Between number 1 and number 2 there's 2 1/2 years.
Between number 2 and 3 there's 3 years almost exactly.
I've always felt like having a bit of space between my kids has been a good thing. It gave each of them some time to be a baby, allowed for some potty training to happen, got them past the "head bumping watch their every move" phase, the older one was always safely in the "Disney Junior is our friend" phase (which can be key in those first months), we were all placed somewhere other than mom's arms (or the foyer) for the last two hours of church.
Yes, the space has been great.
But then I turned 30
And there's just something about that age that has me thinking that my clock is ticking, not biologically, but mentally. I really shouldn't feel this way... I live on the east coast where I am BY FAR the youngest mom picking up her kid from kindergarten. When I was in my twenties, it seemed like I had nothing but time to do this sort of thing, but suddenly, I have myself feeling like if these kids are going to come, there isn't much more time to get them here. And will I have energy to do this if I am older than this? At this point, I am beat by 7:00 pm.
This isn't an announcement by any stretch of the imagination, and honestly, one can't always time these things, but I need to know from someone who's done it...
Was it complete madness?
Better yet, is there someone out there who's done both...children with decent space and children with little space... and do you have time to give me your professional opinion...or would you be willing to give me a nice pro/con list so that I can compare and contrast the two?
I want a completely honest opinion...you don't need to sugar coat things for me. I'm already in the trenches here, and this debate occupies about 12% of my brain power each day.