Pros & Cons of having your children 9 years apart

As I sit here at the computer, I’m downstairs and Lily is upstairs sleeping in her crib. What?!? you gasp, you’re downstairs and she is upstairs and you have no monitor? Ah ha! I do. Her name is Lauren and she is 11. Lily is finally down for a nap… the first real one today and it’s 3:30 in the afternoon. I go upstairs to my room where Lauren is watching T.V. and I lay Lily in her crib and say to Lauren, “Come and get me if she wakes up.” Wow, that felt so good.

I remember when Amy Lynne died, during that first year and I still do it sometimes, I try and come up with positive things, like… After she died and Lily wasn’t here yet, I came up with… Sleep! I slept at night and wasn’t woken up. Yeah, I think that’s the only thing I could come up with, but hey, at least it was something. It is nice however, to have the girls help out with Lily. Holding her, sometimes feeding her ( they don’t like to do it that much because of her feeding issues), but they are great big sisters. Huge age gap, by the time Lily is Kathryn’s age at 9, her sisters should be out of the house… going to school, missions, marriage. Dang… where did the time go?

Do you like how far apart your children are? Wish they were closer together or farther apart?

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One comment on “Pros & Cons of having your children 9 years apart

  1. Oh sista, I’m in the same boat as you! And although we’ll both be raising kids FOREVER, it sure is nice to have the help this time around! Built in babysitters! I’m only worried about when Lexi and Christian move out (hopefully for school/missions) that Addie won’t quite be old enough to watch the younger ones!

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