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Old 12-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #31
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Re: talk to me about going from 1 kid to 2

Honestly, for me, the transition from 1-2 kids was hell. My two are 32 months apart. My younger is now 3 1/2 and I still feel like my head is just barely above water most of the time... BUT even with that said, I wouldn't change it (well, maybe would have had baby #2 sooner or later? Not sure if that would have made a difference...)! My DD is the light of my life, just like her big brother is. They fight like crazy, but they are also a joy to watch and listen to when they play and talk together.

And from what I've heard (and what seems to be true around here), I'm in the minority. Most people have an easy-breezy transition from 1-2.

Congrats and good luck!

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #32
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Re: talk to me about going from 1 kid to 2

I didn't think it was too bad. The first month was a challenge, but I fell right into the grove. GL mama, and CONGRATS!

ETA: DS was 2 1/2 when DS2 was born, and he did great from day 1. He LOVES his brother There is really nothing cuter.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #33
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1-2 wasn't a big deal for us. My 1st was a little over 3, he was potty-trained, weaned, slept through the night and was old enough to know to stay close when we were out and about. Also, since newborns sleep so much, I was able to spend a lot of focused time with him still, read to him, color pictures and such. He also has a very sweet temperament.
Now 2-3 was a haze for like 6 months for me. My 2nd was only 19 months old, she was not potty-trained or weaned and things were really hard for a while after my third was born.
3-4 has also been super hard as my second is still having potty issues and my 3rd is not potty trained or weaned. My 3rd just turned 2.
So I guess I think what makes it more difficult is how close the spacing is.
No matter what though, it is not so hard that I would change it, the joys exceed the challenges and I love my life and each of my children like crazy. So even if may look like a disheveled little mess, rush around like a psycho, and never sleep more than 5 hours in a night, I have 4 wonderful children who I get to hang out with and witness them grow into the people they are going to be.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #34
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Thanks everyone. I'm going to try to not stress and try to go about things like normal.

I appreciate the input and honesty.
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