Quoting Fertile Mertile + D & C:" My first is turning 3 this month, and my youngest just turned 4 months old today, so right about 3 years ... [snip!] ... he's a great big brother. I wouldn't have done it any younger, I think it would be harder. Not sure about further apart though."That's exactly what we want. We figured hopefully by the time the new baby comes along Cassidy will be potty trained, fingers crossed!!!! lol She loves babies that come over & stuff, but I'm not sure how she'd react to having one live with us.
Quoting amp4483:" My boys are 18 months apart. I've noticed with others that the further apart they are, the jealousy seems ... [snip!] ... more prevalent. But I am sure it depends on the kid and they way the parents treat both older child and new baby. Good luck!!"Thanks! I'm just going to try & include her in as much as I can. I'm hoping she'll be okay with everything. We ask her if she wants me to have a baby & she says yes, so hopefully she'll still feel that way when it's born. lol
Quoting breathingchaos:" My daughter and my soon to be step-daughter are nearly 2 years apart. (I've been in her life since she ... [snip!] ... like she used to. It was a fairly easy transition and our family feels like it was always supposed to be this way. "That's awesome! I hope Cassidy is that way. That's my biggest fear with having another baby. I just want her to know that we still love her just as much as we did before.