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I have one brother and he is sixteen years older than me.
DH is the youngest of 5. His eldest brother is 13 years older. His nearest sibling is 7 years older.

I am 8 years older than my sister and 10 years older than my brother.

Even though DH is the baby of the family and I am the oldest child of mine, both of us aren't close to our siblings because the age gap makes us too different from them. His older siblings are close to each other and so are my younger ones.

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Mom was 37, dad was 34...
was a second marriage for both of them. My dad had a son from his first marriage at 26.

After his first marriage ended, he and my mom started dating and she got pregnant with my older brother when he was 31 and she was 34. They had one more so. After me in their 40s, but the doctor advised my mom not to have anymore children after that.


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My mom wanted an even dozen kids. It was her dream. Unfortunately, at 32, she had serious trouble carrying and birthing my sister. At 34 she nearly died having my brother. She was also told not to try to have any more. She made do by helping raise half the neighborhood kids, some of whom lived with us for a time.


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J is doing fine and so is the bump.She is due at the end of march.
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Mom...... 27, Pop..... 30. And this was the early 70's.

When women were spinsters if you didn't have a child by age 22.

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Mum was 26, Dad was 40.

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My mom was 23 when she had me. I don't know how old my father was when I was born as he was a MM who chose to stay with his wife and children.



DH's mother was 41 and his father was 43 when he was born. He still complains his childhood sucked because they were "so old". Apparently, vacations involved FL retirement communities and golf courses, being the only kid around for miles, and a lot of restaurant food.

Honestly, I don't know how older parents do it. I'm 41 and cannot imagine having a baby at this stage of my life. I like my sleep!!
I didn't really have that problem,both my parents lived life to the full and let me do what I wanted.By the time I was eight or nine I refused to accept a babysitter so my parents started leaving me on my own,just for a little while at the start but by the time I was ten I would have spent weekends alone.This will sound like abandonment to some people but it wasn't,I was smarter than the average bear.Like I said I have one brother who is a complete a*****e,we don't speak much but I have had his family stay with me.My nephew is only three years younger than me and my eldest niece is five years younger.
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As far as age gaps.... my XWs mom was 36 and her dad was 54 when she came along in 1965.

He was two years younger than her grandmother.

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18 mom, 20 dad. I'm a honeymoon baby all the way. They wanted no kids but always ALWAYS said I was the best thing that ever happened to them. And they were WONDERFUL parents. They were kids so they drug me everywhere and it was great. We grew up together.

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18 mom, 20 dad. I'm a honeymoon baby all the way. They wanted no kids but always ALWAYS said I was the best thing that ever happened to them. And they were WONDERFUL parents. They were kids so they drug me everywhere and it was great. We grew up together.
Was that a Freudian slip.They DRUG me everywhere.
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Both were 20 when they had me

I think my Mom was around 20 to 25 and Dad was around 25 to 30 roughly.

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Was that a Freudian slip.They DRUG me everywhere.
Benedryl did wonders for flying with my kids lol.


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I didn't really have that problem,both my parents lived life to the full and let me do what I wanted.By the time I was eight or nine I refused to accept a babysitter so my parents started leaving me on my own,just for a little while at the start but by the time I was ten I would have spent weekends alone.This will sound like abandonment to some people but it wasn't,I was smarter than the average bear.Like I said I have one brother who is a complete a*****e,we don't speak much but I have had his family stay with me.My nephew is only three years younger than me and my eldest niece is five years younger.
Due to my moms disability, I knew surgical wound care, how to make simple meals, what to do in emergency, and how to feed, burp, change, and bathe a baby before I knew my multiplication tables. By the time I was 10, my parents were comfortable leaving me alone to watch my siblings for short periods of time while they ran errands. By the time I was 12, they'd pay me to babysit for extended periods of time. I loved it!

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18 mom, 20 dad. I'm a honeymoon baby all the way. They wanted no kids but always ALWAYS said I was the best thing that ever happened to them. And they were WONDERFUL parents. They were kids so they drug me everywhere and it was great. We grew up together.
My mom was a late bloomer, so she was still going out with friends when I came along. I remember mom and her friends taking me to the drive in, concerts, many gatherings, and just being carted all over the place all the time. It was so much fun!

Turns out, kids are portable and can pretty much sleep anywhere.

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Due to my moms disability, I knew surgical wound care, how to make simple meals, what to do in emergency, and how to feed, burp, change, and bathe a baby before I knew my multiplication tables. By the time I was 10, my parents were comfortable leaving me alone to watch my siblings for short periods of time while they ran errands. By the time I was 12, they'd pay me to babysit for extended periods of time. I loved it!



My mom was a late bloomer, so she was still going out with friends when I came along. I remember mom and her friends taking me to the drive in, concerts, many gatherings, and just being carted all over the place all the time. It was so much fun!

Turns out, kids are portable and can pretty much sleep anywhere.
When I was fifteen my Dad leased an apt for me in NY and I moved in the day after my sixteenth birthday.He only signed the lease because I was too young.The following week him and my mom moved to Scotland and sold their house,if the apt hadn't worked out I was up s*** creek.When I was eighteen I moved to Germany for six months and then spent three years working all over the world for a few weeks or days at a time.
I had a blast.
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Benedryl did wonders for flying with my kids lol.
When we were going through grandma's stuff after she died in '88, mom just asked me

to pull out anything that was not clothes or cookware. Found an old cough syrup bottle... which

had heroin in it. I thought grandma was an addict until my aunt explained it was once legal.

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My brother and his wife had two sets of twins - 15 years apart!

The older twins were applying to colleges, while they were shopping for a nursery school
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