There's 17 months between mine. I can honestly say that having two dc under 2 is the most difficult thing I've ever done; but that's all but forgotten now the youngest is 1.5 and the eldest is nearing 3 and potty trained - no more changing 5+ pooey nappies per day! I'm enjoying them more as they grow in independence and their characters are coming out and it's great to see and hear them play fight together: to watch their bond as brother and sister develop. It's not what we planned - we hoped to have a larger gap - but now I'm.actually glad they're close in age. I hated the baby stage and am happy to be leaving that behind!