I've been thinking lately about how far apart we should space our kids. We want three....maybe four kids. I've always thought we should space them 2 years apart, but after having our first I'm not as sure. My reasons for 2 years apart are so we pretty much go through the stages all at once instead of waiting say 5 years and then having to "start over". And so hopefully the kids will have a closer bond since they'll be able to relate to each other and do more things together as they grow up. Also so I'll be younger when I have them. I'm 27 now, so I'd be done by 31 if we have 3, 33 if we have 4.
But I find myself dreading the newborn stage again. I find myself enjoying my son more and more the older he gets (and the more sleep I get!). I'm wondering if 2 years is enough of a "break" from the newborn stress. We're leaning more towards having 3 kids anyway, so if I space them 3 years apart I could still be done by 33.
So I'm wondering what everyone else is planning to do, or has already done if you have more than one? Obviously things may not work out the way we plan for various reasons, but ideally what would your spacing be? I'm also asking just out of curiousity because as an only child I find sibling relationships very interesting.