I never thought about the benefits of having them so close together. My mom adopted (she had endometriosis and tried really hard to get pregnant), and my brother (not biological) and I are 11 months apart. We were best friends growing up.
My husband is the oldest of 7 (and he has a twin sister), and the farthest apart my MIL had her babies I think was a little bit more than 2 years.
I want at least 4 children, but no more than 7, so I'm not sure how to work that all out.
There are a few things that I'd like to have done/accomplished before I have my next baby: I'd like to own a house, I'd like to be healthy and in shape, and I'd also like a new car (our car right now will not fit two babies). I'd also like Joey to be the baby for a while before I'd even be pregnant with LO2.
Thank you ladies for all of your responses! So fun getting to know you all a little better!