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Old 06-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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Thank you for all of your answers ladies! I do feel a little better knowing it will be easier when they are both mine. I haven't tried wearing the 5 month old, I only have a sling and I don't like it. I will need to invest in a new one, I will be using it when we have a new baby anyways. And the only reason DD cries when he does is because she's getting jealous that i'm holding him and not her.Is there a way to get around that issue or just ride it out and she'll get used to it?

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:53 PM   #12
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I think it is different when they are yours. It was hard for me when the second came along (they are 2 years 4 months apart). But even when it was hard, I would look at them and just fall in love. I was so happy to have them both, and that got me through. And it gets easier ( or maybe you just get more efficient ). When DS first arrived I thought two was rough. I looked and people with 3+ kids and thought "You people have lost your minds!" Now DS is 5 months old and caring for the two of them isn't hard at all. I'm still tired at the end of the day, but not stressed. I say go for it. It isn't a cakewalk, but it is awesome!

Oh and DD did the whole crying when DS cries thing too. We mostly work on asking her to help and telling her what a great helper she is. It makes her feel special.

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #13
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Re: Question for moms with more than one kid

I have 3 all close as you can see in my siggy. Some times they ALL cry at the same time. It's like dominoes sometimes, 2 kids are arguing, then 1 falls or something idk but somehow it happens. Anyways I just deal with one at a time, whoever gets consoled the quickest lol.
Like I know when my son cries, he walks up to me puts his head on my leg then kisses it, he walks away. Easy peasy. DD2 wants to be hugged a minute. DD1 not so easy, she is a drama queen and milks every thing out lol, plus she usually starts whatever is making them cry so she is normally last anyways. So I usually go in that order. Plus I can always hold two kids at the same time.
I think when they are both yours, you know them better and know how to deal with them. It might be hard at first going from 1 to 2 kids but you get used to it and it gets easier.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:14 AM   #14
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I have three kids, all 22 months apart from the next. You just learn to tune them out I do think it makes a difference with your own kids though. I've done some babysitting for friends young children/infants, and it's a lot harder then dealing with them, then it was my own. You'll get a routine set up with your kids, and you'll know what your infant prefers (like how they like to be held etc). For another person's baby-they're out of their element, and missing their mama kwim?

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