Kalena and Will are 19 months apart. I like that spacing.
Will and Daniel are 27 months apart. I also like that spacing.
Daniel and this baby will be almost 24 months apart. Seems like, since that’s between the other 2, it would also be good spacing. HOWEVER. Daniel isn’t developmentally at the level of a 2 year old yet. Daniel doesn’t walk yet. Or say any words (he does do a few signs!) He drinks out of a straw cup, but still takes a bottle from me 3 times a day. He doesn’t use utensils to eat (so we have to feed him stuff like yogurt and applesauce) and still does a lot of food throwing at mealtimes. All this is to point out that Daniel is MUCH more like a 1 year old than a 2 year old. And that? That spacing seems CLOSE.
I will have a nursing baby and a toddler who still needs bottles. I will have two children who need carried anytime we’re outside the house. At 19 months Kalena was old enough to fetch me diapers when I needed to change Will. At almost 2 Daniel still doesn’t understand what I mean when I say, “No biting!” let alone follow any kind of direction.
Anyway, wish me luck. I get the feeling this transition is gonna be rough.