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Is taking care of your baby harder, easier or about what you expected to be?
Taking care of Jacob was harder than I expected it to be mainly because I was also taking care of 2 year old. It is hard when Jacob wants to nurse and Jackson wants to play or needs help pottying. We are finally on a bit of a routine so it has gotten a little bit easier.
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Nick is much easier than I expected. I was prepared for him to cry all the time but he really only cries when he needs something. It's much easier than taking care of my 12 year old autistic boy at work. He had days where he screamed non-stop for 7 hours. I admit that I do get bored at times when Nick is sleeping a lot and all the housework is done though.
I'm sure it will be much harder when we have a second.
definitely easier. my 1st had colic and would cry for 6 hours straight. so i was ready for a repeat. havent had that at all with lillian. she's a happy baby. can take her to shows and out to eat and have company over and not stress about a fussy baby in the least. i really lucked out with this one. now, heres hoping i dont jinx myself.
Easier- I was prepare for another baby like Allison. She had to be held all the time, nursed non-stop, and generally, was a high needs baby! JR is calm, I even get to eat food while it's hot They are night and day compared to each other!
Probably just as easy as I HOPED he would be.. He is just like his brother Gabe who is nearly 2... Kaelan is just such a good baby... He is so content most of the time.. I say to dh... ' SEE we DO have to have one more baby because we make AWESOME babies!!!'... hehe
Just different really... Not easier or harder than I expected, just not quite what I expected Jaxson is easier in some ways than Jake was. Getting out and about, getting housework done, etc is actually easier than I thought it would be. Dealing with two of them at home is pretty much what I expected. I feel like I am neglecting Jake a lot, but I just have to make sure I'm looking at the big picture.
Easier! I was scared I was going to have another high-needs baby, but Ember is pretty mellow and lets me put her down a LOT more than I anticipated.... so I feel like I still get pretty good time with my toddler and time to myself even! Getting out of the house is what I expected - it takes juggling and planning, but it can be done.
Harder. She's pretty needy and clingy. She only wants me all of the time (she can't stand my dh lol don't know why). Plus, my 2yr isn't adjusting as well as I thought. So it's been pretty tough, esp since I have no friends or family around.
Things are harder here. B is definitely a much more difficult baby than Mckenzie was. She is a much more difficult 4 year old then she was as a baby too. Between the two of them, I barely have time to shower...