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September 13th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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DD is 18 months and DS is now 3 months old. I have to say I was very anxious about dealing with 2 babies under 2 - but it has worked out MUCH better than I thought it would. It is a lot of work, but I am really happy that my children are closely spaced.

DD is a really good helper

How are you all feeling about 2 under 2?
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September 13th, 2012, 06:04 PM
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I am terrified. My kiddos will be 20ish months apart. I think I'm feeling anxious because Sarah is 17 mos now and I'm 29 weeks and having such a hard time caring for her. I'm tired, can't even sit with her on my lap because all she does is jab and poke my belly and it hurts. I don't want to get on the ground to play, I can't hold her for long....so I'm just wondering how I'm going to do it all. Ugh! It gives me hope though that it's working out for you. Specifcally, what is easier than you thought?
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September 13th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Stressing out! Lillian will be about 22 months old when Clara is born. I'm mostly worried about Lillian being jealous because she doesn't get all the attention anymore.
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September 14th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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I'm very nervous! I've tried telling Julien about the new baby but at 18 months old, he can't really understand. He knows what a baby is and when I ask him where's the baby he points at my tummy, but I don't think he realizes that there will be a brand new little one living with us in a month or so.

Julien wasn't an easy baby so I'm hoping #2 will be or else I'll go crazy!
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September 14th, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Specifcally, what is easier than you thought?
Trying to juggle my time between a very active toddler and a newborn. DD has always been high energy, and demands a lot of my attention. Fortunately DS is very easy going
DD has actually become a really good helper - even at 18 months. She imitates everything I do. Just now I was putting bottles of water in the fridge, she saw that and started to help!
It's tricky when I'm trying to feed DS and she wants to sit on my lap too. But somehow we manage.

It is scary, but I truly think that going from 1 child to 2 is always scary, regardless of the age difference.

If I could offer any advice it would be to accept any help that you get.

You will be fine
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September 14th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Well, I've already btdt with 2 under 2. My next endeavor is 3, 21 months and a newborn. We'll see how it goes. My oldest is a wonderful little helper and she is so excited about her baby brother. My little one gets kind of jealous right now if I'm even holding the older one but, she'll adjust. So will the rest of us!
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September 22nd, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I'm also terrified! I can't even handle one child some days and the thought of having an active toddler and a new born is scary. I just worry how Brycen will react to having to share us and also being cooped up in the house the rest of the winter by myself when DH is working. Everyone says the first few weeks are the hardest but as they get older it's great because they play together..I am looking forward to that!
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November 1st, 2012, 06:53 PM
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I'm also terrified! I can't even handle one child some days and the thought of having an active toddler and a new born is scary. I just worry how Brycen will react to having to share us and also being cooped up in the house the rest of the winter by myself when DH is working. Everyone says the first few weeks are the hardest but as they get older it's great because they play together..I am looking forward to that!
Yeah, I kind of feel the same way - Lucy will be 18 months when our second baby arrives (due in ten days). I don't like winter, and I am not used to being with Lucy all day long seven days a week (I normally work Mon-Fri). I may just drop her off at our babysitter's twice a week just to stay with the newborn and let Lucy spend some time outside our house and with other kids and give me a break from the whole ordeal

My main concern is how to entertain Lucy, who is a toddler, while I am busy with the newborn. I am afraid she will be bored and frustrated. I am also afraid of them not napping at the same time which means I will get no rest. At least now, Lucy takes one two hour nap mid day and often, I lay down too. One thing hubby and I agreed on is that Lucy will be babysat every day for the first two weeks so that we get the newborn sort of on schedule (comes off the day and night reversal), while she gets to spend most of the day in her familiar environment.
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