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Old 08-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #11
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Re: What was the biggest transition for you?

1-2 was the toughest for me. They were 17 months apart and kept me on my toes, #3 arrived when my youngest was 2.5 so both of my older kids were quite independent. #4 is due next month, and my youngest will only be 14 months, so I'm expecting a bit of an adjustment period again.

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #12
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Going from 1-2 was hardest for me. They were only 13 mos apart and I really struggled. Baby #3 came 2.5 years later and I handled it much better...probably because I was "seasoned" to the craziness. LOL
This was our spacing exactly and I agree. 1-2 was REALLY hard for me, adding #3 was like nothing
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[QUOTE="Ontariomama"]

Definitely 2-3! #3 was super high maintenance (as in I don't think I put him down until he could walk!! lol) so #1 and 2 had to learn a lot of patience quickly. [QUOTE]

Exact same here! Ds is 2.5 months now and still super touchy/needy!! And yes hubs is thinking of a V as well!!
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I think a lot of it must depend on spacing and personality - yours and the baby's!

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From 0-1.
Yes. I had actually spent plenty of time around babies and young children but as a teacher - I got to go home alone at the end of the day. Nothing could have prepared me for the intensity of full time attachment parenting a high needs baby.

It has gotten easier for me with each child. My middle guys were mellow babies and although #4 is another high needs my other boys are either fairly self sufficient or helpful so it's not so bad.
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From 2 to 3 was hardest for me..after that it didn't really margie a big differance.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #16
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From 2 to 3 was hardest for me..after that it didn't really makr a big differance.
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What worked for you guys with reflux? My DD is 15 months and has reflux, but I've been hesitant to take her in bc I'm nervous they'll jump straight to medication. Not against meds, just nervous. And our pedi's office is highly unorganized and a pain in the ***.
Sorry I just saw this.... I breastfed, so I eliminated my dairy. I am now a strict veg mostly vegan bc ALL of my children have had issues after I eat dairy while breastfeeding. Since cutting out dairy I have had the sweetest sleepers and happiest babies.

I hope that helps some.

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Thx! Oh dairy! I can't even begin wrapping my kind around how to cut that put... Though it'd bs worth a shot. How long of an elimination would work to see actual results?
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0-1 was hardest for me too. I had no clue what I was in for, he was (and still is) an incredibly high-maintenance child, and I also suffered from PPD that went undiagnosed for 9 long months. While 1-2 and 2-3 were sometimes challenging, they were nothing compared to the first and motherhood adjustment.
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1-2. My first was super easy, breastfed no problem, slept through the night @ 4 weeks. She was very social and went with anyone.


#2 and #1 are 2yrs 4 months apart, I had mastasis, she had trouble latching, at 10 months she still wakes up at least twice at night. She is very introverted and attached to me, no one can even look at her without screaming.

I couldn't take care of both kids easily until around 6 months. Now that she is older it is getting easier
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