Tuesday, September 06, 2011

It Runs In the Family

When people find out Timmy's going to be a big brother, one of the first questions they ask is how far apart the babies will be. "A little over 14 months," I say, trying not to think of the sleep deprivation in my future.

It's true, our first two will be close in age, but the more I've thought about it, the more I've realized it's almost genetic. I'm the oldest of four kids--my next brother and I are 16 months apart. Chris is the second of four kids. He is 12 months (to the day!) older than his younger sister. And my dad (also the oldest of four) is one year and 10 days older than his next brother.

So yes, close siblings apparently run in our families. And you know what? It's a gene I don't mind carrying on.

3 comments:

noelcordle said...

I've been meaning to tell you congratulations! And I am so jealous (is that crazy?). I am very much hoping and praying we can give Silas a sibling close in age :) I never had that growing up and always wanted it.

Jannell said...

After 6 kids of all spacings, I've decided that the perfect spacing is the one that you have. God sends them when we need them.

Elizabeth said...

Noel, I obviously can't vouch for parenting two close in age, but from a sibling perspective, it's great! I hope you're able to give Silas a sibling as well. :)