Wed 17-Nov-10 09:54:07

Well, you can theoretically have a child at say 13, and menopause is what, 50ish? So I guess that's 37 years.

KTDace Wed 17-Nov-10 10:40:49

I am one of those people who frets about the age gap, I wanted it to be 2 years but if I am lucky it would be more like 5. I think I am so obsessed about it because my DB is 2.5 years younger than me and we are close and I really want my DD to experience that. Also, have been TTC for 2.7 years so I guess trying for so long means you are more likely to become obsessed!

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