This morning I was at the gym, huffing away on an elliptical when something on the television caught my eye. The royal couple are expecting #2.
Wow! I thought to myself. I remember being on maternity leave when she had George and now she’s already pregnant again.
Of course, part of me was instantly jealous that she could get pregnant so easily but then the other part of me wondered, what is the ideal spacing between kids?
I suppose it’s different for everyone. I always wanted mine to be close together as my brother and I are only a year and a half apart and we were very close as kids. It didn’t quite work out the way I planned but I think everything happens for a reason and the extra space was good since we ended up with twins.
The way I see it, close together is tough when they are young but easier when they are older. Further apart is easier when they are young but harder when they are older (but this is just opinion, not based on experience).
Still, I am curious to hear from you, what do you think is a good spacing and why?
What are the pros and cons?
Do you wish you had waited more or less time?
Hopefully with some good answers we can provide someone who stumbles across this with some good advice. Of course the #1 thing is to do what works for you, but some perspectives don’t hurt.